A Genre-Independent Approach to Producing Interactive Screen Media Narratives

Marian F Ursu, Jonathan J. Cook, Vilmos Zsombori, Ian Kegel

In this paper we describe a production- and genre-independent approach to developing interactive and reconfigurable screen media narratives made with recorded essence. It is founded on a declarative language for the representation of interactive narratives called Narrative Structure Language (NSL). A complete software system for authoring and delivery and a number of productions realised with it, some in the public domain, validated the approach. This paper focuses on NSL and the authoring component of the software system.

Subjects: 6.2 Multimedia; 1.1 Art And Music

Submitted: Sep 13, 2007