JEDDAH: The Arab region is poised to be one of the fastest-growing new game markets, according to the CEO of Manga Productions Dr. Essam Bukhary.

The company has signed a partnership deal with Telltale, an independent developer and publisher of story-driven games.

Manga will join an upcoming game through a cross-cultural exchange, with talent from Saudi Arabia working alongside Telltale’s development team. The partnership was announced during the Silicon Slopes Summit in Utah. “Together, we can foster a global partnership and empower a whole era of young Saudi talents seeking careers in digital and interactive arts,” Bukhary said.

Telltale CEO Jamie Ottilie said: “We’re encouraged by the program Manga Productions has put together to foster the emerging creative and development arts across the Saudi region.”

He added that his team strongly believed in “cultivating the next generation” of game industry talent.

Abdulaziz Alnaghmoosh, business development manager at Manga Productions, said: “Our main objective with every partnership is to include training and mentorship possibilities.”

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