21 games selected for the "China Online Game Project"
The game software industry has become one of the most important entertainment industries worldwiede and China has become the fastest-growing market in the global online game industry.
But as most online games played in China are from S.Korea or Japan, the chinese government is trying to suppoert the domestic game development industry.
21 Online Games Selected For Made In China Project"General Administration of Press & Publication (GAPP) released the names of 21 online games selected for the Made In China Online Game Project, reports HC360. The games include Shanda's The Age, OPTISP's Shuihu Online, Netease's Datang, Sohu's Blade Online, The9's Kuai Le Xi You, Kingsoft's The First Myth, Object Software's Aoshi Online and Woncore's House of Flying Daggers. According to GAPP, the games will receive support from related governmental bodies. The 21 games are the first group of 100 online games that the project will select in the next five years."
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"According to the project plan, China will develop 100 domestically made online games from 2004 to 2008. Games included in the project will receive support in management, taxation, and capital. MII forecasts China's online gaming market will be worth 1.65 billion Yuan this year and over 6.7 billion Yuan in 2007. However, according to the article less than 10 percent of China's online games are developed in China at present."