Interactive Narratives

Key concepts:
  • interactivity
  • agency
  • narrative:
    • stories: embedded, emergent, contextual
  • immersion
    • willing suspension of disbelief
    • 4th wall, metafiction
  • game
    • design: rules, play, culture
  • point of view
    • first-person, second-perspn, third-person, god game, other?
  • ludonarrative dissonance

“Some such term is needed to mark the change we are experiencing, the invention of a new genre altogether, which is narrative in shape and that includes elements we associate with games.” — Janet Murray, “From Game-Story to Cyber-Drama”

Examples:

How would you evaluate the interactivity; agency; narrative; immersion?

Text Adventure

Interactive Memoir

Interactive drama

Serious Game

Video Game