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CAMeRA creating toolbox for IRIS


IRIS: Network of Excellence on Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling

Interactive Storytelling (IS) is a major endeavour to develop new media which could offer a radically new user experience, with a potential to revolutionise digital entertainment. European research in Interactive Storytelling has played a leading role in the development of the field, and this creates a unique opportunity to strengthen its position even further by structuring some of its best actors within a Network of Excellence (NoE).


The EU-funded NoE IRIS (Integrating Research in Interactive Storytelling) aims at creating a virtual centre of excellence that will be able to achieve breakthroughs in the understanding of Interactive Storytelling and the development of corresponding technologies. It is organised around four major objectives: To extend Interactive Storytelling technologies in terms of performance and scalability, so that they can support the production of actual Interactive Narratives; To make the next generation of Interactive Storytelling technologies more accessible to authors and content creators of different media backgrounds (scriptwriters, story boarders, game designers); To develop a more Integrated Approach to Interactive Storytelling Technologies, achieving a proper integration with cinematography; To develop Methodologies to evaluate Interactive Storytelling systems as well as the media experience of Interactive Narrative.

CAMeRA is developing a toolbox for user testing, that will target end-users (players, audience etc.) to evaluate media experience of next generation Interactive Storytelling technologies. Prototypes of IS will be tested in studies conducted together with several IRIS members.