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Ever wondered why board games like Monopoly, Chess and Risk are still popular?
Unlike mobile and online games, board games increase...
Developing games for the Middle East, and making current titles
available in Arabic, are usually difficult and time-consuming tasks
An accidental release has been a
serious success for Saudi game developer Na3m Games. Harwil Ya Wahsh!, the
company’s free-to-play iOS g...
Clash of Clans, the social combat game, was the
most lucrative gaming app last year. As a result, Japan's
“We felt like aliens,” says Bandar Al Mashari, on how he and his friend Sultan Al Sharif related to the mobile gaming industry four years a...
Drawing on previous themes and skills they’ve built since their
launch in 2012, Lebanese game developer Game Cooks has demonstrated a new m...
Update: The campaign mentioned at the
end of the piece is updated to show a more realistic representation
of an unknown developer raising...
This piece is part of a new series on
the challenges of new entrepreneurs who are bootstrapping their
“This is a game from ...
Turkish game developer Gamester has turned its
sights to the Arab market, with new city-building game Baldaty, and
Jordan’s Bee Labs is determined to crack the Arab gaming
market. Of all of the games that have launched in the Arab world
this year, they m...
Ever since Birdy Nam Nam launched in August 2011, to reach
100,000 downloads on its first day, 450,000 times in its first
month, and 1.5...
When considering expansion, many entrepreneurs in the region are
turning their eyes towards Asian markets, which are seen as
When international game publisher Happylatte
released their first cowboy shoot'em-up game, High Noon, in 2010,
its team didn't...
Building on the success of the Netherlands Game Award in 2012, AltCity, Lamba Labs Beirut Hackerspace, GeekExpress, Bader Program for Y...
In an effort to keep their gaming startup, Wizards Productions,
afloat, founders Hussam Hammo and Sohaib Thiab pivoted into
Dubai World Game Expo (DWGE) is one of the largest events for video games and digital entertainment industry in the Middle East &...
Last week, Lebanese entrepreneur Reine Abbas of Wixel Studios was named one of the five most powerful women in gaming by Inc.com. Abbas...