[CLD15] Making Sense of Emergent Narratives: An Architecture Supporting Player-Triggered Narrative ProcessesConférence Internationale avec comité de lecture : IEEE CIG 2015 Computational Intelligence and Games, September 2015, pp.to appear, Taiwan,
Mots clés: game design, video games, emergent games, interaction
Résumé: Emergent games have the particularity to allow more possible situations to emerge than progression games do. Coupled with procedural content generation techniques they also tend to increase the number of possible situations that players can encounter. However, in case the player is not creative or lucky enough these many emergent situations can have a low narrative value. This article addresses this problem through an architecture that gives players more responsibilities towards the story by triggering Narrative Processes. A Narrative Process is a script capable of making meaningful modiﬁcations to the story in real time. Also, our proposed architecture provide an Interpretation Engine whose role is to make sense of the emergent world as it is changing and inform the Narrative Processes with high level story concepts such as actors and places. We ﬁrst cover the basics of emergent games and interactive narratives to then present the architecture behind the Narrative Processes as well as the Interpretation Engine. We then conclude by a discussion of the potential impact of our architecture on the fundamental characteristics of emergent games.