The National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), China’s gaming regulator, made a significant announcement on June 21, granting a total of 89 new licenses for domestic games. This marks the highest number of monthly approvals in the past six months. Among the newly approved titles are Tencent’s fighting game Dawning Stars, NetEase’s open-world martial arts game Where Winds Meet, CMGE Technology’s action role-playing game Sword & Fairy World, Lilith Games’ shooter game Farlight 84, and Migu Culture’s simulation game Panda Cafe. With these licenses, the NPPA has already issued a total of 522 domestic game licenses in the first half of 2023, surpassing the entire count of 468 domestic games licensed in 2022. [National Press and Publication Administration, in Chinese]