An undisclosed Chinese company has been fined almost $100,000 for publishing an unapproved game in China.
According to The South China Morning Post, the games company was fined ¥700,000 ($99,000), which is seven times more than the revenue earned from the game.
Chinese law dictates that a fine between five and 10 times the amount of revenue earned on an unlicensed game can be given to the company at fault.
China had a nine-month freeze on licensing new games, this meant that no companies from within or out of the country could get licenses to sell and monetise their games. The freeze ended in December 2018.
The country’s game regulator enforced stricter laws on the amount of time people below the age of 18 are allowed to play games. More than 10 Chinese companies began pushing for a new age-rating system earlier this year including Tencent, NetEase and Perfect World.