Interactive Narrative, Plot Types, and Interpersonal Relations

@inproceedings{Ryan2008InteractiveNP,
  title={Interactive Narrative, Plot Types, and Interpersonal Relations},
  author={Marie-Laure Ryan},
  booktitle={ICIDS},
  year={2008}
}
The design of an interactive narrative begins with the choice of a type of story. In this paper I examine the potential of three kinds of plot for active user participation: the epic plot, which focuses on the struggle of the individual to survive in a hostile world, the dramatic plot, which deals with the evolution of a network of human relations, and the epistemic plot, which is propelled by the desire to solve a mystery. I distinguish two basic types of immersion—ludic and narrative, the… CONTINUE READING

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