Amman- Jordan Gaming Lab launched “the 10th cycle of Gaming Summit”, one of King Abdullah II Fund for Development’s projects on November 9-13, 2020.
With the conditions the world is living currently due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the summit will be held virtually via audiovisual technology, in partnership with The Global Mobile Games Conference (Pocket Gamer Connects). It launched the digital version of the conference this year titled “Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4”.
During the conference, a special event will be launched titled “Games Development 101” which will be held on Friday, October 13th, 2020. The event will cover all the main fields necessary to succeed in the gaming industry starting from funding, the company setup to game design basics, publication, game economics, administrative operations, and society interaction.
Sessions of the conference will be broadcasted via Zoom and can be attended live– it is ideal for raising questions and interacting with speakers- or the recorded sessions can be broadcasted later upon request. Jordanian developers will be able to reach full access to all sections of “Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4” seamlessly so as to watch the content live (or watch the recorded sessions afterward) and communicate with potential partners through the “MeetToMatch” meetings platform, in addition to participating in marginal discussions.
Jordan Gaming Lab will provide free tickets for games developers and Jordanian companies to participate in the summit. It is an opportunity to communicate with experts and global companies in this field.
Alongside the conference, the results of “The App Challenge” which targets Jordan School students ages 14-16 will be announced. It was held online this year to comply with social distancing rules to combat Covid-19 Pandemic.
It is noteworthy that Jordan is witnessing an increase in the number of local talents in the gaming industry due to the continuous support during the past years from King Abdullah II Fund for Development through Jordan Gaming Lab in cooperation with the technical partner “Maysalward” company.
The Middle East and North Africa is an integral part of the global gaming industry which is valued at around 160 billion dollars.
Jordan Gaming Lab is an initiative by His Majesty King Abdullah II in 2011. It was launched by the Fund and designed and customized to meet developers’ and companies’ needs in electronic games to be the incubator of their projects and the motivation for Jordanian youth with creative minds. In addition, it supports the gaming industry which is one of the promising sectors in Jordan.