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Dilan: The Official Game, Indonesian Mobile Game Adapted from Popular Teen Romance Novel

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

Dilan has gained a big success in forms of novel and movie. Can the success continue in the game?


Dilan is one of the most popular Intellectual Property (IP) in Indonesia. Starting from a novel, the IP also comes in many forms, such as movie and webcomic. And now, the IP also comes into a game from a collaboration between Agate, CIAYO Games and also the original novel’s author, Pidi Baiq.

Dilan: The Official Game is a mobile game adapted from the two novel’s series, Dilan: Dia adalah Dilanku tahun 1990 and Dilan: Dia adalah Dilanku tahun 1991. The game is a part of the CIAYO Stories, a new platform focuses on a visual novel genre. The game contains 15 episodes, five episodes from the first novel, and ten episodes from the second novel.

In this game, you will play a role as Milea, Dilan’s girlfriend. As a visual novel, you will have an important role to choose the right decision and direct where the story goes. A different option will cause a different result and also a chance to get a different storyline.

Dilan: The Official Game

As an IP which is popular among teenagers (especially, for female teenagers), Dilan: The Official Game also provides a dress-up feature. With this feature, you can change the character’s costume as you like. You can also collect the exclusive illustration arts that you can get when you reach certain moments.

Continue the novel’s success

dilan: the official game

When it first released in 2014, Dilan’s first novel was a big hit. It took only one month for the second reprint and makes it one of the best selling novels in Indonesia. The first and second novel gained more popularity when the movie was first released last year.

The two movies also gained huge success. The first movie, Dilan 1990 attracted 6.3 million people to come to the cinemas to watch it throughout 2018. The second movie, Dilan 1991 which was released at the end of February 2019 also did a great job. According to Deadline, Dilan 1991 grossed US$2.05 Million in the opening day. The number breaks the longtime record held by Avengers: Infinity War which opened to US$1.79 Million last year.

Throughout the weekend, Deadline also reported that the movie already gained US$7.6 Million, just behind Avengers: Infinity War‘s US$9.56 Million opening weekend last year.

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You can download Dilan: The Official Game through Google Play Store. 

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Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.