One Company's Obsessive Quest to Crack China's $8 Billion Mobile Games Industry The founders of smartphone games studio Dots are determined to break into China's lucrative, maddening market. If China doesn't break them first. Read more about Dots' adventure into China in this latest article from Inc., including quotes from Niko's Lisa Hanson. The article is [...]
Originally published on Forbes. The Chinese government is taking up new regulatory measures to root out what it deems as “undesirable” content in mobile games. The new rules are the latest in a series of recent widespread, government-led efforts to tighten restrictions on a broad range of online content across Southeast Asia and China — pointing to [...]
Niko Partners recently had the opportunity to provide academic research assistance to Ahmed Agung Faisal, an ambitious young student in the Social and Politics Faculty studying International Relations at Jember University (UNEJ, Universitas Jember) in Jember Town, East Java Indonesia. His “skripsi” (final thesis) is entitled China Government Policy in the Gaming Industry. In doing his [...]
Niko Partners collaborates with Pillar Legal for the coverage of regulatory ins sues facing the Chinese digital games industry. Pillar Legal published the third edition of the “Legal Primer: Regulation of China’s Video Game Industry,” in January 2015. The first edition was released in 2010 and the second edition in 2012. You may download the full [...]
Niko’s 2015 Predictions for China’s Digital Games Industry: In this bulletin we lay out our predictions of what to expect in the digital games market in China this year. Download it here for free.
New i-Cafe and Internet Policies China's Ministry of Culture, Business Administration Department, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry, jointly issued a "Notice of strengthening law enforcement supervision, improving management polices, promoting the health and orderly development of the Internet service." Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture also issued "Views about promoting Internet service industry transformation and [...]
TENCENT RELEASES MOBILE PLATFORM Tencent recently announced it will combine previously separate mobile app publishing platforms into one unified platform with variable rates of revenue share to developers depending on the level of service provided by Tencent. This unified platform will directly feed apps into Tencent's "Yingyongbao" mobile app store, which is the company's central app [...]
An interesting article in Business Week discusses how South Korea transformed from a nation of savers to a nation of spenders, with 5 credit cards per capita according to the Bank of Korea. Savings dropped to 3.4% and the country spends heavily on credit cards now. China has very low credit card usage but with the [...]