Koku Gamer writes: 'A media company funded by the government of Abu Dhabi are teaming up with California-based publisher/developer Gazillion Entertainment to make online games for the Arab nations.'
Oh gosh I hope gaming doesn't go religious on us. I mean what is an Arabian MMO going to consist of? I hope not anything prejudice. I'm not sure about this project.
I'm sure it'll be fine. The Arabian business world seems to be quite modern, hence why it is open to the idea of generating games aimed at Arabian players.
Well there was some games made for a middle east country not to long ago that was extremely offensive and pretty much consisted of killing every race other then themselves. However I hope this deal wouldn't result in such and I doubt it would seeing as they have the involvement of a US company on board.
Well, it also has governmental involvement in that the company are backed by the Abu Dhabi government.
...the racism just hit a high in here.
you mean like 99% of the games made in the west right?
Who cares, I know I never play MMO's. Especially Arabic MMO's.
Yea plus it'll be costly I'm sure, oh well at least it's only staying in that region so we don't have much to worry about.
It could lead to some significant steps in the Arab world though for gaming. I can imagine that the money would be very appealing for developers. We may see some new studios crop up if this is successful.
will they make a game out of eveything. I want a game aimed at white english people now, the same thing when you think about it
Most of the current MMOs are aimed towards Western and Eastern markets. I think it's fair.
finaly its about time!!!!! we need things like this there is a looooooooooooooot af arabs playing vid. games this will make a lot of money i will buy one of those games for sure
Good to know there are a lot of Arabs out there playing video games. Hopefully this'll halt the stigma of Arabs not being big video game players.
im from saudi arabia there are a lot of great arab gamers here videogames ftw
I hope Arabs get more involved at gaming & more skilled at developing as years go by, as well as other countries. It's a good thing to share the love of video games with every part of the world, games might bring the world together :D
Hehe, that's a good point! Bubble for your optimism.
I am an arab gamer and there are some arab mmos out there.. actually they are only translated and localized (e.g. Conquer Online) I would appreciate developing an MMO arab game but I think it would be better if they stick with single player games on consoles. There are enough MMOs out there already!
I think MMOs are the way for the Arab world right now as they increase the market without being too risk-heavy (well, depends on development). Whereas console gaming has a higher chance of failure while the market is still small. It'll come eventually.
Well , i'd appreciate more consle games translated to arabic since there r only two games til now ( wall e , red faction ) .. cuz simpley arabic mmos sucks
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