The aim of the course is to present the key concepts behind interactive digital storytelling as well as review proposed and existing systems.
The course focuses on the four partakers of interactive digital
storytelling (IDS): the platform, the narrative designer, the
interactor, and the storyworld. When constructing a platform, the
problem is to select an appropriate approach from tightly controlled to
emergent storytelling. On this platform, the narrative designer is then
responsible for creating content (e.g. characters, props, scenes and
events) for the storyworld, which is then experienced and influenced by
the interactor. The structure and relationships between these partakers
is explained from a theoretical perspective as well as using existing
IDS systems as examples.
- Teacher: Jouni Smed