Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, On The 7th of February 2012, N2V invested in Gametako.com as an initiative to participate in the digital gaming world and join the force to increase the sources of high quality Arabic games on the web.
GameTako is an Arabic game publishing company dedicated to help create, publish and nurture the creation and production of web based Arabic games through its Game Portal.GameTako’s Portal offers unique games and fun experiences for Gamers of all ages, and it also offers advanced APIs and features for Game Developers to build against and create fun experiences for gamers.
GameTako is shifting players to play innovative local games from their neighborhoods that reflect their culture, and relates to them in many ways. GameTako is the first company in Arabia with an initiative that serves both gamers and game developers alike.
The new company is an idea by Abdullah Hamed, currently CEO of GameTako, who is very keen on creating a sustainable Game Development industry, and sees the opportunity in a booming market where high quality content is rare, and the potential to create extremely great games is high.
Announcing this significant development, N2V's CEO, Eng. Rashid AlBallaa, said that investing in GameTako is integrated with the Group’s entrepreneurial culture that encourages those with dreamers to start their own ventures, and that it comes as part of our effort to increase the capacity of game development resources and talents around Arabia.
Abdullah Hamed, GameTako's CEO, commented about this investment saying: “We are glad to receive investment from N2V, GameTako has a bright future ahead, and we are excited to execute on our upcoming plans with the support and faith of N2V.com .
“By empowering game developers to publish and monetize their games, GameTako aims to disrupt the way games are being made in Arabia. GameTako will help independent as well as professional game developers get the exposure they need and get feedback fast and tweak their games according to Arab Gamers tastes. This is the lean startup model thatGameTako runs on, and its what we are also trying to provide for Game Developers.”, “ we are not just creating a game company, we are creating a Game Development community, Game Developers own a stake in the success of GameTako as much as we do. GameTako is where Game developers and gamers come to be a community”- Abdullah Hamed added.