arabic rappelz, wonderful photos

January 25, 2009
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امل الشعوب

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امل الشعوب

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أمل الشعوب أول لعبة أونلاين جماعية باللغة العربية

November 24, 2008

أعلنت شركة ألعاب الأونلاين الجماعية جيم باور سيفن عن انتهائها من التحضيرات لإطلاق المرحلة التجريبية من أول إصداراتها ,و جاءت اللعبة تحت اسم  أمل الشعوب


ستبدأ المرحلة التجريبية في 25/11/2008

التسجيل سوف يكون مجاني و مفتوح للجميع

للدخول إلى منتدى اللعبة و التسجيل :

http://rappelz.gamepower7.com


Hey Arabic Gamers are you ready to play first Arabic MMOG…

October 23, 2008

Game Power 7 is going to participate Dubai World Game Expo, and there the company will distribute free registration numbers for its first Arabic MMOG (Rappelz: Hope of Nations). Meanwhile this would be the beginning of CBT (Close Beta Test) period of the Game.

Therefore all visitors would have the chance of getting free registration to the game and playing with the Demo.

Game Power 7 Participating in Dubai World Game Expo and Summit

October 16, 2008

game Power 7 Signature

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 14, 2008Game Power 7 is actively participating in a recent combination of global gaming events: Dubai World Game Expo (DWGE) and Dubai World Game Summit (DWGS) as part of its aggressive plan to publish online games in the Middle East and North Africa region.

At its booth in the DWGE, Game Power 7 will meet with key game developers in order to select a number of new games to introduce to the market. In addition, Game Power 7 will promote the first 3D MMO game in the region, Rappelz – Hope of Nations, which it localized in cooperation with Korean publisher, NFlavor.

During the DWGS, Mr. Fadi Mujahid, General Manger of Game Power 7, will deliver a special presentation about its findings and experience in online game publishing, “Challenges of Online Game Publishing in the Middle East”

The speaker will share the knowledge and experience that the company acquired through conducting market research and studies related to online gaming and related publishing business. The presentation highlights some of the major challenges that the company is dealing with in their new venture.

The summit schedule is available at http://www.gameexpo.ae/specialEvents.php

Game Power 7 considers the Middle East & North Africa region an untouched market for online games due to the absence of local game publishers, a role that the company has pioneered and is actively pursuing.

Game Power 7

Game Power 7 emerged as the first online gaming publisher in the Middle East and North Africa, promising to bring gamers the best localized and culturalized online games.

Game Power 7 is a subsidiary of Weiss Investment, which operates a major regional media hub that is sensitive to the region’s cultural values. Weiss Investment has been actively operating in the region for the past 20 years localizing and producing media contents targeting kids and youth, and broadcasting them through their own famous satellite TV channels.
Game Power 7 is based in Dubai, UAE.

For more information, please contact.
Fadi Mujahid
http://www.gamepower7.com

Game Power 7’s first product

October 14, 2008

Game Power 7 has announced that it has almost finished from the preparations of launching the first Arabic MMOG in the Middle East.

The Company has declared that the game is a culturalized and translated version from Rappelz .It is a very famous game developed by NFlavor Company and registered more than 5M gamers in USA and Europe.

The Company specified that the CBT stage would be at the end of November and the chance would be given to 10 thousand gamers to play the game.

More about Game Power 7 and cultural hurdles

September 29, 2008

Here at IncGamers, we’ve got the scoop on the latest localised Arabic MMO.

You would have seen it in the news, but now we’ve got an exclusive on the title that will be coming fully localised for the Middle Eastern region.

Speaking to Fadi Mujahid of Game Power 7, the Dubai based publisher and developer, we look at how bringing an Arabic specific title to a region that isn’t particularly known for its gaming will be recieved.
1. Do we have any idea of what the game is going to be called?
The game is a localized version of Rappelz, the successful game from NFlavor. Our localized name is “Rappelz: Hope of Nations” أمل الشعوب

This game will be the first MMORPG game localized and published in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.
2. Will the game have an Arabic IP? So will it be something like the Arabian Nights, or is it something that is completely different?

