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Nitsche, M., & Thomas, M. 2003, November 4–6, Stepping back: Players as active participators. Paper presented at Level Up. 
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Resource type: Proceedings Article
BibTeX citation key: Nitsche2003
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Categories: General
Keywords: Drama, Performance
Creators: Copier, Nitsche, Raessens, Thomas
Collection: Level Up
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Instead of confining the player to a single role, the active participator model positions the player in a more flexible position towards the fictional
gameworld: involved and immersed in its various events without being limited
to one role. The research project Common Tales explores this model in a serial game structure that stages the flexible relationship between the two game
heroes. Players can change controls from one character to the other, guiding
them through their adventures, and shaping their relationship with each other.
Enabled through interactive functionality and expressed though cinematic
mediation and spatial organisation, the character-driven gameworld engages
the player as the central addressee and originator at the same time.
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From the CD-ROM attached to the proceedings.

A description of the dramatic possibilites offered by a game the authors designed (Common Tales).
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   "Players step into a dramatic position in relation to the fictional world -- defined by the very character they control."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Drama Performance
   "Having two heroes battling with certain tasks spread on a virtual stage filled with dramatic elements ... transforms the space between the virtual heroes in Common Tales into a valuable expressive element of the relationship between the two main characters."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Drama Performance Space
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