Toward a deeper understanding of branching dialogue systems

Taylor-Giles, Leanne C. (2014) Toward a deeper understanding of branching dialogue systems. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This practice-based exegesis examines the field of writing interactive branching dialogues within video games from the perspective of a professional game writer. Leanne analyses both existing critically-acclaimed titles and her own personal works to create a taxonomy for critique that expands upon the current understanding of games as a literary medium. The final project of the exegesis purposely applies the elements of her new taxonomy in an ineffective manner, making explicit the outcomes and pitfalls of writing multi-layered, tiered dialogues and how tacit assumptions made during the writing process can negatively impact player agency.

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ID Code: 72837
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Turner, Jane
Keywords: Interactive narrative, Branching dialogues, Video Games, Writing, Game writing
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 07:04
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:44

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