Video Game Music and Cultural Dissemination: A Study of Honour of Kings as a MOBA Game


Video Game Music Honour of Kings Chinese Traditional Culture Cultural Dissemination Popular Music

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Li, F., & Song, L. Y. (2023). Video Game Music and Cultural Dissemination: A Study of Honour of Kings as a MOBA Game. Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies, 5(3), 170-191.


As the internationally one of the most-played multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, Honour of Kings (HoK) has created a unique cultural phenomenon apart from its gaming appeal. HoK weaves its aesthetically-pleasing game character, plot, scene, background, and music with Chinese traditional culture (CTC) elements. This contributes to popularise CTC across the world and Chinese music works, accordingly. Therefore, this article starts with the CTC elements and music works in HoK and explores the effect of Video Game Music (VGM) on cultural dissemination. Further, it explores the new ways and trends of traditional culture transmission. Lastly, this article comprehensively discusses the current problems and solutions of cultural and musical promulgation in games. It can be explained that the effort in terms of VGM composition would contribute to the HoK game develop better. These findings can also provide research ideas for developing VGM in Chinese style.


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