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Game Power 7 Company Profile and Arab Region Game Data

  1. 1. Company Introduction<br />Fadi Mujahid<br />General Manager (CEO)<br />1<br />
  2. 2. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />2<br />Region Overview<br />
  3. 3. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />3<br />Region Overview<br />Population 338M - Area 13,900 km2 <br />21 Countries have many in common, and so many versatility.<br />Commons include: <br />Modesty and family values<br />Religion: Islam & Christianity<br />Language: Arabic<br />Versatility in <br />Social<br />Economic <br />Technology<br />
  4. 4. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />4<br />Region Economy<br />Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) is an economic indicator for the purchasing capabilities of families<br />PPP indicator ranges from <br />The highest<br />UAE $49,600 (3rd worldwide) <br />Qatar $29,800 (28th worldwide)<br />Bahrain $25,800 <br />To the lowest<br />Syria $4,200<br />Sudan $2,400 <br />Yemen $1000 <br />And in between<br />Contains some of the richest & poorest countries in the world<br />
  5. 5. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />5<br />Region Society<br />
  6. 6. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />6<br />Technology in the Region<br />
  7. 7. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />7<br />Technology in the RegionBroadband <br />Broadband has taken off in the region 2 years ago<br />Most countries in the region have started large investments for broadband infrastructure (both 3G and DSL technologies) <br />Growth of broadband lines per country between 50-120% yearly. Saudi Arabia DSL lines grew %480 between 2005-2007<br />Estimated number of 3G users by 2010 3M<br />
  8. 8. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />8<br />Technology in the RegionCyber Cafes<br />The most important teens activity in the region is attending cyber cafes<br />After 7:00pm, cyber cafes are packed<br />A survey of two capitals <br />Damascus: 2500 cafes (10 computers or above)<br />Cairo: 6000 cafes (10 computers or above)<br />Voice and video chat<br />Multiplayer games<br />Sports: Need for Speed, FIFA<br />FPS: Call of Duty, Counter Strike, Metal Gear<br />Strategy: Warcraft, C&C<br />
  9. 9. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />9<br />Technology in the RegionComputers<br />PCs are the dominant gaming platform<br />The latest versions of 3D games are acquired and played by teens in Internet cafes and at homes.<br />High end cheap locally assembled PCs are very popular<br />High end CPU - 2 GB RAM - 512 MB Video Card – 17” Monitor<br />$600<br />
  10. 10. MMO Status Quo In the Region<br />Rough estimation: 350k MMO players, and 1.5M browser based players<br />36.5M Internet user<br />Percentage: ~1% of Internet Users<br />World Average: 19%<br />The Arab World is an untouched MMO Gaming market.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Theoretically…. The Opposite!!<br />The MMO Gaming should be very popular<br />Percentage of group age 5 - 30 years is the highest in the world (52% vs. 40% world average)<br />40% of Top 100 sites in all Arab countries are<br />Chat<br />Social networks<br />Gaming<br />High percentage of Internet usage growth<br />11<br />
  12. 12. WHY???<br />No game publishers actively operating in the market<br />Localize and culturalize the games<br />Educate the concept of MMO games<br />No game is linked to the region culture<br />All games stories are either linked to Asian Mythology or Western Mythology<br />MMO enjoyment is dependent on understanding the story<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Company Profile<br />13<br />
  14. 14. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />14<br />
  15. 15. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />15<br />Spacetoon TV<br />Satellite, free-to-air TV channels<br />Arabic<br />English<br />Bahasa <br />Indian<br />Russian<br />Farsi<br />Kids edutainment cartoon channels<br />Owns the largest library of Arabic dubbed animation in the world<br />85% of surveyed mothers said that they encourage their children to watch Spacetoon because of the "educational children programs"<br />Spacetoon in-house studios produce proprietary cartoon programs<br />Licensed by other media companies<br />Requested by international organizations to convey global development messages to kids<br />
  16. 16. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />16<br /><br />Highest ranked Arabic website for kids<br />Largest Arabic website for kids<br />Education, news, Entertainment, interactive, etc.)<br />85,000 active registered users<br />7 million hits per day<br />
  17. 17. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />17<br />Other Media<br />Spacetoon Magazine<br />Spacetoon Radio<br />Media Production<br />Spacetoon Production <br />Tiger Production<br />Venus Production<br />Spacetoonat (Department Stores)<br />SweetToon (Kids Nutrition)<br />Pedia Tech (Technology)<br />New Boy (Toys and Leaning Materials)<br />
  18. 18. All Rights Reserved - Game Power 7<br />18<br />Space Power<br />A satellite, free-to-air TV channel<br />Dedicated to teens & adolescence in the Arab world<br />A pioneer channel, the first of its kind in the region.<br />Conveys an educational message combined with entertainment.<br />Sports, music, movies, reality programs, news & talk shows, Gaming and robot programs, etc.<br />Accompanied by<br />Monthly Magazine<br />Social Web Site<br />Launched April 2008<br />
  19. 19. Company Vision<br />Create a global gaming hub that operates a state-of-the-art, all-in-one online gaming business<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Company Overview<br />Established 2007<br />The first company in the region to specialize in online gaming<br />Published the first MMORPG game: Arabic Rappelz in 2008<br />Attracted numerous number of publishing requests from online game developers<br />Formed major alliances with major gaming companies<br />Negotiating partnership and investment offers from major players<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Current Activities<br />Released Arabic Rappelz, the first localized MMORPG game in MENA: March 2009<br />Released two major upgrade versions for the game: June 2009, October 2009<br />Working on publishing 4 new MMO games during 2010<br />MMO Sports, MMORPG, MMO Casual<br />Planning to start game development by the end of 2010<br />21<br />