Telling Stories through Space: The Mindstage Project

M Nitsche, Paul Richens

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Abstract

Mindstage is a real-time multi-user 3D virtual environment used to explore the relationships between a linear story and the virtual world in which it unfolds. The prototype uses as its narrative spine an illustrated lecture on film design by Christopher Hobbs. It provides a stage for interaction featuring a customized 3D environment based on this material, with the necessary actors and objects in it. The main design issues were mapping the linear talk onto the virtual space, and the implementation of various interactive features within it. We argue that a careful use of spatial design supports a degree of non-linear story-telling without compromising the core linear content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnologies for interactive storytelling and entertainment (TIDSE 2006)
EditorsS Goebel, R Malkewitz, I Iurgel
Place of PublicationBerlin/Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages61-71
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540499342
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
EventTechnologies for interactive storytelling and entertainment (TIDSE 2006) - Berlin/Heidelberg
Duration: 1 Dec 2006 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume4326

Conference

ConferenceTechnologies for interactive storytelling and entertainment (TIDSE 2006)
CityBerlin/Heidelberg
Period1/12/06 → …

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