Pakistan is a country that has a vast density of the highly talented people though its notorious for reasons like terrorism. Pakistan is emerging as a rapidly growing market for the IT industries on a global scale.
The young game developers are a proud who are successfully earning the name, place of quality work for Pakistan. Shahid ahmed is one of these innovative young champs, who was awarded with the Develop industry Excellence award in 2014 for his service he presented to Sony Entertainment. Another brilliant name is Sumail who earned a name in Pakistan’s e-sports while helping his team winning the dota 2 Asian Champioship this year.
Rapidly growing game development in Pakistan:
In Pakistan there is a number of 25000 for the employment provided by the software exports and the number Is still increasing. This is a gateway for the game development. Many young developers are keen to contribute to this game industry and are putting efforts such as several startups has been established like Mindstorm, Kwick Games and Caramel studio.
The high success rate of game industry in Pakistan:
The developers has introduced several ingenious apps such as Groopic, Whacksy Taxi, Ranger Sniper Shooter 3D and Stick Cricket which got a name in the international media. In fact the Whacksy Taxi has become one of the top rated apps in 25 countries. Success stories like this are a milestone for Pakistan’s game development long run progress.
Pakistanis penetrating the mobile gaming
According to PAS report Pakistan is shifting towards the smartphone trend and the Pakistan’s game developers seem to be very adaptive to the trend hence, they modify their approach according to the gamer’s interests.
The game developers fairly target the local market. They pick the hot topics and come up with the thought provoking gaming ideas. Extreme Metro run is such an example that depicts the rowdy culture.
“Pakistani game developers are well adaptive to the change, with several apps and games that relate to the pop culture.”
In the same manner the developers keep an eye on the trends such as the increasing trend of celebrating the festivals like Halloween is in notice. The ability to pick up the trends and being able to transform it into the gaming is important for a wide range market.
According to the reports the flow has been shifted to the mobile games. The game industry is likely to become a&41 billion- worth industry by 2017. This potential and scope is well accepted by the entrepreneurs as they plan to cope up with international investors to flourish.
High competition to be faced
The IT industry is contributing well to the Pakistan’s economy. However, it still lacks in having strong bridges between the industry and the institutes which ultimately results in the students approaching the international markets.
However, institutes like PASHA has took an initiative to aspire the game developers and companies. Pakistan being white listed in the anti- money laundering body Financial Action Task Force (FATF) A great happening that lead to the development of inviting PayPal, Amazon and other giant online-stores in Pakistan.
Similarly the rapid increase in 3G and 4G LTE users has attracted the investors from China and Europe to Pakistan. We hope the IT industry and game development industry to flourish well as an outcome of the on-going talks with the investors.