It’s MENA Month on

We'll be highlighting the exciting teams, projects and major news from the region

It’s MENA Month on

As we build up to our next event - the Dubai GameExpo Summit powered by Pocket Gamer Connects on May 1st and 2nd - we’re going to be publishing even more news, interviews and features from the region as part of our ‘MENA Month’ special.

According to Newzoo, the Middle East and Africa was the fastest-growing region by revenue for games in 2023, rising by 4.1% year-over-year to $7.1 billion. The sector has also seen a significant increase in investment as countries across the region look to boost the industry and nurture talent for the future.

Just last month we interviewed Sandsoft CEO David Fernandez Remesal about the publisher’s expansion and wider MENA region growth, while in January we published our interview with Savvy Games Group CEO Brian Ward about the company’s investments and plans, having set aside some $35 billion for industry M&A.

We've also taken a look at the latest stats from the MENA region to give you a snapshot of the market size and which countries and studios are spearheading the sector's growth.

We’ll be profiling more companies in the Middle East and Africa this month to highlight the exciting work going on in the regional games industry.

If you’re working on an interesting project or have something to say about the region’s games market - drop us a message. You can email

You can keep up with the latest news and features about the MENA region right here.

Be part of the MENA scene

After a triumphant first year in 2023, the Dubai GameExpo Summit powered by PG Connects returns on May 1st to 2nd, 2024 alongside the Dubai Esports and Games Festival at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The summit will feature more than 100 renowned games industry speakers from all over the globe delivering insightful talks, panels and seminars across a number of themed tracks.

There will be extensive networking opportunities for anyone looking to get established in the region, whether you're a developer looking for a local publisher, or interested in exporting a hot new game from MENA to find a global audience.

Tickets are on sale now!

Head of Content

Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.