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DINE: Data-driven Interactive Narrative Engine

DINE is a platform for creating interactive narratives that allow for free-text player input.

Featured Narratives

DINE: Courtroom : New to DINE? Start here. (comments)
DINE: Earthquake : New to DINE? Try this next. (comments)
A Quiet Street : by Olivia Connolly (oconnolly) (comments)
Runner : by Obiageli Odimegwu (obi) (comments)

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Early Experiments

In the Summer of 2016, we authored hundreds of short interactive narratives for DINE. We were trying to explore the storytelling possibilities of this platform, and seeing what designs worked best with our technologies. Below are some of our favorites.

The Long Walk : Office life
Coaching : Not a team player
Henry Avenue : The Larson farmhouse
The Queen : Fashion design
The Professional : It was bad business
The Button or The Lever : The lives of eleven people
Pull Over/Sleep Under : Keep on truckin'
The Intruder : Living alone
When to Call : Mommy troubles
A Piece of Cake : Looks yummy
Two Types of People : Land men and sea men
72nd & York : It was important that I be on time
Shyanne the Merciful : We knew each other when we were young
Cave Of My Own Making : Underground adventure
Squeeze Once If It Hurts : Negotiating with a phantom leg
The Water : Getting out
The Machine : The giant beast
That show on TV : About my brother
Triathalon : Do you have what it takes?
There's Something About Arlene : Call center clicks
Babysitting The DeMarcos : Tough kid
Do You Trust Me? : You're sick
Bar Eval : The one that started it all...

 


Questions or bug reports? Email Andrew S. Gordon at gordon@ict.usc.edu