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Developing a Writer's Toolkit for Interactive Locative Storytelling.

Packer, H., Hargood, C., Howard, Y., Papadopoulos, P. and Millard, D., 2017. Developing a Writer's Toolkit for Interactive Locative Storytelling. In: International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling 2017, 14-17 November 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

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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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Uncontrolled Keywords:locative literature; interactive narratives; authoring
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:29572
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Aug 2017 11:14
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:06


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