Narrative Storytelling In VR Through Gaming

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brycon Andrew Carpenter (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Dee Parks

Abstract: Gaming has consistently been acknowledged as a storytelling medium for its signature ability to provide user interaction. As virtual reality becomes a more prominent gaming environment, it will be expected to carry on the tradition of storytelling. Currently, virtual reality is in a state of infancy, where products offer little sophistication and serve as amusements rather than storytellers. As this changeover takes effect, there are certain discrepancies which will hinder a transition from flat screen gaming to virtual reality gaming. In order to create a successful narrative driven virtual reality game, these discrepancies must be addressed in a meaningful way. This thesis will also experiment with the aforementioned differences by developing a virtual reality game in Unreal Engine 4.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Carpenter, B. (2017). "Narrative Storytelling In VR Through Gaming." Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Virtual Reality, Narrative Storytelling, Unreal Engine, Game Development, License Free Game Assets

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