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International Factfile 2015: Malaysia

Although Malaysia boasts one of the healthiest economies in Asia, its games market was initially slow to gain momentum. This was exacerbated by a lack of local studios and publishers, a dearth of skilled labour and the apparent disinterest from Western companies, local blogger Manoj Prasad wrote in 2012. Gaming …

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International Factfile 2015: Jordan

Like many of its Middle Eastern neighbours, Jordan has a thriving mobile games business. But it’s also seeing success on more traditional games platforms. Jordan’s mobile games industry is expected to expand by almost a third (29 per cent) this year, according to casual games firm, Big Fish Games. The …

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International Factfile 2015: Indonesia

Although it has a thriving development community, Indonesia continues to struggle with the high cost of games. The Asian country is home to more than 80 developers, with the vast majority concentrating on mobile and browser titles. These include Agate Studio, which earlier this year was voted the most desirable …

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International Factfile 2015: Jamaica

Jamaica’s games industry is a passionate but small one, struggling to keep up with the wider global market. The region’s games industry is among the smallest in the world, failing to chart on Newzoo’s rankings of the top 100 countries in terms of games revenue. However, games are highly popular, …

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International Factfile 2015: Sweden

According to the Association for the Nordic Game Industry (ANGI), Sweden is the biggest country for games in the Nordic region, comprising 36 per cent of games retail sales, in terms of both volume and value. Compared to 2013, Sweden’s games market declined slightly last year, seeing retail sales revenue …

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International Factfile 2015: Greece

It’s no secret that Greece has struggled financially in recent years but, despite the tough market, the country’s local games industry is managing to achieve growth. Research outlet PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) believes that in the five years between 2013 and 2018, Greece’s video games market will experience a compound average growth …

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International Factfile 2015: Serbia

Despite its relative youth, Serbia’s games industry is quickly growing into an important presence on the worldwide stage. According to research outlet Newzoo, Serbia is the 60th biggest games market in terms of revenue worldwide. The country generated $46.7 million (30.1m) in games revenue last year. The Serbian games market …

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International Factfile 2015: Turkey

Turkey is a nation driven by the continuing success of digital and free-to-play games, despite controversy over one of the West’s biggest digital hits. According to research outlet SuperData, Turkey comprises 14 per cent of the Eastern Europe digital games market, with an estimated digital games revenue of $434 million …

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International Factfile 2015: South Africa

South Africa’s games industry is increasingly dominated by digital titles from other countries – but, despite this, the local market is growing. Local games organisation Make Games South Africa (MGSA) estimates that South Africa consumers spend 2.2 billion Rand (0.1bn) on games each year, primarily on mobile. Console is the …

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International Factfile 2015: Luxembourg

Despite being one of the smallest countries in Europe, Luxembourg plays a big part in the global games industry. The tiny nation has long been regarded as a flagbearer for online gaming, thanks to dedicated investment in the sector by the local government. Game streaming service OnLive set up its …

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