Aporia – Exploring Continuation Desire in a Game focused on Environmental Storytelling

S.H. Bevensee, Kasper Alexander Dahlsgaard Boisen, Mikael Peter Olsen, Henrik Schoenau-Fog, Luis Emilio Bruni

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This paper is a reflective description of the development and the evaluation of the experimental game ‘Aporia’. The project demonstrates an exploration of interactive environmental storytelling and an evaluation of engagement as measured by continuation desire in a non-violent first-person computer game. The test method involves the interruption of the player during gameplay at specific points and assessing their desire to continue. The objective of the interactive experience in the game is to convey a pre-written story through environmental storytelling by the use of pictorial cues in an immersive, atmospheric and aesthetic environment. The findings suggest that Aporia appears as a non-linear emergent narrative experience with a high level of engagement facilitating a desire to continue playing the game.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling : 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012
EditorsDavid Oyarzun, Federico Peinado, R. Michael Young, Ane Elizalde, Gonzalo Méndez
Volume7648
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2012
Pages42-47
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34850-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-34851-8
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Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference in Interactive Storytelling (ICIDS 2012) - San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

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ConferenceInternational Conference in Interactive Storytelling (ICIDS 2012)
CountrySpain
CitySan Sebastián
Period12/11/201215/11/2012
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN0302-9743

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Bevensee, S. H., Boisen, K. A. D., Olsen, M. P., Schoenau-Fog, H., & Bruni, L. E. (2012). Aporia – Exploring Continuation Desire in a Game focused on Environmental Storytelling. In D. Oyarzun, F. Peinado, R. M. Young, A. Elizalde, & G. Méndez (Eds.), Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012 (Vol. 7648, pp. 42-47). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34851-8_4
Bevensee, S.H. ; Boisen, Kasper Alexander Dahlsgaard ; Olsen, Mikael Peter ; Schoenau-Fog, Henrik ; Bruni, Luis Emilio. / Aporia – Exploring Continuation Desire in a Game focused on Environmental Storytelling. Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. editor / David Oyarzun ; Federico Peinado ; R. Michael Young ; Ane Elizalde ; Gonzalo Méndez. Vol. 7648 Springer, 2012. pp. 42-47 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Bevensee, SH, Boisen, KAD, Olsen, MP, Schoenau-Fog, H & Bruni, LE 2012, Aporia – Exploring Continuation Desire in a Game focused on Environmental Storytelling. in D Oyarzun, F Peinado, RM Young, A Elizalde & G Méndez (eds), Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. vol. 7648, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 42-47, International Conference in Interactive Storytelling (ICIDS 2012), San Sebastián, Spain, 12/11/2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34851-8_4

Aporia – Exploring Continuation Desire in a Game focused on Environmental Storytelling. / Bevensee, S.H.; Boisen, Kasper Alexander Dahlsgaard; Olsen, Mikael Peter; Schoenau-Fog, Henrik; Bruni, Luis Emilio.

Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. ed. / David Oyarzun; Federico Peinado; R. Michael Young; Ane Elizalde; Gonzalo Méndez. Vol. 7648 Springer, 2012. p. 42-47 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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Bevensee SH, Boisen KAD, Olsen MP, Schoenau-Fog H, Bruni LE. Aporia – Exploring Continuation Desire in a Game focused on Environmental Storytelling. In Oyarzun D, Peinado F, Young RM, Elizalde A, Méndez G, editors, Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. Vol. 7648. Springer. 2012. p. 42-47. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34851-8_4