Online Gaming in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

Game Power 7 ( www.gamepower7.com) had an active role in a recent seminar for KOGIA (Korean Game Industry Agency) introducing the Middle East market of Online Games.

Mr. Fadi Mujahid, General Manager of Game Power 7, delivered a presentation titled“Gaming in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities”. During the speech, he presented the social, economic, and technological facts of the Middle East region, highlighting the business opportunities for publishing MMO games in the region, and the challenges facing this business.

The speaker estimated the current percentage of MMO players to the Internet users in the region as less than %1, way below the world average of %23.

“The main reason behind this fact is that: No game publishers actively operating in the market to localize and culturalize the games and to promote the concept of MMO gaming” said Mujahid. He stated that no MMO games are localized to Arabic (the region native language) or published in the region, which makes Game Power 7 as the first publisher of such games in this territory.

According to the presentation, the estimated number of MMO gamers in the region will jump to 5 million in 3 years of actively publishing and promoting MMO Games.

After the presentation, more than 20 Korean companies expressed their interest in cooperating with Game Power 7 to bring their games to the“untouched” Middle East MMO market.

About Game Power 7

Game Power 7 emerged as the first online gaming publisher in the region, promising to bring gamers the best MMO games.

Game Power 7 is a subsidiary of Weiss Investment, which operates a major regional media hub that is sensitive to the region's cultural values. Weiss Investment has been actively operating in the region for the past 20 years localizing and producing media contents targeting kids and youth, and broadcasting them through their own famous satellite TV channels.

Game Power 7 is based in Dubai, UAE.

Please click here to download the presentation: http://www.gamepower7.com/users/download/MMO_MENA_KOGIA_Seminar.ppt

To view the complete profile of Weiss Investment, please click here: http://www.gamepower7.com/users/download/MMO_MENA.wmv

For more information, please contact Fadi Mujahid

http://www.gamepower7.com


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