Authorship & Interaction
Forking Pathways
Research and Ideas
The topic I have chosen for my final work is Forking Pathways. This topic is based on games' and narratives' informational structures. Since the term is "forking pathways" we are needed to come up with non linear storyline ideas. I really want to work with narratives rather than games, so my initial idea was creating a non linear storyline.
Below are pages of research I did for my Forking Pathways Project.
My final non linear narrative structure in a flowchart like manner. Click on the image to see a larger image.
My project is going to based on drinking and driving. I want a number of possible endings. So not even related to drunken driving.
An example of possible endings according to the users' decisions
Possible storylines

Night out drinking?
Stay home for a night in
Have 3 pegs of whiskey
Have some more
Become an alcoholic

Night out drinking?
Stay home for a night in
Have 3 pegs of whiskey
Go to bed
Wake up with a hangover

Night out drinking?
Stay home for a night in
Have 4 bottles of beer
Have some more
Become an alcoholic

Night out drinking?
Stay home for a night in
Have 4 bottles of beer
Go to bed
Wake up with a hangover

Night out drinking?
Stay home for a night in
Have a bottle of wine
Have some more
Become an alcoholic

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Don't drink
Friends insist
Give in and have a drink
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Pass out on the streets

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Don't drink
Friends insist
Give in and have a drink
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives drunk
Accident. Handicapped for life

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Don't drink
Friends insist
Give in and have a drink
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hangover

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Don't drink
Friends insist
Give in and have a drink
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? No
Get bored so go home
Wake up and hear about friends' death caused by drunk driving
Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
You drive
Hit and run
Get caught. Lawyer fees and jail.

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives
Car crash. Both of you die.






Night out drinking?
Stay home for a night in
Have a bottle of wine
Go to bed
Wake up with a hangover

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Alcohol poisoning
End up in a hospital

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Pass out on the streets

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives drunk
Accident. Handicapped for life

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hangover

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Don't drink
Friends insist
Give in and have a drink
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? No
Wait till the party is over and be the designated driver
Everyone gets home safe

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Alcohol Poisoning
Doctors couldn't save you. Die

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Pass out on the streets

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
You drive
Hit and run
Get caught. Lawyer fees and jail.

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives
Car crash. Both of you die.

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hang over

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Alcohol Poisoning
Doctors couldn't save you. Die

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Pass out on the streets





Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Alcohol poisoning
End up in a hospital

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Pass out on the streets

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives drunk
Accident. Handicapped for life

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hangover

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives
Car crash. Both of you die.

Night out drinking?
You drive
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hang over

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Alcohol Poisoning
Doctors couldn't save you. Die

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Pass out on the streets

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
You drive
Hit and run
Get caught. Lawyer fees and jail.

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Friend drives
Car crash. Both of you die.







Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? No
Get bored so go home
Wake up and hear about friends' death caused by drunk driving

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? No
Wait till the party is over and be the designated driver
Everyone gets home safe

Night out drinking?
Go in a friend's car
Don't drink
Friends insist
Give in and have a drink
Do a tequila shot
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Alcohol poisoning
End up in a hospital

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? No
Get bored so go home
Wake up and hear about friends' accidents caused by drunken driving

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? No
Wait till the party is over and be the designated driver
Everyone gets home safe

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hang over

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? No
Get bored so go home
Wake up and hear about friends' accidents caused by drunken driving

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? No
Wait till the party is over and be the designated driver
Everyone gets home safe

Night out drinking
You drive
Do a tequila shot. Just one because you have to drive home
Drink more? Yes
Do three tequila shots in a row
Go to a club and drink some more
Decide to go home
Take a cab home
Wake up with a hang over