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Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(15); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.051502.

The Application of "Chinese Style" Music in Online Game Music—Taking "Honor of Kings" as an Example


Hu Binger1, Chong Yew Yoong2

Corresponding Author:
Hu Binger

1Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Wuhan, Hubei, 430000, China

2Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) ,Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, 40460, Malaysia


Electronic Games, known as the "Ninth Art", break the boundaries and thresholds of traditional art because of its rich and diverse artistry and entertainment, and become a popular art carrier for young people in today's society. Through graphics, sound, story, characters and other elements, create a highly immersive virtual world that engages players and conveys emotional value. As an indispensable part of the game world, Game Music contains Cultural elements that will affect the overall style presentation of the game and the transmission of Cultural Values. This paper takes "Honor of Kings", a popular Moba Online game in recent years, as an example, and analyzes the application and value of "Chinese-Style" Music in game Music through the classification of application scenarios of "Chinese-Style" Music in game music, the use of traditional Chinese Musical Instruments, and the application of traditional Chinese opera. This paper discusses how "Chinese-Style" Music helps to create the story background, shape the characters, enrich the Cultural core, and influence the game experience.


Online Games, Music, Chinese Style, Culture

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Hu Binger, Chong Yew Yoong. The Application of "Chinese Style" Music in Online Game Music—Taking "Honor of Kings" as an Example. Frontiers in Art Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 15: 7-12. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2023.051502.


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