Game Development


Revenue of China Game Market in USD (Billions)
Thanksgiving is around the corner, I believe it’s a right time to refresh how’s the game industry doing in the first half of 2017. This time, I want to focus on the China market as it’s one of the most important markets for game developers no matter where you come […]

Trends of China Game Market and Strategies You May Consider (Report)



Develop the Real Power of IP from the IP Mania
IP is a very old concept. It first appeared in 500BC when the government of the Greek state of Sybaris offered one year’s patent “to all who should discover any new refinement in luxury (1).” Nowadays, we all know that if you have a right IP, the profit from that is enormous. […]

Develop the Real Power of IP from the IP Mania



Things to Learn from 2016 Global Mobile Market and Actions to Take in 2017
As we wrapped up Q1 2017, let’s look back to 2016 for a bit. 2016 was a year that global mobile app ecosystem experienced some major changes. As I shared in my previous article (1), China became the largest iOS App Store revenue generator worldwide, with accelerated growth rate. In […]

Things to Learn from 2016 Global Mobile Market and Actions to Take in 2017



Facts and Trends You Want to Know About China Game Market 2016 to 2017 [Report]
China Game Publishers Association Publications Committee (GPC) recently released a report of China Gaming Industry in 2016 (*). I want to share some of the findings here to conclude the China game market in 2016 and see what’s the trend of 2017. 2008 – 2016 China Game Market Revenue (Source: […]

Facts and Trends You Want to Know About China Game Market 2016 to 2017 [Report]



Why and How Should Western Game Developers Start Thinking China
Once again, the China market proves herself as the most valuable market for the game industry as China made global revenue records on iOS platform revealed by the latest report in October by App Annie. Earning over 1.7 billion USD in Q3 2016, China is throned as the largest iOS […]

Why and How Should Western Game Developers Start Thinking China



Monkey King Hero is Back
In my last article, I mentioned that games from China rarely find a place in the west, even it is a successful one locally. Since there were some people emailed me showing interest in that topic, I am elaborating more about this topic here. China is now the largest game […]

Why Successful Games in China Rarely Obtain the Equivalent Success in the West



How China Powerhouses Are Entering the West via M&A and Investment
I was invited as a speaker in a panel session about M&A and investment opportunities in the recent Casual Connect (7/19/2016). The topic was “East to West – How Asian Powerhouses Are Entering the West via M&A and Investment” (1). The panel was great and drawn a lot of discussions […]

How China Powerhouses Are Entering the West via M&A and Investment



An Update of the Global and China Game Market (Report)
Latest report released by Newzoo summarizing the data of the global game market. Along with the statistics from the report, I will provide some insights on the key trends of the China game industry. Global game industry is estimated to generate 99.6 billion USD by the end of 2016, an […]

An Update of the Global and China Game Market (Report)



Humanity in Game Companies
For some time, I thought about writing business topics such as management aspects in the game industry instead of purely game related topics. I decided to start with this one after I read a tragic news recently. A young Chinese Overwatch fan who died the day before the game’s release […]

Humanity in Game Companies



The Relationship between Monetization and Gamer Behavior
Recently, I went through a report from GameAnalytics about some statistics of different gamers’ behavior. By analysing the data, we can grasp some understanding of whales in a game. Other than the large group of unpaid gamers, monetizers in this report are categorized into 3 types: minnows (lowcore), dolphins (midcore) […]

The Relationship between Monetization and Gamer Behavior