Communication in multi-player role playing games – The effect of medium

Anders Tychsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Michael Hitchens, Susana Tosca

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Abstract

The Pen-and-Paper role-playing game is a successful example of collaborative interactive narrative. Meanwhile, computer-based role-playing games, while structurally similar, offer quite different narrative experiences. Here results are presented of an experimental study of role-playing gamers in Pen-and-Paper and computer-supported settings. Communication patterns are shown to vary significantly on measures such as the share of in-character statements and the share of dramatically motivated statements. These results are discussed in the light of differences between the two gaming forms and finally some design implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment - 3rd International Conference, TIDSE 2006, Proceedings
EditorsStefan Gobel, Rainer Malkewitz, Ido Iurgel
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2006
Pages277-288
ISBN (Print)9783540499343
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, TIDSE 2006 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 4. Dec 20066. Dec 2006

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, TIDSE 2006
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period04/12/200606/12/2006
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume4326 LNCS
ISSN0302-9743

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Narrative
  • Player behaviour
  • Role-playing games

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