TaleBox is a mobile game for creating stories. A group of users collaboratively create a story by arranging story cards. As they build the story, TaleBox generates new cards that give the users new options for advancing the story. TaleBox also evaluates the users’ chosen cards to ensure the story is coherent.
‘After players have chosen a master plot… the system is able to determine what kind of major events should happen at each Story Point. These are based on the classical story building structure: Status Quo, Trigger, First Pivot Point, Midpoint, Second Pivot Point, Climax and Ending. In order to ensure coherence, the card hand generation system keeps track of each element’s state after an action is performed… the system is also capable of assigning goals and other properties to the elements by processing the action. As a result, no actions will be permitted that contradict the current state of any story element, e.g. deploying a character that is dead.’