Team Campfire is a student pitch project at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center. Our team of four is passionate about interactive storytelling, and exploring what this means in an audio-only space. We will examine narrative-based design through a combination of traditional story development, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our goal is to produce engaging experiences that create a rapport between the user and the AI agent. The result creates an interactive, audiobook experience with an AI agent that responds to questions intelligently, tapping into the listeners’ own creativity to fill in the visual details. Our project roadmap includes three phases: interaction experimentation, prototyping and developing a blueprint for more stories in this format. We’re developing our project on the Amazon Echo.