A New Research Agenda: Writing for Virtual Reality Interactive Narratives.

Joshua Fisher, M.S. Vosmeer, Jonathan Barbara

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Scriptwriting for Virtual Reality Interactive Digital Narratives (IDN) derives insights from writing for linear or cinematic Virtual Reality (VR). However, due to the lack of agency in linear VR, insights from the scholarship that might improve the writing process are limited. Therefore, this paper suggests a new research agenda to explore scriptwriting for VR IDN. The paper establishes insights and challenges writers for VR IDN may encounter while composing. These challenges include scripting the body, movement as action, environmental storytelling, and guiding the interactors’ gaze. A research agenda is proposed that categorizes these compositional insights and challenges within different levels of the System-Process-Product model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling
Subtitle of host publication15th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2022, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, December 4–7, 2022, Proceedings
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


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