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Game design contest for young talent held in the UAE

by Dubaiforum

The UAE Game Makers Competition 2024 has been launched by the Tawazun Council in collaboration with Bayanat and Endless Studios. The nationwide contest aims to provide young people with the opportunity to showcase and enhance their digital skills through gaming.

One unique aspect of the competition is the emphasis on incorporating UAE cultural elements into the games. With a prize pool of AED 100,000, participants are encouraged to explore their creativity while honoring their heritage.

Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi, CEO of Operations at Tawazun Council, highlighted the importance of inspiring youth to explore fields like game development. The collaboration between Tawazun, Bayanat, and Endless Studios aims to provide participants with valuable skills in areas such as art, design, engineering, management, and marketing through game design.

Hasan Al Hosani, Managing Director of Bayanat, emphasized the significance of the partnership in harnessing cutting-edge technology and data science. The competition aims to create gaming content that is not only entertaining but also educational and culturally relevant.

Matt Dalio, CEO of Endless Studios, expressed his admiration for the talent present in the UAE and the dedication to nurturing that talent through the competition. The event serves as a platform for UAE youth to showcase their innovative spirit and shine on both regional and global stages.

Overall, the UAE Game Makers Competition is more than just a contest; it is a celebration of talent and a testament to the commitment to fostering the next generation of creative minds in the UAE.

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