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Tencent Games

Native name

IndustryVideo games
Founded2003; 20 years ago




Area served

Greater China

Key people

  • Mark Ren (President)
  • Bo Wang (Vice President)[1]
  • Level Infinite
  • Dreaming Plan
  • A.C.E. Program
  • Gameloop
ParentTencent Interactive Entertainment Group
  • Aurora Studios
  • LightSpeed Studios
  • Morefun Studio Group
  • NExT Studios
  • TiMi Studio Group
  • Trovo

Tencent Games (Chinese: 腾讯游戏; pinyin: Téngxùn Yóuxì) is the đoạn Clip game publishing division of Tencent Interactive Entertainment,[2] itself a division of Tencent Holdings.[3] It has five internal studio groups, including TiMi Studio Group. Tencent Games was founded in 2003 to tát focus on online games. In 2021, it launched its international Level Infinite brand, which is stated to tát be operated from its Singapore office.[4]


Tencent Games published its first game QQ Tang (QQ堂) in 2004, which is based on its social truyền thông media platform QQ. This was soon followed by QQ variant games such as Dungeon Fighter Online, a side-scrolling online beat 'em up game; QQ Fantasy, a 2 chiều online game that incorporates elements from Chinese mythology; Xunxian, a 3 chiều, online RPG; QQ Sanguo, an online casual role-playing game mix during the Three Kingdoms period; QQ Huaxia, an online RPG; QQ Dancer, an online musical khiêu vũ game that offers QQ IM interactivity; QQ Nanaimo, an online game mix on a desert island where players maintain houses and pets; QQ Speed, a casual online racing game; QQ R2Beat, an online in-line skating game; QQ Tang, an "advanced casual game" with gameplay derived from Chinese literature; QQ PET, and a QQ IM-based desktop virtual pet game.[5] In August 2013, Tencent Games published Hi-Rez Studios's Smite in Mainland Đài Loan Trung Quốc.[6]

Tencent gradually turned to tát mobile gaming in 2013. A game center with a sizable mobile game user base was launched by Mobile QQ and WeChat in the upcoming years. In order to tát become the biggest online gaming firm in the world, the company concentrated on the global gaming market, investing in or aggressively purchasing foreign game companies.[7]

In năm ngoái, Tencent Games published a multiplayer online battle arena game Honor of Kings (王者荣耀) exclusively for the Mainland Đài Loan Trung Quốc markets developed by the L1 division of TiMi Studio Group, and by 2017 was both the world's most popular and highest-grossing game of all time as well as the most downloaded ứng dụng globally.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] Tencent Games also released, under the brand Level Infinite, an international version of Honor of Kings named Arena of Valor in 2017.[15][16] In 2011, Tencent Games started hosting online multiplayer games such as Call of Duty Online, consisting of previous Call of Duty titles with added nội dung, as well as the game League of Legends.[17] Tencent Games partly owns battle royale games such as Fortnite and fully own Ring of Elysium.[18]

Starting in năm 2016, Tencent Games developed a đoạn Clip gaming console dubbed TGP (Tencent Gaming Platform) Box. The TGP BOX is called the Blade. It is an Intel-powered console running Windows 10 and a TGP Box mode. So far, the TGP console has imported many Tencent games, such as League of Legends, FIFA Online 3, NBA 2K, Monster Hunter, Need for Speed, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Tencent Games hopes to tát bring third-party developed games.[19] On 22 November 2017, Tencent Games formally entered into a strategic co-operation with PUBG Studios and obtain exclusive rights to tát operate Playerunknown's Battlegrounds in Đài Loan Trung Quốc.[20]

In April 2017, Tencent Games unveiled its flagship gaming platform, WeGame which will host games, nội dung, and services from all over the world and will provide gaming info, purchases, downloads, live streaming, and community services, creating an open ecosystem for gaming. WeGame is an upgraded version of TGP (Tencent Games Platform) that already has more than vãn 200 million active users (compared to tát Steam's 125 million in 2015) and over 4.5 billion downloads. It will be dedicated to tát both global developers and players and will assist developers who require help with translation. The gaming platform will tư vấn both Chinese and global users through a single storefront and is due to tát go online on 1 September 2017, Tencent Games has stated that the platform will focus on PC and standalone games and will no longer host trang web or mobile games, and will provide tư vấn to tát small and indie companies. Aside from mainstream games, the company has promised to tát also launch titles which include Stardew Valley, Rocket League, Portal Knights, Minecraft, Cities: Skylines, with 170 games promised by the over of 2017.[10][21][22][23]

