Automated Planning and Player Modelling for Interactive Storytelling

  • Author / Creator
    Ramirez Sanabria, Alejandro J
  • 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.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Computing Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Bulitko, Vadim (Computing Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Bowling, Michael (Computing Science)
    • Spetch, Marcia (Psychology)
    • Zhang, Hong (Computing Science)