the extent to which the human author pre-ordains the possible narrative or instills the system with the ability to creatively adapt to the experiencer

On the one hand, strong authorial intent means the quality of experience can be ensured, according to the vision of the human author. On the other hand, greater creative freedom on behalf of the interactive narrative system can yield greater user agency at the risk of straying from the human author’s vision.1

1. Riedl, M and Bulitko, V. Interactive Narrative: An Intelligent Systems Approach. AI Magazine Pg 6.

Recommended Listening

Voices of VR by Kent Bye
#411: Living Stories: What VR Can Learn from Immersive Theater
#396: ‘Sequenced’ & the Challenge of Interactive VR Narratives