As the game is a localized and culturalized version of a global MMO game, it does not contain Arabic IP, but rather we redesigned the game characters and story plot in order to fit our culture. In this regards, we own shared rights along with NFlavor to the new character design IP.

3. When people think of the Middle East, they don’t really think of games, or games development. Have games, especially MMO games, got an audience there?

Games are very popular in the Middle East among kids and youth. In many Middle Eastern countries, attending Internet cafes is a major part of youth culture. The major activity practiced at Internet cafes is playing multiplayer games of all genres: FPS, Sports, Strategy, and little MMO. However, due to the absence of MMO game publishers in the region, these types of game lacks an audience. Game publishers play two major roles in the case of MMOs: (1) Game localization and culturalization, and (2) MMO concept promotion and marketing. Our aim is to serve game developers by offering them these roles.

4. Which are more successful: conventional video games with consoles, PC games or MMOs?

Of course, and for the reasons mentioned above, conventional games of all genres and types are more successful.
The absence of MMO Game publishers in the region have resulted in the state of unawareness about the concept of MMO Gaming.
Many gamers in the region have no idea that there is a genre of games where you “live” at, play and interact with thousands of others, and improve your “game life” as you play your way through.

5. Talk to us more about localising an MMO for a very focused audience? Do you think enough people will play an Arabic MMO? Isn’t half the fun of English language MMOs that you learn the language too?

Global publishers of MMOs have come to the conclusion that localization is a major success factor for MMOs. Look at World of Warcraft in China as an example: less than 400K players before the localization, and more than 5M players after the localization. Numerous other examples prove the importance of not only game localization, but also game culturalization as major success factors for publishing MMOs
When we started our work a year ago, we conducted a survey of MMO gamers in the region. The study aimed to study MMO gamers profiles and their gaming trends. Most of the gamers we surveyed used the language we called “Arablish” (Arabic words using English characters) while chatting with other Arab gamers during the game. So, why wouldn’t they use English?

We believe that most MMO Gamers “live” their games rather than merely playing it, and thus, like to feel comfortable while in the game rather than try to learn English.
6.
When are we expecting to see the game go into beta?

Our initial plan is to start the first CBT mid of November. If things go as planned, we expect the commercial release to be beginning of 2009.

7. Talk to us a little bit about Game Power 7. Where were you founded, how long have you been doing games, and how is it all going?

Game Power 7 is a developer and publisher of online games and related digital contents. We started our business November 2007 as the first company in the Arab World to specialize in the business of MMO games and online entertainment, in specific, and gaming business in general.
Game Power 7 is a subsidiary of Weiss Investment, a leader in media business in the MENA and Southeast Asia regions, thus holding more than 20 years of media experience that is sensitive to the region’s cultural values.

We are exploiting our heavy experience in content localization and culturalization to add much needed value to our gaming business.

Starting a business where no other has touched before is very risky and costly. We had to build our business plan based on our resources, without being able to rely on any research or statistics. Most game developers refused to share this adventure with, and thus we had to work very hardly to find and convince them.

Luckily, our vision is solidifying, and time will teach us whether or not it was correct.

8. Will you be looking to expand out of MMOs and into other genres?

Our vision is to service the whole spectrum of gaming industry in the region, which includes game development, game publishing, and digital game content publishing. Our short-mid term plan is to focus on MMO Games and game content digital publishing.

High rates of game piracy in the region is a major barrier for conducting business in offline gaming genres.

9. In the UK there have been a lot of studies into how video games affect children and their development, ranging from content to parental control. How are games perceived in the Middle East in what is mainly a traditionally conservative family unit?

Very important question indeed. As a member of Weiss Investment group of companies, we have a tradition of preserving family and cultural values of our audience, and Game Power 7 will operate no differently throughout the processes of selecting, culturalizing, and operating the games. Rappelz

In addition to content, MMO Games hold another high risk for young gamers: Addiction. We are conducting a survey and thorough research to find the optimal method for protecting our gamers from such risk, while preserving the gaming experience and fun.

In addition, we have established a Corporate Social Responsibility unit which is in direct contact with the customers and parents in order to receive their complaints and suggestions.

