• Bringing stories to life in 1001 nights: A co-creative text adventure game using a story generation model

Sun, Yuqian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4076-8140, Ni, Xuran ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5138-7634, Feng, Haozhen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7044-8909, LC, Ray ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7310-8790, Lee, Chang Hee ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5384-5547 and Asadipour, Ali ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0159-3090, 2022, Journal Article, Bringing stories to life in 1001 nights: A co-creative text adventure game using a story generation model Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 13762 (15). pp. 651-672. ISSN 0302-9743

Abstract or Description:

How can the stories we tell be turned from abstractions in our own minds into concrete elements in a digital environment that we can interact with? To immerse everyday storytelling into digital interactions, we created a game that turns entities in a story into digital assets that have functional roles. Taking the classic folklore as inspiration, we created 1001 Nights, a co-creative, mixed-initiative storytelling game using an existing AI creative writing system. In this game, Shahrzad (driven by the player) tells stories through a dialogue interface, while the King (driven by the AI model) continues the player’s story in turn. Text from the story is used in the game mechanics, so that if the player enters keywords such as ‘sword’ and ‘shield’, they are turned into equipment that can be used in battles. Players who are more engaged with the game, measured by the length of their inputs, are rewarded with better achievements. The game aims to facilitate player engagement and creativity through natural language interactions in an empowering setting. This paper presents the game design, a breakdown of the development process and an analysis of user data, including instrumented gameplay data from 2055 players and comments from 422 players. The player feedback indicates that they enjoyed the creative interactions, the game mechanics and the narratives they constructed.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22298-6_42
Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence > G710 Speech and Natural Language Processing
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: Research Centres > Computer Science Research Centre
Research & Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22298-6_42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Game AI; Intelligent narrative; Conversational agent; Game design; NCP-player interactions; Interactive storytelling
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 15:14
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2023 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5290
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