You may have not heard of Gamistan. It is made up of two parts: “game”, and “stan” (a suffix used in Persian and Hindu-European languages for location) and is used to refer to a great geographical area of the video games industry.
Gamistan is not a politically, or geographically bordered area, but it is a very vast zone enthusiastically intending to cooperate and scale with the rest of the world in the video games industry. 33 countries, from India to Morocco, from Kazakhstan to Yemen, and others like Turkey and Egypt are parts of the area. More than 2 billion people reside in Gamistan area, 40 percent of whom play games on a daily basis.
The main objective of the Gamistan Awards is to create opportunities for developers who are looking to find publishers, distributers or investors for their projects. Therefore, previously published games with satisfactory results in the market, who thus are not in need of investors or publishers, shall not enter the competition.
The Development Awards was one of the most popular sections of TGC 2017. This section of the event held a competition between Iranian games with evaluations by distinguished international games industry veterans to select the best games.
Upon holding the Development Awards, numerous messages were received from video game developers from different countries, expressing their eagerness to have the opportunity to participate and compete in TGC and to have their projects appraised by international juries.