Riyadh hosted country’s first four-day Console Gaming Bootcamp that will be held from March 25 to 28 at King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue and aims to create awareness about the console gaming industry as well as teach basics of creating video games by providing the requisite tools and training.
The Bootcamp is jointly organised with Badir Technology Incubators and Accelerators Program, Corporate Hub 9 (CH9) from Bahrain and ECDC from France. And, the Bootcamp is open for young adults and university students, aged between 18 and 35 who can communicate in English and have basic computer skills.
“The Bootcamp is an opportunity for aspiring gaming professionals to meet three French console gaming professionals who will delve on the various aspects of the gaming industry at their workshops,” Salim Zein, CEO at ECDC academy.
“The participants will learn the essential elements that are required to develop a game from coding to design along with sound engineering. They will also have the chance to learn about pitching and business models before the demo day”, Mohammed Altawash, Chairman for CH9.
Nawwaf Al Sahhaf, CEO of Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, commented “With almost two-thirds of the Saudi population, comprising youth, the console gaming industry in Saudi Arabia offers ample employment and growth opportunities. Video-game enthusiasts can be part of the video gaming industry, and the Bootcamp will enable them to understand the market potential, growth prospects and take on the courage to set up startups to develop video games for the regional and global audience.”