Amazing scenes of openness at Tehran video games show
by Tim Smith
You probably hadn't realised it for some reason but last week saw the end of Tehranís 2013 Game Festival and, wow, the Iranians really have some high hopes for their industry.
According to PressTV, "On Saturday Iranís Foundation for Computer Games (NFCG) hosted the conclusion of the 3rd edition of Tehranís Computer Game competitions. Over 200 computer games entered the competition while over 40 were chosen as winners," and that's not to be sniffed at showing as it does that even in what we consider to be a repressive and repressed society, video games are still making themselves felt. And the Iranian games industry wants much, much more.
With $65 billion worth of global games industry, you can see why. The report states that, "There are over 11 countries with revenues of over $1 billion in computer gaming industry, gaming experts explained that Iran wants to be in that list within the next 10 years."