(also known as a ‘story generator’)

a generalisation of the ‘drama manager’ concept put forward by Joe Bates in Virtual reality, art, and entertainment. Originally published in Presence: The Journal of Tele-operators and Virtual Environments, Pg. 133–138, 1992.

an intelligent, omniscient, and disembodied agent that monitors the virtual world and intervenes to drive the narrative forward according to some model of quality of experience. Often used as a surrogate for the human author.1

1. Mark O. Riedl and Vadim Bulitko. Interactive Narrative: An Intelligent Systems Approach. AI Magazine Pg 3.

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