In our last post we wrote about Apple’s new rules related to game licensing in the Chinese market. If there are talented developers among our subscribers who plan to release their ios apps in China, this article is a must-read.
The ISBN license is issued by the State Administration for Press and Publications of the People’s Republic of China (SAPP). However, in order for the game to really pass all the parameters, you need to get 4 additional licenses. We will tell you more about this.
In order not to make a mistake in such a difficult and costly process, it is recommended to start with the main thing – to remake the game. You can find a list of requirements from the Chinese government on the Internet, but an independent review can take a long time and lead to the collapse of all activities. Therefore, many developers are advised to find a good expert in this field who understands Chinese laws on the release of video games. The next step is to collect the necessary documents (permission to operate on the Internet in the field of culture, IP patent (copyright certificate), information service provider license (ICP certificate), game registration). It is recommended to hire an experienced translator to fill out the documents correctly.
After collecting the necessary documents and receiving the corrected game with the help of the experts, you are sent directly to the State Administration for Press and Publications of the People’s Republic of China (SAPP). The procedure for reviewing and issuing a license can last from 6 to 8 months.