Kimaragang folklore game app development: ‘E’ Gadung’

Academy of Arts and Creative Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (2022) Kimaragang folklore game app development: ‘E’ Gadung’. ICT147.

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Digital games have evolved as a crucial interactive media capable of encouraging and fostering cultural heritage through visualisations, with a special emphasis on preserving and maintaining Sabahan folklore for future generations. This paper discusses the development of the E'Gadung app as well as the outcomes of a study on Kimaragang ethic group preservation. A documentary analysis, prototyping, playtesting and semi-structured interview has been carried out. The results indicate that the digital game significantly increased the Kimaragang group's awareness of the importance of protecting local cultural heritage. Additionally, positive youth responses have shown that the game 'E' Gadung' has been successfully presented using a combination of artistic elements to educate younger generations, especially Kimarang ethnic children aware to their own culture and heritage. Thus, it is necessary to address "continuous process" digitalization strategies in order to preserve knowledge of intangible cultural resources, particularly Sabah's ethnic folklore.

Item Type: Patent
Additional Information: The level of E' Gadung's game is linear, where players must go through all stages before the game finishes. Players control the main character, Gadung, who has to pass each successive obstacle before reaching the finish line. The gameplay, challenges and characters are all designed based on the tale of ‘E’ Gadung.
Keyword: Digital game , Folktales , Safeguard , Kimaragang ethnic , Game design
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore > GR1-950 Folklore
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA1-939 Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.75-76.765 Computer software
Department: FACULTY > Academy of Arts and Creative Technology
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 10:50
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:50

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