On Tuesday, 88 China-made online games were licensed by China’s media regulator, including titles from Tencent, NetEase, and miHoYo. Shenzhen-based Tencent and Hangzhou-based NetEase received game licenses for the third consecutive month, in a sign that China’s long-running freeze on new gaming approvals may finally have thawed. Undawn, an open-world survival game developed by Tencent’s LightSpeed Studios, and Alchemy Stars, a role-playing mobile game developed by the tech giant’s subsidiary Tourdog Studio, as well as a new mobile game from the company called Yuanmengzhixing made it to the list of licensed titles. NetEase’s shooting title Badlanders also won approval. The latest number of nearly 90 domestic games approved by the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) is higher than any single month in 2022, another sign that Chinese authorities are easing the crackdown on the gaming industry as the country’s economy recovers from stringent Covid measures. [NPPA, in Chinese]