The Middle East Games Con paves a way to more gaming events in the UAE
29 October 2018| Last updated on 29 October 2018
The Middle East Games Con had come and gone but there’s more gaming events to be a part of in 2019
Middle East Games Con has attracted more than 18,000 visitors this year in Abu Dhabi during its recently-concluded three-day run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
And due to the success of the region’s largest gaming convention, Informa Exhibitions has announced plans to reward fans with a mini Games Con at Middle East Film & Comic Con, which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from April 11-13, 2019.
Gaming fans can also expect an extended Middle East Games Con will then return to ADNEC from October 24-26, 2019 with more halls added to accommodate the drastic growth of the event.
The event has reinstated itself as a platform for the gaming industry and a platform for people to come together as one gaming family.
And this year’s 100,000 square feet event at ADNEC boasted a packed bill of exciting gaming tournaments, competitions and new game reveals from some of the world’s biggest software developers, console providers and PC manufacturers.
Highlights included three different DELL Gaming Fortnite challenges, the chance to challenge the senses at a Sony PlayStation VR experience, dozens of opportunities to try new games, watch never-seen-before Arabised Anime films, and a new zone dedicated to Japanese art and culture, ANIFEST.
Syndicate and Miniminter, two of YouTube’s biggest superstars, regional gamer and vlogger Hemo King, and gaming voice over artists Lucie Pohl, the voice of Mercy from Overwatch, and Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt from The Witcher franchise, also spent the weekend thrilling fans with exclusive meet and greet sessions.
Middle East Games Con offered veteran and newbie gamers alike the chance to try global gaming giant Bandai Namco’s upcoming game portfolio - Soulcalibur VI; Jump Force; Dead or Alive 6; One Piece: World Seeker and The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. Redvault, the gamer’s reward app, offered visitors the chance to test out Destiny 2: Forsaken and the unreleased Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
Parents and children alike flocked to the Laban Up retro arcade, where they could play the like of Space Invaders, Golden Axe, Super Mario and Pacman.