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Mobile game breathes new life into traditional heritage

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2024-04-29


A kite maker carefully arranges the dragon-shaped kite for the event. [Photo/WeChat account: ntwgx6]

Dragon Oath, one of the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) in China, recently cooperated with Nantong in Jiangsu to revitalize the art of Nantong kites.

On April 28, a kite-flying event kicked off in the city.

Guo Chengyi, a practitioner of the Nantong national intangible cultural heritage item of banyao kite-making, and Xu Junhua, curator of Nantong Kite Museum, were invited to explain the unique art of kite-making in the city.


Cosplayers fly the dragon-shaped kite in Nantong. [Photo/WeChat account: ntwgx6]

A dragon-shaped kite featuring images of the MMORPG's characters was made on-site by professional craftsmen as well as Dragon Oath players, hosts and cosplayers.

After finishing the kite, the guests were also invited to fly it and take a group photo to mark the occasion.

This event showcases Nantong's kite culture in a more vivid and interesting way, injecting new vitality to the intangible cultural heritage and improving its appeal among young people.