The StoryDrive Engine
In 1995, The National Science Foundation, under the direction of the Department of Defense, sponsored a conference on the potential impact of computer games and entertainment on military strategic planning. One of their missions was to explore the use of story within computer games: specifically, the way story structure is used to present ideas within the game context.
TV and film director Alex Singer (Star Trek, Lou Grant, Cagney and Lacy) represented the Hollywood creative community at the conference. Alex brought along several Hollywood colleagues, including Richard Lindheim, then Executive Vice President in the Television Group at Paramount Pictures. The conference led to a discovery of common interests and a series ...