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‘Tawazun’, ‘Bayanat’ launch the UAE Game Makers Competition 2024

Wed 29 May 2024    
The Brew News Team | < 1 min read

Abu Dhabi: Tawazun Council (Tawazun) and Bayanat, in partnership with Endless Studios, declared the launch of the UAE Game Makers Competition 2024, a landmark event in the UAE’s educational landscape.

The nationwide contest encourages young people to explore, present, and develop their game design talents, emphasizing the integration of UAE cultural elements in their games, with a prize of AED 100,000.

This initiative paves the way for continuous learning, allowing UAE youth to acquire digital skills through their passion for gaming.

By combining gaming and geospatial technologies, Tawazun, Bayanat, and Endless Studios come together with the aim of teaching employable skills across various disciplines, including art, design, engineering, management, marketing, and more, within the game design context.

Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi, CEO of Operations at Tawazun Council, emphasized Tawazun’s dedication to inspiring UAE youth to explore creative and technological fields, specifically game development. He highlighted the initiative’s role in advancing regional technology and fostering cultural pride by encouraging young people to draw from their rich heritage, thus investing in future leaders and innovators.

Hasan Al Hosani, Managing Director of Bayanat, stated that by creating engaging, educational, and culturally relevant gaming content, the initiative aims to bridge generations and preserve heritage while promoting technological progress.

Matt Dalio, CEO of Endless Studios, said that the competition is a significant milestone in merging Emirati cultural heritage with gaming, celebrating the past while shaping a future where technology and tradition coexist. This competition, he added, transcends a typical contest by celebrating exceptional talent in the UAE and nurturing young innovators.

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