Infinite8 is a Dubai based gaming and IT solutions company and it is looking to develop localised apps and games to boost the region’s growing online gaming industry in the region.
The company which was self-funded by the founders, has secured an investment of $1.2m for its SportMob app from a UAE-based angel investor earlier this year. The app offers live scores of football matches from across the globe with breaking news, videos, match details and profiles of 250,000 players.
“The gaming industry has been a neglected industry for so many years both in the UAE and Mena region,” says Hamid Fathalian, the founder of Infinite8. “Non-UAE and non-GCC game developers [control] an almost full market share in this region. This was one of the main reasons that we started Infinite8 to address this need and develop localised apps and games by keeping the regional values and culture in mind.”
“There is enormous opportunity in this region,” he says. “Most of the big gaming companies focus on western culture but not on the Arab culture and the Middle East region. Dubai is the best place to start to cater to the niche market.”