Connecting the Dots

Quantifying the Narrative Experience in Interactive Media

Hakon Jarl Hannesson, Thorbjørn Reimann-Andersen, Paolo Burelli, Luis Emilio Bruni

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Abstract

In this paper we analyze narrative in interactive media with a special focus on emergent narrative. We detail the criteria for creation of an online questionnaire for the evaluation of emergent narrative as a subjective experience and present the result of a large scale survey in which it was applied. The survey was conducted during a threeweek- period in May-June 2015, receiving answers from 14,259 people. Each participant answered based on one of the twenty games chosen for the investigation. The twenty games were chosen to meet one of three inclusion criteria’s. Firstly on the usage of descriptive narrative in their communities, which indicates a strong emergent narrative experience, secondly their emergent narrative potential and thirdly for their potential to be used as comparative or baseline measurements. The results strongly indicate that the Emergent Narrative questionnaire is effective for measuring the occurrence of an emergent narrative, when compared to the test-subjects’ self-reported experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling : 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 - December 4, 2015, Proceedings
EditorsHenrik Schoenau-Fog, Luis Emilio Bruni, Sandy Louchart, Sarune Baceviciute
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2015
Pages189-201
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27035-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27036-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period30/11/201504/12/2015
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume9445
ISSN0302-9743

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Hannesson, H. J., Reimann-Andersen, T., Burelli, P., & Bruni, L. E. (2015). Connecting the Dots: Quantifying the Narrative Experience in Interactive Media. In H. Schoenau-Fog, L. E. Bruni, S. Louchart, & S. Baceviciute (Eds.), Interactive Storytelling: 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 - December 4, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 189-201). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 9445 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_18
Hannesson, Hakon Jarl ; Reimann-Andersen, Thorbjørn ; Burelli, Paolo ; Bruni, Luis Emilio. / Connecting the Dots : Quantifying the Narrative Experience in Interactive Media. Interactive Storytelling: 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 - December 4, 2015, Proceedings. editor / Henrik Schoenau-Fog ; Luis Emilio Bruni ; Sandy Louchart ; Sarune Baceviciute. Springer, 2015. pp. 189-201 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9445).
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Hannesson, HJ, Reimann-Andersen, T, Burelli, P & Bruni, LE 2015, Connecting the Dots: Quantifying the Narrative Experience in Interactive Media. in H Schoenau-Fog, LE Bruni, S Louchart & S Baceviciute (eds), Interactive Storytelling: 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 - December 4, 2015, Proceedings. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9445, pp. 189-201, 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30/11/2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_18

Connecting the Dots : Quantifying the Narrative Experience in Interactive Media. / Hannesson, Hakon Jarl; Reimann-Andersen, Thorbjørn; Burelli, Paolo; Bruni, Luis Emilio.

Interactive Storytelling: 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 - December 4, 2015, Proceedings. ed. / Henrik Schoenau-Fog; Luis Emilio Bruni; Sandy Louchart; Sarune Baceviciute. Springer, 2015. p. 189-201 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9445).

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Hannesson HJ, Reimann-Andersen T, Burelli P, Bruni LE. Connecting the Dots: Quantifying the Narrative Experience in Interactive Media. In Schoenau-Fog H, Bruni LE, Louchart S, Baceviciute S, editors, Interactive Storytelling: 8th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 30 - December 4, 2015, Proceedings. Springer. 2015. p. 189-201. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9445). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_18