What is RIDERS?

RIDERS stands for Research in Interactive Drama Environments, Role-play and Storytelling. The project was funded by EPSRC until April 2015. The project is now closed. This website is no longer being updated but remains as a legacy of IS information.  

RIDERS built a network community of interactive digital storytelling experts in the UK and abroad. Our experts attended various IS workshops and events with different themes/focus, held throughout the UK. Our members were diverse; from drama, to computer programming, to live action role play. THANK YOU ALL for joining RIDERS and helping to bridge current barriers across discipline. Your interest and input in our interactive storytelling events made for a very successful project.

We encourage academics and those working in the creative and entertainment industries within interactive digital storytelling to keep collaborating - let ongoing sparks of synergy continue to grow between technological development, theoretical analysis and practitioner results.  For any follow up questions about RIDERS, please contact Professor Ruth Aylett.


With very best wishes,




Latest Features & News

Choose a conference in Interactive Storytelling!
24 Mar
Hello RIDERS, some interesting conferences coming up that I would like to share with the network... I will be talking at the RIDERS final event next ...
Silver stories call for papers - May 2015
2 Mar
Silver Stories (2013 - 2015) is a research and training partnership of nine organisations from six countries. It brings together expertise in digital ...

Research Tools

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RIDERS closed April 2015. 

RIDERS | Heriot Watt University (Riccarton Campus) | Currie | Midlothian | EH14 4AP