“The mutable cursor: using the cursor as a descriptive and directive device in digital interactive stories”

  • ©Ella Tallyn, Alan Chalmers, and Scott Pitkethly

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    Interaction

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    The mutable cursor: using the cursor as a descriptive and directive device in digital interactive stories

Session/Category Title:   Interaction and Navigation


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    The cursor as a mutable window through which a story environment is depicted. The mutable cursor acts as a mediator between the player and the environment, illustrating the point of view of a story character.

References:


    1. Sony Computer Entertainment Announces the Design of the Next Generation PlayStation System, 2 March 1999.
    2. Platt, C. (1995). Interactive entertainment: Who writes it? Who reads it? Who needs it? www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.09/ interactive_pr.html
    3.Tallyn E., Meech J. Developing the first person point of view: using characters as a sensory lens. Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 98.


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