Lebanese start-up to boost mobile games market
Gamabox aims to build community, channels and development of local mobile games
Lebanese games developer Fovea is looking to boost the regional gaming industry, with a new start-up dedicated to mobile gaming.
The start-up, titled Gamabox, will take a three-pronged approach to developing the industry, through creating a gamer community, games creation, and developing regional distribution channels.
The launch includes Gamabox.com, a website that will be dedicated to Arabic mobile gaming. The site is intended to grow as a gamer community, both so that gamers can share their own reviews and comments on games, and so that development studios are able to promote their games and get feedback on them.
The Gamabox Studio will focus on development, with two titles ‘Ali Hood' and ‘Save Water' already in the pipeline, while the distribution business will look to build business partnerships and new channels.
The founders of Fovea have already been involved in the local games market, publishing the Dubai-based iPhone game Birdy Nam Nam, a game they co-authored with Wryb-Tech.
"By dealing simultaneously with many aspects of mobile gaming's regional development, Gamabox's goal is to quickly become a major and recognized player in the industry. There is a huge potential in this new market, it gives room to a lot of exciting opportunities that this dream team is ready to take with passion," the company said in a statement.