Nicolas Szilas Research -->  Cosign'02

" Structural models
for Interactive Drama"

N. Szilas
COmputational Semiotics for Games and New Media (COSIGN)
Augsburg (Germany)

September 2002


We are designing computer programs for Interactive Drama, where the audience can act to modify the story while the computer responds to these acts and maintains the narrative nature of the experience.
Such computer based Interactive Drama requires narrative models able to both simulate the narrative on a deep level, and allow the user to interact with it.
We discuss in this paper the extent to which structuralist models are useful for this purpose. Then, we describe our own computer model and its structuralist sources. Finally we discuss the limits of Structuralism for our model.

   From AI to narrative

( HOME )