Summary of The Mystery Behind the Popularity of Kings of Glory, the World’s Most Profitable Game
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Online games used to be for nerds and geeks. Today, by one estimate, 44% of the Chinese population plays games. One game in particular, Tencent’s Kings of Glory (otherwise known as Honor of Kings/Strike of Kings/Arena of Valor), has achieved widespread popularity. The game has 200 million registered users, 50 million of whom are playing daily. As one player put it, “If you don’t play, you no longer share a common language with your peers and you become isolated.” Zhang Yue, reporting for Southern Weekend, looks at how this game infiltrated Chinese society. getAbstract recommends this article to sociologists, gamers, computer engineers, data analysts and social media company executives.
In this summary, you will learn
- How game designers created the online game Kings of Glory,
- Why it became a phenomenon,
- How some people make money playing the game and
- How industry regulators aim to prevent game addiction.
About the Author
Zhang Yue is a reporter for Southern Weekend, a Chinese newspaper based in Guangzhou. Southern Weekend is known for journalistic integrity and reporting that often pushes the limits of the Chinese government’s media censors.