Developing a Writer’s Toolkit for Interactive Locative Storytelling

Authors: Packer, H., Hargood, C., Howard, Y., Papadopoulos, P. and Millard, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29572/

Start date: 14 November 2017

Despite the increasing popularity of locative interactive stories their poetics are poorly understood, meaning that there is little advice or support for locative authors, and few frameworks for critical analysis. The StoryPlaces project has spent two years working with over sixty authors creating locative stories. Through analyzing the stories themselves, and interviewing readers, we have developed a simple writer's toolkit that highlights the challenges and opportunities offered by locative fiction. In this paper we describe our approach, and outline twelve key pragmatic and aesthetic considerations that we have derived from our experience and analyses. Together these reveal that the main challenge in locative literature lies in aligning the narrative text, the structural logic, and the demands and affordances of the landscape.

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Authors: Packer, H.S., Hargood, C., Howard, Y., Papadopoulos, P. and Millard, D.E.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29572/

Journal: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Volume: 10690 LNCS

Pages: 63-74

eISSN: 1611-3349

ISBN: 9783319710266

ISSN: 0302-9743

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71027-3_6

© 2017, Springer International Publishing AG. Despite the increasing popularity of locative interactive stories their poetics are poorly understood, meaning that there is little advice or support for locative authors, and few frameworks for critical analysis. The StoryPlaces project has spent two years working with over sixty authors creating locative stories. Through analyzing the stories themselves, and interviewing readers, we have developed a simple writer’s toolkit that highlights the challenges and opportunities offered by locative fiction. In this paper, we describe our approach and outline twelve key pragmatic and aesthetic considerations that we have derived from our experience and analyses. Together these reveal that the main challenge in locative literature lies in aligning the narrative text, the structural logic, and the demands and affordances of the landscape.

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