10. Wall-E was released in Arabic earlier this year, and it was the first language localised game for the region. Do you think more games would benefit and be successful, if not more successful if they came as Arabic titles?

The Arabic MMO gaming market is an untouched market with a lot of potential. Early market comers will be facing major challenging publishing and servicing their games in the region, while at the same time hopping to be the success pioneers. The only way to know is to wait and see.

Game developers from now on will have an aggressive partner that advices them on the feasibility of publishing their games in the market, and the optimal way of doing so.

Game Power 7 at KOGIA

September 24, 2008

Game Power 7 is pursuing the Korean gaming developers through its active participation in the upcoming KOGIA (Korean Game Industry Agency) seminar. A government organization that supports and promotes gaming companies in Korea, the world’s stronghold of online gaming, KOGIA is organizing a professional seminar to introduce these companies about the Middle East and North Africa market. During this seminar, Mr. Fadi Mujahid, General Manager of Game Power 7, will deliver a presentation titled “Gaming in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities”.

The presentation aims at educating Korean game companies about the social, economic, and technological aspects of the MENA region, highlighting the opportunities for publishing their online games in the region, and the challenges they might face.

Game Power 7 emerged as the first online gaming publisher in the region, promising to bring gamers the best localized and culturalized online games. In this regards, Game Power 7 is actively pursuing partnerships with top online gaming companies.

Game Power 7 is a subsidiary of Weiss Investment, which operates a major regional media hub that is sensitive to the region’s cultural values. Weiss Investment has been actively operating in the region for the past 20 years localizing and producing media contents targeting kids and youth, and broadcasting them through their own famous satellite TV channels.

Game Power 7 is based in Dubai, UAE.

For more information, please contact

Fadi Mujahid

http://www.gamepower7.com

First 3D MMORPG game to be published in the Middle East

September 22, 2008

The wait is over! Players in the Arab world finally will soon have the chance to play a state of the art MMORPG 3D game in Arabic.
Game Power 7, a company specializes in online games publishing in the Middle East and North Africa is the publisher of the game.
The game text and screens are in Arabic, and the chat is Arabic language enabled.
The game name will be announced soon
Game Power 7 is based in Dubai, UAE

www.GamePower7.com

First Online Game Publisher in the Middle East & North Africa

September 16, 2008

Online games developers around the world will finally have a partner in the MENA region to help them publish their games in Arabic and Farsi languages.
Weiss Investment, a leader in media business in the MENA and Southeast Asia regions announced from Dubai the establishment of Game Power 7, the first company in the region to focus on gaming business
The new startup is a distinct entity specializing in developing and publishing online games appealing to all ages and interests, in addition to publishing digital contents related to gaming.
Game Power 7 will announce its first MMO title in Arabic during Q4 2008.

Game Power 7 Pursuing Cooperation with Korean Game Developers

September 10, 2008

Game Power 7 is pursuing the Korean gaming developers through its active participation in the upcoming KOGIA (Korean Game Industry Agency) seminar. A government organization that supports and promotes gaming companies in Korea, the world’s stronghold of online gaming, KOGIA is organizing a professional seminar to introduce these companies about the Middle East and North Africa market. During this seminar, Mr. Fadi Mujahid, General Manager of Game Power 7, will deliver a presentation titled “Gaming in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities”.

The presentation aims at educating Korean game companies about the social, economic, and technological aspects of the MENA region, highlighting the opportunities for publishing their online games in the region, and the challenges they might face.

Game Power 7 emerged as the first online gaming publisher in the region, promising to bring gamers the best localized and culturalized online games. In this regards, Game Power 7 is actively pursuing partnerships with top online gaming companies.

Game Power 7 is a subsidiary of Weiss Investment, which operates a major regional media hub that is sensitive to the region’s cultural values. Weiss Investment has been actively operating in the region for the past 20 years localizing and producing media contents targeting kids and youth, and broadcasting them through their own famous satellite TV channels.

Game Power 7 is based in Dubai, UAE.

For more information, please contact.

Fadi Mujahid

http://www.gamepower7.com