In the most strict anti-addiction measure ever taken in Chinese gaming, King of Glory will count cumulative play time throughout the day, issuing reminders to players and eventually forcing them to log out.
Minors 12 years old or younger are allowed to play only 1 hour per day and cannot sign in after 9 pm. Minors older than 12 are allowed to play for 2 hours per day. Players who exceed the time limit will be forced to log out.
In addition to limiting the game time, King of Glory will gradually increase “consumption quotas” to curb the irrational use by minors.
King of Glory quickly became a hit online after its initial release, gaining many users. “But we are also concerned. If adolescents lack sufficient self-control, they might spent too much time in the game and disrupt their studies and life,” the head of development for King of Glory said, “The game itself brings happiness, but excessive gaming will not bring happiness to ourselves or parents. We wanted to adopt more stringent controls.”
In February 2017, Tencent
Since April, King of Glory has been prompting users to register with their real identity using the official website and client. Tencent
“The health of minors is a long-term concern and a focus of our engineering at Tencent
This story originally appeared in Nanfang Metropolis Daily and was translated by Pandaily.
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