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GOLD New Issue: Games Without Frontiers

In this month’s issue of GOLD, out on Sunday, 21 January, GDCy presents how Cyprus is attracting top game developers from around the world.

According to a recent research study on the games industry by Video Games Europe, just over half of Europe’s population between the ages of six and 64 are gamers. Globally, gamers are forecast to spend US$187.7 billion this year, with slightly less than half of that amount accounting for mobile gaming and the rest for console games, browser PC games and downloaded/boxed PC games. Games companies now find themselves at a juncture where there is considerable room for growth in their industry. Aside from the usual drivers of growth, recent years have seen a rise in particularly successful instances of filmmakers and game creators collaborating to develop movies or TV shows based on games. At the same time, e-sports is also making its presence felt as a more potent source of success for games companies – Statista forecasts that the e-sports audience will be 640 million strong by 2025, with 318 million of those being classified as ‘enthusiasts’ and the remaining 322 million as ‘occasional viewers’.

Cyprus currently plays host to dozens of games companies, the majority of them based in Limassol and, for this month’s cover story, we spoke to 16 of them about recent developments and future opportunities in the industry, as well as the advantages and challenges that they have experienced since establishing themselves on the island.

  • Apella Games
  • Colossi Games
  • Easybrain
  • Eschatology Entertainment
  • Game Garden
  • Helio Games
  • Made on Earth Games
  • Mundfish
  • My.Games
  • Nekki
  • Pump Games
  • Sad Cat Studios
  • Strikerz Inc (UFL)
  • Unfrozen
  • Wargaming
  • Weappy

In addition to this and all GOLD’s regular features, this issue also includes exclusive interviews:

  • Breaking Down Barriers - Tanya Romanyukha (Head of Operations, TechIsland) and Gala Grigoreva (CMO, Adsterra) discuss the need to encourage women to join the STEM dialogue and the importance of what they can bring to the tech table.
  • Taste, Refinement and Elegance - Renato Minotti, co-CEO of Minotti S.p.A., on the company’s success and its plans for Cyprus.
  • She’s Got The Power - Joanna Patsalis, Co-Founder and COO of Direct Kinetic Solutions (DKS), who featured on the 2023 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Energy list.
  • A Real-Life Supergirl - Interview with Natasa Loizou, one of the architects of Argentina’s modern business ecosystem.

Special Features:

  • Digital Banking & Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs)
  • Tax Guide 2024

All this and more in Issue 154 of GOLD magazine, out on Sunday, 21 January.

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