What is RIDERS?

RIDERS is Research in Interactive Drama Environments, Role-play and Storytelling. The project is funded by EPSRC until September 2014. It aims to build a network community of interactive digital story telling experts in the UK and abroad - join RIDERS to bridge current barriers whatever your discipline and get to know other professionals across the field.

We have members from drama, to computer programming, to board-based role-play, so if you're interested in interactive story telling with expertise in your area, do contact us. You might even be asked to speak at one of our events. We want you all to contribute to the site, and to keep us posted on your latest research...

RIDERS holds regular events around the UK, so that multi-disciplinarists in academia and the entertainment industry can get together to explore different research areas within interactive storytelling.

We encourage both academics and those working in the creative and entertainment industries within interactive digital storytelling to apply for RIDERS membership - let the sparks of synergy fly between technological development, theoretical analysis and practitioner results...  


Latest Features & News

Storystorm taster workshop exclusively for RIDERS & CIRCLE collaboration...
7 Apr
I will join the RIDERS & CIRCLE collaboration on April 30th to run the afternoon workshop - call it a mini Storystorm...
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New larp scenario book published
25 Mar
Riders member Nathan Hook (PhD student at Tampere Uni, Finland) has just published the third book in his Green Book series of larp scenarios.   ...

Research Tools

We currently offer a range of research tools including presentation downloads, software links and more.  Please make your choice from the selection below:

Funding Opportunity - open

RIDERS is looking for applicants to take part in Research Exchanges - let us know if you would like to be considered...


Our Twitter Feed

GoldsmithsCCG Great new metaphor generating bot: @MetaphorMagnet. Metaphor is it's business! Part of the EU FP7 WHIM project: whim-project.eu

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recardona .@HelloCakebread giving a nod to @dukope's Papers, Please as an example of the future of storytelling in games at the #nclitfest

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