Proceedings of the 9th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2020, 14-15 November 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Dawn Of Literature: Video Games As The New Breed of Modern Popular Literature

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2310240,
        author={Deswandito Dwi Saptanto},
        title={The Dawn Of Literature: Video Games As The New Breed of Modern Popular Literature},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 9th UNNES Virtual International Conference on English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation, ELTLT 2020, 14-15 November 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ELTLT},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={formula ludology narrative new form of literary work video games special patterns},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2310240}
    }
    
  • Deswandito Dwi Saptanto
    Year: 2021
    The Dawn Of Literature: Video Games As The New Breed of Modern Popular Literature
    ELTLT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-11-2020.2310240
Deswandito Dwi Saptanto1,*
  • 1: English Literature Department, Universitas Ngudi Waluyo
*Contact email: deswanditodwi@unw.ac.id

Abstract

Video game is a new form of modern popular culture among the people these days. The purpose of this research is to analyze the formula of video games. Writer uses a descriptive qualitative method by analyzing video game using ludology as the discipline, moreover identify narrative and narration along the storyline in video game. This research concludes that video games and storyline bound each other tightly, then creates a thick dramatic form as narrative elements based on the player’s decision and choice. This matter as the hint to show that video game is a new form of literary work that is included in the field of modern popular culture. Through video game, a creator creates a special pattern in the process of making a story that gives its users the freedom to explore and engage in stories freely according to their desires and thoughts.