Steel Media has partnered with leading Jordan games publisher Maysalward to offer a brand new Arabic-language sister-site for PocketGamer.biz.
Called PocketGamer.me, the B2B website will serve the Middle East and North African mobile games community and provide news, features, interviews and analysis on the vibrant international sector.
Based in Amman, Jordan, the new site will be edited by Boushra Abdalhadi. It will contain a mix of original content created locally and articles licensed and translated from PocketGamer.biz.
We’ll be working closely with our new sister-site, which means you’ll see the hottest news from the region and greater insights into the sector than ever before right here on PocketGamer.biz, too.
“We’ve been visiting the Middle East and Jordan in particular a fair amount in the last few years, holding our first MENA Big Indie Pitch last October, and am super excited about the potential for the games industry there,” said Steel Media CEO Chris James.
“Not only did the region represented the world’s fastest revenue growth in the last twelve months (according to NewZoo reports), but there’s a real groundswell of talented studios coming through, thanks in no small part to the activities of people like Nour Khrais and Maysalward with their work on events, the Jordan Gaming Lab and other education initiatives. We really couldn’t have hoped for a better partner and are committed to helping drive games development in the region forward in the next few years.”
Maysalward CEO Nour Khrais said: "Knowledge of, and exposure to, what’s happening in the mobile video gaming space are key to developing a unique product in our competitive world.
“Getting this in your own language is important for accelerating product growth. To get this right we needed a partner, who can bring the best to the region. This is why we are collaborating with PocketGamer.biz."
Maysalward was the first mobile games publisher in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market. It launched in 2003 in Jordan, and now has a number of satellite offices including one in Leamington Spa in the UK. The company not only develops its own games, but also licenses and localises international games for the Middle Eastern audience.