Gaming business in Saudi Arabia — a promising area

Jack daniel
3 min readApr 26, 2022


The gaming business is a fairly new but certainly exceptionally encouraging area. Worldwide methodology and counseling firm Accenture had anticipated last April that the worldwide gaming industry is set to surpass $300 billion. This would be considerably more than the joined music and film market. During 2019–2021 alone around 500 million new gamers have joined the business — an exceptionally encouraging future, for sure.

Pandemic has given an alternate skyline to the gaming business. The inclination for social connection has driven individuals towards portable gaming during pandemics, prompting the area to envelop new companies and worldwide enterprises. Besides, the interest and innovation support has prompted the consideration of blockchain and non-fungible tokens or NFTs in the business. This has given gamers the benefit to utilize these instruments and investigate the virtual field.

Games tapping social point

Jordan-based versatile game distributer Tamatem is distributing games focusing on Arab clients — the games are worked along superbly engaging Arab culture stories.

According to making sense of the market, Hussam Hammo, pioneer and CEO of Tamatem, “Arabic is the fourth most communicated in a language all around the world, yet just a single percent of the general substance is in Arabic. That is a gigantic hole to fill, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa gaming industry.”

Games give a neighborhood taste of Arab culture

The earliest games by Tamatem incorporate Awad the Delivery King. This versatile game highlights a food conveyance man hustling around the roads of Amman. The game was positioned №1 application in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, as indicated by US-based Medium. The most recent top games by Tamatem incorporate VIP Baloot and Clash of Empires.

Bringing assets up on the lookout

Tamatem is quickly and broadly acquiring fame. Last December, the organization brought $11 million up in Series B subsidizing that was driven by Krafton, the PUBG designer.

The substantial Saudi gaming market

The games market in the realm now has a worth of $1 billion at present and is supposed to develop to $2.5 billion continuously by 2030, as per the Saudi Social Development Bank. The forecast is substantially more hopeful as indicated by Boston Consulting Group — the income from the gaming area in Saudi is supposed to reach $6.7 billion by 2030.

The development in the realm has been very astounding this year. In January, Amazon Saudi Arabia and the UAE reported a joint effort with MENATech, a GGTech Entertainment Group organization, to send off Amazon University Esports, which is the first instructive esports association in each country. Riyadh-based Savvy Gaming Group, supported by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), bought ESL, previously known as Electronic Sports League, for $1 billion during a similar time.

The gaming area joining the NFT trend

Numerous Saudi games distributors are hopping in and locally available the NFT fleeting trend. That implies with NFT the shopper will possess an uncommon computerized resource — own an ensured token on an advanced record. This is a major being a fan in line to be gained by Saudi game designers.

Tamatem’s Hammo is before long reporting its NFT project, as well as others, including Riyadh-based UMX Studio. “Later on, players can make incomes in view of exchanging those things utilizing the blockchain,” said Ali Al-Harbi, pioneer and CEO of UMX Studio.

The valuable chance to develop is perpetual for game designers in Saudi Arabia. This is all conceivable as a result of the state backing and assets available to them. What is your interpretation of the progress of the gaming business in the realm and its tremendous conceivable outcomes? Do impart your insight in the remark segment beneath.



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