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Online Gaming in China

US-China Today has an interesting article discussing online gaming in China. Seems I contributed some quotes to the piece, along with some Alice sequel artwork. While we’re making the new Alice in China, it’s not targeting at the China game market – nor is it in any way online. But hey, we’re here, we’re making games, and I guess we get to say something about Chinese gamers and their gaming habits.

From the article:

As in other East Asian nations, Dibbell explains that gaming culture has penetrated mainstream Chinese culture in a way still unseen in the U.S. “While in Shanghai, I viewed a television commercial in a taxi cab for Cola-Coca with a World of Warcraft tie-in where as this would not happen in the West,” Dibbell said. “The online gaming phenomenon is clearly more integrated in Chinese daily life.”

China Game Boom

A new Interfax China report presented by Research and Markets reveals that China’s online games market has “entered a boom period.” The report, China Online and Mobile Gaming Industry, 2008 – 2010, states that sales from online game operators totaled RMB 10.57 billion ($1.55 billion) in 2007, and that figure is expected to reach RMB 12.67 billion ($1.86 billion) in 2008 and RMB 18.21 billion ($2.67 billion) in 2010.