Genres, Structures and Strategies in Interactive Digital Narratives – Analyzing a Body of Works Created in ASAPS

  • Hartmut Koenitz
  • Kun-Ju Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7648)


The Advanced Stories Authoring and Presentation System (ASAPS) has been used to build 60 interactive digital narratives (IDN) so far. The paper briefly discusses several salient aspects of the system, including the bottom-up approach of the project and observations from using the tool for teaching in an academic setting, as well as related work. Next, we describe several outstanding examples of ASAPS narratives before analyzing visual styles, narrative genres, and structural aspects, as well as identifying additional narrative strategies.


Interactive Storytelling Authoring System Interactive Digital Narrative Content Analysis Narrative Design Narrative Genres Narrative Strategies Teaching Interactive Narrative 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Koenitz
    • 1
  • Kun-Ju Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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