Worldbuilding is one of my favourite parts of the creative writing process. And so, inspired by the study intertextuality in game media, I will combine my love for literature, and for history, in examining worldbuilding in League of Legends (League) and its associated canon.
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Additionally, just as prose writers apply descriptive techniques from poets, I’m going to use this research to generate worldbuilding techniques for writers to apply in their own prose.
Inspired by the media archaeology methodology, I will analyse the League world through objects that fit into my analytical framework – the hexcores, for example, shed light on the magic system discovered in episode three of Arcane: League of Legends (Arcane).
Knowing nothing about League beyond what I have seen in Arcane, I will also conduct heavy research in the game and its canon. This will involve subreddits and popular news media comparing the game and Netflix show.
As I vlog my research on YouTube and apply it to crafting a fictional world of my own, I intend to gather feedback through YouTube analytics, conversations with my viewers (predominately friends) and my own emotions.
Hopefully, my resulting digital artefact will be useful for improving worldbuilding in both my own creative writing and in the projects of other writers who stumble across me.