Young Creative Lebanese Are Invited To Take Part In The Gaming Academy


The Gaming Academy (GA) is an initiative that was started by Khaddit Beirut and AUB professors, aiming to teach anyone in Lebanon and the MENA region about the ins and outs of game development, art, design, storytelling, and more.

The GA covers game creation and is expanding its knowledge with the help of local and global experts who will be giving sessions in their respective fields and sharing their knowledge with all the participants.

According to the Gaming Academy, it’s free to join for anyone over 17 years of age, and previous experience is not required.

Those wanting to participate will be able to enter the GA with a previously formed team or can form one as the workshop advances.

As per the Academy’s comments, “the judging panel will choose five groups with the highest potential and match them with mentors from the industry who will help them work on their game.”

Later, the teams will display their prototypes to the judges, and the winning games will be funded and taken to global markets.

The event will start on June 15th, 2022, and the registration and attendance are free of charge.

As explained to 961 by Ashraf Abi Said, one of the organizers, the event was first initiated as a way to help cope with the trauma of the Beirut Blast. However, after a big success last year (with over 500 people signing up), the GA wanted to share gaming knowledge with more people.

Organizers include members of Khaddit Beirut and AUB professors, such as Dr. Wassim who was one of the organizers, Ashraf Abi-Said, and others who aim to help induce innovation in young people.

Those interested to join in can sign up here.

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