Anne M. Sullivan

UC Santa Cruz

School of Engineering

Expressive Intelligence Studio




anne (at)






About Me

cv (pdf)





The Grail Framework

LEA 2011 (to appear) - Anne Sullivan, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Making Quests Playable: Choices, CRPGs, and the Grail Framework. To appear in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, June 2011.

FDG 2010 - INT3 Workshop - Anne Sullivan, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Michael Mateas. Rules of Engagement: Moving Beyond Combat-Based Quests. In Proceedings of Foundations of Digital Games, Intelligent Narrative Technologies III Workshop, Monterey, California, USA, 18 June 2010.

DAC 2009 - Anne Sullivan, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. QuestBrowser: Making Quests Playable with Computer-Assisted Quest Design. In Proceedings of the 8th Digital Art and Culture Conference, Irvine, CA, December 12-15, 2009.

FDG 2009 - Doctoral Consortium - Anne Sullivan, Gender-Inclusive Quest Design in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Foundations of Digital Games, Orlando, FL, 2009.


Drama/Experience Management

AAAI - Spring Symposium 2009 - Anne Sullivan, Sherol Chen, Michael Mateas, "From Abstraction to Reality: Integrating Drama Management into a Playable Game Experience." In Proceeding of the AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Interactive Narrative Technologies II, AAAI Press, 2009. Stanford, CA, March 23-25, 2009.

AAAI - Spring Symposium 2009 - Sherol Chen, Mark Nelson, Anne Sullivan, Michael Mateas. Evaluating the Authorial Leverage of Drama Management. In Proceedings of the AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Interactive Narrative Technologies II, AAAI Press. Stanford, CA, 2009.

GDC 2009 - Sherol Chen, Anne Sullivan, Chris Lewis, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Michael Mateas. Intelligent Interactive-Stories: Theory versus Practice. Poster at Game Developer's Conference, San Francisco, CA,  March 23-27, 2009.

AIIDE 2008 - Anne Sullivan, Sherol Chen, Michael Mateas. Integrating Drama Management into an Adventure Game. In Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AAAI Press. Stanford, CA, October 22-24, 2008.


Other Publications

Eurographics 2007 - Jacob Telleen, Anne Sullivan, Jerry Yee, Prabath Gunawardane, Oliver Wang, Ian Collins, James Davis, "Synthetic Shutter Speed Imaging" Computer Graphics Forum 26(3), Eurographics 2007.