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Developing a Writer’s Toolkit for interactive locative storytelling

Developing a Writer’s Toolkit for interactive locative storytelling
Developing a Writer’s Toolkit for interactive locative storytelling
Despite the increasing popularity of locative interactive stories their poetics are poorly understood, meaning that there is little advice or support for locative authors, and few frameworks for critical analysis. The StoryPlaces project has spent two years working with over sixty authors creating locative stories. Through analyzing the stories themselves, and interviewing readers, we have developed a simple writer’s toolkit that highlights the challenges and opportunities offered by locative fiction. In this paper, we describe our approach and outline twelve key pragmatic and aesthetic considerations that we have derived from our experience and analyses. Together these reveal that the main challenge in locative literature lies in aligning the narrative text, the structural logic, and the demands and affordances of the landscape.
locative literature, interactive narratives, authoring
63-74
Springer
Packer, Heather
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Hargood, Charlie
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Howard, Yvonne
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Papadopoulos, Petros
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Papadopoulos, Petros
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Packer, Heather, Hargood, Charlie, Howard, Yvonne, Papadopoulos, Petros and Millard, David (2017) Developing a Writer’s Toolkit for interactive locative storytelling. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. vol. 10690, Springer. pp. 63-74 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71027-3_6).

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Despite the increasing popularity of locative interactive stories their poetics are poorly understood, meaning that there is little advice or support for locative authors, and few frameworks for critical analysis. The StoryPlaces project has spent two years working with over sixty authors creating locative stories. Through analyzing the stories themselves, and interviewing readers, we have developed a simple writer’s toolkit that highlights the challenges and opportunities offered by locative fiction. In this paper, we describe our approach and outline twelve key pragmatic and aesthetic considerations that we have derived from our experience and analyses. Together these reveal that the main challenge in locative literature lies in aligning the narrative text, the structural logic, and the demands and affordances of the landscape.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 14 November 2017
Published date: November 2017
Venue - Dates: 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Madeira, Portugal, 2017-11-14 - 2017-11-17
Keywords: locative literature, interactive narratives, authoring

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Local EPrints ID: 414262
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414262
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ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2017 16:31
Last modified: 17 Sep 2019 01:04

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