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Rastar is exploring the bidirectional empowerment of games and intangible cultural heritage

Release time:2023-01-12 21:00


Recently, Rastar's Legend of Three Kingdoms-Works of King has cooperated with Mr. Chen Peichen, the representative inheritor of the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage items, Chaozhou wood carving. The game integrates the thousand-year-old wood carving culture to share its unique cultural charm with players.


With the spirit of ingenuity, the cooperation contributes to passing on the thousand-year-old wood carving culture

Chaozhou wood carving is one of the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage with a history of over a thousand years. In the past, Chaozhou wood carving had a glorious golden period. Its antique, intricate and delicate artistic style was loved by the residents of the Lingnan area. Underneath the exquisite Chaozhou courtyards and solemn ancestral halls, there is an infinite variety of subjects that allow skilled craftsmen to demonstrate their talents to the fullest. From carved beams to furniture and ornaments, Chaozhou wood carving is both practical and artistic, bringing people a sense of beauty.



The challenge of how to support the intangible cultural heritage to be rooted and revitalized in the rapidly changing and developing modern society has always been crucial. With the intention of contributing to the preservation of Chaozhou wood carving heritage culture, the game project team of Legend of Three Kingdoms-Works of King visited Mr. Chen Peichen in Chaozhou, expecting to introduce Chaozhou wood carving techniques into the game and collaborate to spread this precious and important heritage culture to more people. It is pleasing to note that Mr. Chen Peichen also appreciates the concept of Legend of Three Kingdoms-Works of King and both parties reach a consensus without hesitation.


Every stroke, every cut, this is how to carefully carve every detail of the chariot

According to Mr. Chen Peichen, wood carving is made through five steps - selecting a subject and drawing it, embossing, finishing, polishing and lacquering. Each step in the production, especially the embossing process, requires great patience with every detail being carefully carved. Embossing is a fundamental process that reveals the skill of the woodcarver and determines the style and spirit of the work.



Based on the Tiger Chariot from the game, Mr. Chen Peichen personally restored this legendary weapon in the history of the Three Kingdoms using gold lacquer wood carving techniques. With each stroke and each cut, the magnificent Tiger Chariot took shape, and after finishing, polishing and painting, a finely carved tiger chariot was finally presented. As the characters of Chaozhou wood carving summarized by predecessors, "miscellaneous, balanced, hollow", the work achieved "fine but not fussy, large but not empty, complicated but not chaotic, splendid but not vulgar".



Intangible cultural heritage portrays rich cultural genes such as national experience and national spirit. The person in charge of the Legend of Three Kingdoms-Works of King project said that there are many similarities between the production of the game and wood carving, both require continuous bold imagination, carving and polishing, the inheritance of history and culture, as well as the original intention of innovation. Only by adhering to this original intention and continuous polishing can the company bring players game products with more craftsmanship and cultural heritage.


Chaozhou wood carving and the game collaborate to empower the cultural picture of the new era


The Legend of Three Kingdoms-Works of King combines and spreads intangible cultural heritage into its gameplay. The project team has included Mr. Chen Peichen's wood carving class in the game, so that players can not only learn wood carving skills from the video, but also participate in the process of making wood carvings in the game activities, learn more interesting knowledge about Chaozhou wood carvings and experience the unique charm of intangible cultural heritage.




The combination of games and intangible cultural heritage has become a delightful form of traditional cultural presentation for players. This cooperation between The Legend of Three Kingdoms-Works of King and Chaozhou wood carving has provided young people with a better understanding of the diverse culture of wood carving in Chaozhou, while at the same time offering the game more innovative features, building a win-win situation for "game + intangible cultural heritage".


Intangible cultural heritage carries the genes of Chinese culture and is an important carrier of the outstanding traditional Chinese culture and the people's collective memory. It is particularly important to strengthen cultural confidence and encourage the innovative and revitalized development of intangible cultural heritage. On the path of exploring the inheritance of traditional culture, Rastar will take the initiative to undertake the mission to continue exploring the integration with outstanding traditional culture, so that the products can carry the Chinese story, the Chinese voice and the Chinese image out of the country and towards the world.