ICIDS: The future of interactive storytelling, plus some Versu thoughts

Hartmut Koenitz submitted a talk for ICIDS that was essentially a manifesto about what needs to happen next in interactive digital narrative, and accompanied this with a workshop on the future of interactive storytelling. The points of the manifesto are as follow: We need a new theory of narrative for interactive digital narrative in order … Continue reading “ICIDS: The future of interactive storytelling, plus some Versu thoughts”

ICIDS: Interactive Documentary

I mentioned in my general ICIDS post that William Uricchio spoke about interactive documentaries: interactive story forms designed to convey information, sometimes by journalists to support news articles, sometimes as stand-alone long-form projects. He showed us his team’s project _docubase, a collection of (currently) 172 documentaries: these aren’t hosted at _docubase, but have catalog entries … Continue reading “ICIDS: Interactive Documentary”

ICIDS, Some Thoughts

ICIDS is an academic conference in interactive storytelling. This year it was held in Singapore, and I was invited as a speaker, which was awesome. I spoke about Versu and Blood & Laurels. Graham Nelson accompanied me, and though he was sightseeing for some portion of the trip, he did come along to one of … Continue reading “ICIDS, Some Thoughts”

Call for Papers: ICIDS 2014

From the call for papers from ICIDS 2014, held in Singapore in November this year: The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) is the premier venue for researchers, practitioners and theorists to present recent results, share novel techniques and insights, and exchange ideas about this new storytelling medium… The ICIDS conference series has a … Continue reading “Call for Papers: ICIDS 2014”

Mid-July Link Assortment

Events ParserComp games are still available to play and vote on through July 31, and players are reviewing these games over on the intfiction forum. Hops Ahead: The Art of Alternate Histories, Presents, and Futures is an exhibition of interactive narrative works, curated by Clara Fernández-Vara and Nick Montfort, running December 4-7 at UC Santa … Continue reading “Mid-July Link Assortment”

End of February Link Assortment

Events March 5 is the next meeting of the SF Bay Area IF Meetup. March 21, I’m speaking at the GDC AI summit (at a fairly silly hour of my morning, but a relatively normal time for US-based people) about the work underlying Mask of the Rose, and especially the way NPC decision-making is exposed … Continue reading “End of February Link Assortment”