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Subject/Keyword
Player agency
Computer science
Video Games
Artificial intelligence
Interactive storytelling
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Ramirez Sanabria, Alejandro J
Supervisor and department
Bulitko, Vadim (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Bowling, Michael (Computing Science)
Zhang, Hong (Computing Science)
Spetch, Marcia (Psychology)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-09-29T17:00:19Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Interactive Storytelling (IS) acknowledges that people want to be participants in the unfolding of a story plot. Given the complex nature of IS, Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods can be called upon to improve and enhance interactive stories in video games. In the past decade, a number of experience management systems have been proposed but only a few have been evaluated; furthermore, none of the evaluated systems has offered both player modelling and a story generation module. In the present work, I propose PAST (Player-specific Automated Storytelling), a new experience management system that welds together two complementary approaches for increasing player agency: generative experience management and player modelling. I present a set of empirical evaluations involving 320 human participants in which my system is shown to have a positive effect on perceived player agency.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3C824R47
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