Interactive Storytelling is basically a king of digital entertainment in which the user can interact with the character of the story by issuing orders or by acting as one who directs the events in the story. The notion of Interactive Storytelling has been around for several years.
Interactive Storytelling :
In 70s they were available in the form of books but in today’s world of computers and technology they are present in form of software which has become pretty popular among users. In Interactive Storytelling the reader has the controls of the characters which take place in a structured environment.
The characters are played within this structured environment. The focus is more towards the storytelling and developing the role of character. In a good story focus is made on details such as internal logic and consistency.
Although there are no rules in these storytelling games, but in some of the storytelling games (Interactive Storytelling Role Playing) the reader has to stick to the chosen genre and defined settings, whereas in other games the reader has the freedom (Free Form Role Playing).
The Interactive Storytelling comprises of two basic elements, popular media and games. A good story will always lead to good script. Some of the popular and common aspects of Interactive Storytelling are:
- Exploration- The reader basically selects what he wants to read next. The order of reading will not change the text and the reader can read all of the work.
- Challenge- When the reader wants to end a story in a certain way, he will need to choose right decisions.
- Complicity- In interactive story, the reader has to undertake some form of responsibility. He is presented with certain options to continue the story.
- Choice- The reader is presented with a choice of what the lead character in the story should do next. These choices present the reader with challenge which enables him to explore his own beliefs.