China’s Indie Game Makers Guard Their Independence in a Greedy Industry

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The indie game industry has had its roots in China for over 2 decades. An indie game refers to a game developed without a publisher, usually focusing on innovation and digital publication. Read More

Jinri Toutiao is Going into Games Distribution

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Jinri Toutiao, an information platform app of ByteDance, announced on June 14 that it has launched a new service “Jinri Games (今日游戏)”. The service is currently only available for Android users. Read More

Valve to Launch Steam in China

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Chinese game company Perfect World has partnered with Valve to launch a localized version of Steam. The partnership aims to provide Chinese gamers and developers with a new channel to access games and other entertainment products on Steam’s distribution platform. Read More

Tencent, J.J. Abrams in Gaming Partnership

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Bad Robot, the media vehicle of Hollywood producer, director and writer J.J. Abrams, said it has entered a strategic partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. to create games spanning mobile, PC and console formats. Read More

How Gaming Companies are Coping with Soured Sino-Korean Ties

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CFI's content partner TechNode talked with Chinese and South Korean gaming companies at Playx4, a South Korean game expo to see what insiders have to say about the changing dynamics of the Sino-Korean gaming industry. Read More

China Online Gaming: Trademark and Copyright and Patent Protections

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China presents a wealth of opportunities for foreign gaming companies, but (and this is true of pretty much every IP-laden industry), it also presents substantial risks. Read More

Alibaba Props up Its Gaming Unit by Acquiring Rights to Travel Frog

 /  Game  / 
Alibaba is serious about challenging Tencent and NetEase in the gaming arena and Travel Frog is another step in that direction. Read More

Streaming Platform Douyu to Get RMB 4 Billion from Tencent

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Tencent has been backing the platform since March 2016 when it led a $100 million B financing round along with Sequoia and Nanshan Capital. It also participated in Douyu’s RMB 1.5 billion worth C financing round in August the same year. Read More

YY’s E-sports Video Streaming Arm Huya Files for US IPO

 /  Game  / 
Chinese live streaming company YY is planning to spin off its gaming streaming unit Huya for an independent IPO. The company has submitted a draft registration statement on a confidential basis to the US Securities and Exchange Committee for a possible listing in the US market. Read More