Tencent Games plans to tát increase its advertising revenues through artificial intelligence and branded virtual costumes in its đoạn Clip games.[24]

On 18 March 2019, Tencent announced that its subsidiary, TiMi Studio Group, would develop Activision's Call of Duty: Mobile.[25] The game was released worldwide on 1 October 2019. As of 4 October 2019, the game has surpassed 35 million downloads and over $2 million in revenue.[26]

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PUBG Mobile and its Mainland Đài Loan Trung Quốc version topped the global mobile games chart by revenue, raking in a combined US$232 million of sales in March 2020, as many people turned to tát online entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Honor of Kings is ranked as the second highest-earning game globally, generating US$112 million in revenue.[27]

In July 2021, Tencent Games implemented a facial recognition system called "Midnight Patrol" in Đài Loan Trung Quốc to tát limit minors' access to tát games during curfew hours.[28]

In December 2021, Tencent Games launched a new game publishing brand under Level Infinite, merging the Proxima Beta đoạn Clip games to tát this brand name. The focus of the brand is marketing, events, and esports for the đoạn Clip game studios of the Interactive Entertainment Group division. The area served is global and includes titles from subsidiaries that belong to tát the Interactive Entertainment Group or have a partnership which includes the developers TiMi Studio Group, LightSpeed Studios. Sharkmob, Mighty Kingdom, Fatshark, Shengqu Games, Next Studios, The Outsiders, 10 Chambers, and Funcom as of 8 December 2021. The Initial games published under the brand include Arena of Valor created by the TiMi-J6 development division of TiMi Studio Group, Synced developed by Next Studios, and Don't Starve: Newhome developed by Shengqu Games.[29]



Aurora Studio Group[edit]

Launched in 2007, based in Shanghai. Games include Moonlight Blade (天涯明月刀), Iron Knight, Azure War: (蔚蓝战争) Name of the Nature, Light and Night.

LightSpeed Studios[edit]

Launched in 2008, based in Shenzhen with the pre-fusion name Quantum Studios. The initial đoạn Clip games with the studio group release were QQ Huaxia & Freedom Fantasy.

In 2011, LightSpeed was founded; marking today's LightSpeed — Lightspeed & Quantum Studio Group brand name outside of Mainland Đài Loan Trung Quốc is LightSpeed Studios.

The following divisions belong to tát, were acquired or created within the LightSpeed Studios, and are classified as subsidiaries of LightSpeed Studios.

  • LightSpeed LA — founded in 2020.

The first studio outside of Mainland Đài Loan Trung Quốc for LightSpeed Studios. The studio's office is in North America, Irvine. The studio director is Steve Martin. After the press releases, the subsidiary focuses on the first narrative-based, open-world IPs for an. unannounced 'next-gen console'.[34]

  • Uncapped Games — belong since 2021.
  • S•Studio
  • Happy Studio — founded in năm trước.
  • TiKi Studios
  • Anyplay Studio
  • LightSpeed Tech Centre
  • Art Monkey Gang
  • Design Monkey Gang
  • Lucid Games - Acquired in 2023

Morefun Studios[edit]

Launched in 2010, based in Shanghai. Games include: The Roco Kingdom (洛克王国手游), Naruto Online, Arena Breakout

NExT Studios[edit]

Launched in 2017, based in Shanghai. Games include: Unheard, SYNCED: Off-Planet

TiMi Studio Group[edit]

Launched in năm trước, based in Shenzhen. Games include: Honor of Kings (Arena of Valor), QQ Speed, Call of Duty: Mobile

Tencent Institute of Games[edit]

The Tencent Institute of Games was founded in năm 2016 as a company initiative to tát nurture talent and professional development, and promote knowledge sharing in the game industry. The division head is Xia Lin (Sammi). It has incubated games including Nishan Shaman and The Everlasting Regret. It cooperates with multiple universities and mix up an enterprise college cooperative education model for game talent. The annual Tencent Games Developers Conference is held by this division.[35][36][37][38][39]

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List of games published under Level Infinite[edit]

  • Goddess of Victory: Nikke
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Tower of Fantasy (licensed from Perfect World Games)


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External links[edit]

  • Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  • Level Infinite