Data-Driven Drama Management

Interactive narrative is a form of digital interactive experience in which users create or influence a dramatic storyline through actions, either by assuming the role of a character in a fictional virtual world, issuing commands to computer-controlled characters, or directly manipulating the fictional world state. Hong Yu's thesis describes how to use data about players' preferences to control the flow of players' individual experiences. Hong's Drama Manager approach personalizes players' experiences and is shown to increase player enjoyment.