What is LitRPG?

Simon Vale of Magic Dome books (largest publisher of translated LitRPG in the world) says – “LitRPG is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy which describes the hero’s adventures within an online computer game. LitRPG books merge traditional book-style narration with elements of a gaming experience, describing various quests, achievements and other events typical of a video game.”

This is lovely and succinct, allowing authors fabulous opportunity to write whatever the feel a game will be like in the future.