60 million smart phone users are in the Middle East.
The region has one of the world's fastest adoption rates for mobile apps.
Yet, less than 1% of all apps are available in Arabic.
Arabic users are hungry to devour mobile games, making it an untapped billion dollar industry!
Tamatem is building the foundation to lead this industry, ready to feed the unaddressed Arabic market. We are the first regional game company to adapt popular mobile games, localizing them to be culturally relevant for the Middle East.
With 8 years of firsthand experience with the gaming industry in the Middle East, we understand the Arabic user. We customize each product to the Arabic speaker's needs, focusing on apps with trivia, music, pop culture, and political games.
Jordan is the hub for entrepreneurship and technolgoy in the region. the talent pool is big and everyday we get to meet great people who are either developers or designers
Most of the games developed are done using Unity 3D and Adobe Builder/ Adobe Air
We have lots of experience in game development, we have previously created a 3D MMO shooter game on facebook that had 700k players in 2 months.
Studying together in university and partnered to do graduation project together. we received the highest grade that year and won first prize between all Jordanian universities. Did many freelance jobs together in uni, We worked in different companies but partnered to create a business plan for a first Arabic social network. we won first prize and project was sold to Maktoob and handled it for 2 years. Then created Wizards Productions launched 10 games. I handle products he handles technology
The Arabic Market is huge, Mobile penetration is really high, no one is addressing the Arabic content on mobile yet. We know there is high demand for Arabic and local content. Through the previous experience, user will not care if you add a local scene in the background. after lots of research and feedback, we are creating the type of games that are culturaly relevant, that users would be interested in playing and would actually require to be in their language. <4% of content available in Arabic
Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Award first place
Taiwan Talented Entrepreneur Award 2007 first place
Best Arabic website award 2008
Created the first Arabic social network in 2007 and Sold it to Maktoob (now Yahoo)
Co-founded Ebshir, online and offline vehicles directory in Jordan's free zone
Co-founded Wizards Productions, launched over 10 games on the web and Facebook and gathered 1 million registered users and $400k in revenues
Endeavor Entrepreneur 2011. Worked with Sohaib for 7 years
I won the QRNEC award and Taiwan talented entrepreneur in 2007. With Hussam I created the first social network and sold it to Maktoob. I have worked on so many online projects from hosting, online services and games. In 2008 I started Mafiacorruption.com which generated around $10k a month. I have merged my games with Wizards and worked for 4 years managing the day to day operations. I am an Endeavor entrepreneur. I've started working with Hussam since graduation project and did tons of projects
App DownloadsMarch 2014
300,000 per mon
Monthly Active UsersMarch 2014
5,400 monthly run rate
Total DownloadsApril 2014
SeedAug 13, 2013$25,000
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$3000 Revenue per month