Jordan Gaming Taskforce today announced that they are teaming up with Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry® smartphones, to open a game development compeition for application developers in the Amman Business Park. RIM will provide training and development tools, BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets to local app developers working in the Gaming Lab.
Maysalward, a leading Middle East mobile developer and publisher of mobile games, will staff the Gaming Lab as a technical partner, providing guidance and technical support for app developers working on the BlackBerry platform.
Nour Khrais, Chairman of the Gaming Taskforce as well as Founder and CEO of Maysalward, said: “We are proud to have RIM as a partner in the Gaming Lab, helping Lab users learn about and develop applications for the BlackBerry platform. Access to tools, devices and training are key to the development of exciting new apps for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets.”
Sandeep Saihgal, Managing Director for the Middle East at RIM, said: “This is the first such lab that RIM is supporting in the Middle East and we are excited to be working with Jordan Gaming Taskforce and Maysalward to bring tools and resources to the BlackBerry developer community in Jordan. Local content can significantly increase the value of an app to users, and we hope to encourage more local content and apps made by and for Jordanians.”
About Jordan Gaming Task Force
Jordan Gaming Task Force works to build quality development, business capability and capacity within Jordan. In addition to promoting game development as a career and support game development education in Jordan towards the region in the near future. Jordan Gaming Task Force is supported by the King Abdulla II Development Fund. For more information on the Jordan Task Force please visit www.gamingtaskforce.com
Founded in November 2003. Maysalward (MRD) has been in the domain of Mobile and Online games for over 8 years and is recognized as the leader of mobile games development in the Middle East. Based in Jordan, MRD has proven competency with a wide ranging expertise demonstrated by its comprehensive product and project portfolio which includes cross platform multiplayer games and social network interactive games and applications. MRD Mobile & Online Games are enabled on technologies ranging from J2ME, Symbian, BlackBerry, Android and iOS platforms in addition to online social interactive networks such as Facebook. For more information about MRD please visit www.maysalward.com, www.facebook.com/
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