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

Conference on Interactive Storytelling - pending April 2015
5 Nov
Dear Riders members, I would like to bring to your attention in advance that I am organising a conference. It will take place on the 9th and...
CIRCLE online symposium 2014 - Phase 2: “Commoning the Networks” - Sunday 21 September
7 Sep
This symposium has been designed as an intensive reading group meeting with a small number of invited participants, who will attend in eithe...

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:

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