Communications launches the GameFounders initiative to drive innovation in electronic games

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The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology today launched the Saudi “GameFounders” initiative, which aims to motivate programmers, designers, marketers and artists to innovate and lead in the world of electronic games, present successful experiences in this field, as well as to qualify and develop skills in the electronic games sector.

The initiative, launched in collaboration with the “GameFounders” company specializing in the acceleration of gaming studies, aims to select 100 candidates from the sons and daughters of the country, working through its various axes to encourage entrepreneurs in the gaming sector electronics, educate subscribers about the importance of this field and set up play studios A Saudi woman makes local toys that are exported globally.

The initiative features four different pathways, including the game development path, the game design path, and the game graphics and marketing path, as well as numerous benefits.During their 6-month training period, during the which features 50 professional trainers, participants live their games in front of a real audience, instead of a monthly bonus of 3,000 riyals during the first months of training, and accelerating startups will receive financial grants of over 1.5 million by riyal.

The Ministry invited those who wished to join the recipients of the initiative to register through the link: https://code.mcit.gov.sa/ar/form/gamefounders.

Interestingly, the Ministry, in collaboration with its industry partners, is working to enable the Kingdom to benefit from the promising economic and cultural opportunities offered by the electronic games industry and seeks, through its various initiatives and programs, to provide to developers, innovators and enthusiasts in the field of electronic games the skills required in light of the continuous acceleration witnessed by this sector which is developing day by day, which supports the efforts to make the Kingdom an important and global destination for e-sports, in light of the presence of a digital infrastructure capable of enabling it to achieve leadership in this field.

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