Epic Games, Inc., a leading game developer known for the award-winning Unreal series of games, the Gears of War franchise and the Unreal Engine, recently confirmed its participation in the upcoming Dubai World Game Expo 2009, which will be held 27-29 October, 2009.
This marks the second year that Epic Games has been an active contributor to the leading game event in the MENA region. “The Dubai World Game Expo 2009 will benefit those who are looking to explore cutting-edge game technology like the Unreal Engine, and we will be taking meetings with game developers at the event," said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games.
The success of Dubai World Game Expo 2008 has truly marked a breakthrough in the region’s game market. It has opened great opportunities for the global industry players to consider one of the most stable markets in the world – Middle East and Africa.
“The staging of the first expo was a daunting task as an organizer. But we believed that the MENA region, conservative as it is, is aggressively welcoming technological advances including the future of gaming. Recognizing this great cultural change in the Arab world has helped us develop the Dubai World Game Expo”, quips Eng. Anas Al Madani, vice president, Index Conferences & Exhibition. “This year we are very proud to bring the second sequel of the Game Expo, and we are honored to once again welcome Epic Games to maximize the full potential of the market in the Middle East and Africa,” added Al Madani.
Visitors are welcome to see the Dubai World Game Expo and can look forward to a great show this year with big brands participating for the expo. Opportunities for business and partnerships will abound on this year’s exhibition. "
The DWGE 2009 is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and partners with the Italian Video Developers Conference, German Industry and Commerce Office (AHK), Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development – Emirates Science Club, Dubai Convention Bureau, Arabian Anti Piracy Alliance, Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
For more information, visit www.gameexpo.ae.
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