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Pakistan – An Emerging Gaming Market

Guest Post by Mohammad Faizan

Who’d have thought the country better known for all the wrong reasons like terrorism, bomb blasts and what not, will make an IT industry one of the fastest growing industries in Pakistan. The country with immense raw talent continues to rise on the globe as Pakistan started to show its existence with a better image.

 

The new young generation of game developers in the country has helped industry to grow to an estimated $3 billion. This is due to the hard work of many young and creative Pakistani entrepreneurs and gamers like Shahid Ahmed who won Develop Industry Excellence Award in 2014 for his immense contribution for Sony Entertainment. Sumail, 16, a Pakistani gamer made history when he helped his team to win Dota 2 Asian Championship in 2015.

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According to a report, Pakistan employs more than 25,000 people in software exports. There are many start-up companies established by young developers like Mindstorm by Ahmed, Kwick Games and Caramel Studio to name a few. Continue reading

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2014 in review

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2012 in review

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 43,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

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