A Semiotic Analysis of Symbol on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Wahyudi, Akhmad Iwan (2017) A Semiotic Analysis of Symbol on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Diploma thesis, Uin Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

Semiotics is the science which studies of signs and symbol and their meaning and the use, especially in writing, or method to analyze the sign. These signs convey the information that is communicative, and signs able to replace something that can be thought or imagined. The objective of this study is to find out the meaning of symbol on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game using triadic relation process and to explain the relation between text and icon. The researcher tries to describe, explain, and analyze the meaning of the symbols and investigate its triadic relation process using Charles Sanders Peirce’s theory. In this research, the researcher has analyzed the written text (symbols) from the screenshot images by focusing this research on representamen, object, and interpetant. The researcher uses qualitative method to analyze the data. The data are the written text from the screenshot images taken from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game. The researcher analyzes the using the triadic relation process about what are the representamen, object, and interpretant on selected written text from screenshot images using Pierce’s triadic relation process and analyzes the relation between text and icon on selected written text from screenshot images to find the message which deliver by developer of the game to the gamer itself. The result of this research shows that in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game there are some conclusion based on the question of the research; first the researcher writes 20 triadic relation process for analyzing the symbols that appears on the text on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The second, classified by the result from the conclusion at the relation between the text and the icon. The result of the classification is divided into three directions and clues: 3 message about to give the right timing for some events, 7 message about about the information, and 10 message about some places.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semiotics; Triadic relation; Symbol; Icon; Action adventure games Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
Subjects: Philosopy and Theory > Semiotics
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Zulfa Sofyani Putri
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 08:13
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 08:13
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/6243

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