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Building Massively Multiplayer Online Games for the Arab World: Vince Ghossoub of Falafel Games [Wamda TV]
As a “closet gamer” himself, Ghossoub was frustrated by a lack of Arabic gaming content and he and his co-founder decided to start Falafel Games to fill the gap. In October 2011, Knights of Glory launched as the first fully-Arabic massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in the region.
Ghossoub explains that when launched a high-profile browser game, you inevitably run into a series of lovers and haters who want to pull the game in different directions. By reading through the comments and keeping a clear vision, Falafel games continues to expand and improve Knights of Glory.
He also explains Falafel Games’ long-term vision and outlook towards other players in the MENA gaming space including GameTako and Gamabox. He anticipates that while they don’t overlap now, there may be a gaming turf battle in the region in 3-4 years.
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