Interactive Storytelling: Techniques for 21st Century Fiction / Edition 1

Interactive Storytelling: Techniques for 21st Century Fiction / Edition 1

by Andrew Glassner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568812213

ISBN-13: 9781568812212

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

We are on the verge of creating an exciting new kind of interactive story form that will involve audiences as active participants. This book provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of classical story structure and classical game structure and explains why it has been surprisingly difficult to bring these two activities together. With this foundation in

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Overview

We are on the verge of creating an exciting new kind of interactive story form that will involve audiences as active participants. This book provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of classical story structure and classical game structure and explains why it has been surprisingly difficult to bring these two activities together. With this foundation in place, the book presents several ideas for ways to move forward in this appealing quest. The author has a conversational and friendly style, making reading a pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568812212
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

I Introduction

1 People, Stories, and Games

II Story Structure

2 Character

3 Plot

4 Story Technique

III Game Structure

5 Game Experience

6 Rules and Scoring

7 Gameplay

IV Merging Stories and Games

8 Structures

9 Branching and Hypertext

10 Common Pitfalls

11 First Steps

V Story Environments

12 Story Environments

13 Designing for Participation

14 Experiments

Bibliography

Index

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