The Digital Campfire: An Ontology of Interactive Digital Storytelling

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List of Authors: Jouni Smed, Tomi “bgt” Suovuo, Natasha Trygg, Petter Skult, Harri Hakonen
Editors: Jyotsana Thakur
Place: Hershey
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: IGI Global
Book title: Modern Perspectives on Virtual Communications and Social Networking
Start page: 174
End page: 195
ISBN: 9781522557159
eISBN: 9781522557166


Interactive digital storytelling (IDS) allows a human user to become an
active part in a story and to affect how the story unfolds. To
understand IDS systems, we need to consider the partakers present in
them as well as their roles and interconnections. In this chapter, the
authors discern four partaking entities—interactor, author, developer,
and storyworld—and describe both their affiliated sub-entities as well
as their relationship to one another. Based on both reviewing relevant
literature and analyzing existing IDS systems, the ontology presented
here provides a cohesive view into the current state of both theoretical
and practical research.


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