This week in Episode 41 I have the remaining parts of the interview with Ivan Filletti of GamingMalta and Timothy Bendt of Tamatem Games. Both are the seconds parts of conversations I had earlier this month. Ivan is telling why gaming studios should land in Malta and Timothy is giving us a look inside his publishing company that is focussing on the Middle East.
The episode 39 and episode 40 have both first parts of their interviews. I got realy some interesting feedback on Malta and MENA. One fun example is that Pascal Claryssebecame more convinced to bring his studio Big Karma to Malta.
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GamingMalta is an independent non-profit foundation set up by the Government of Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).
Tasked with the remit of promoting Malta as a centre of excellence in the digital and remote gaming sector globally, it is also responsible for liaising with the local relevant authorities to improve Malta’s attractiveness as a jurisdiction and enhance the ecosystem surrounding the gaming industry.
GamingMalta primarily aims to: Promote Malta as the world’s premier online gaming jurisdiction and a centre of excellence and raise Malta’s profile as a quality jurisdiction for the licensing and regulation of gaming companies, both locally and internationally.
Ivan Filletti is the Chief Operations Officer for the Gaming Malta Foundation. Prior to joining GamingMalta, Ivan was CEO for advertising agency, TBWA/ANG across both Malta and Greece.
Tamatem is the leading mobile games publisher in the MENA market. Tamatem’s HQ is in Amman, Jordan.
The company works hand-in-hand with international studios and developers, to localize and make their games culturally relevant for the Arab gamer. They are entirely focused on serving Arab smartphone users with games tailored for the language and culture of the region.
Timothy Bendt is Chief Growth Officer of Tamatem Games.
Reinout is a games investor and strategic business consultant specializing in the games industry. Reinout established his credentials through his own successful investments, start-ups, consulting and (advisory) board positions that led through time to strong bonds with key stakeholders in this fast paced industry. He is known for his outstanding results in the gaming industry. He has worked with many game studios around the globe and is therefore well known in the international gaming industry.
With over 20+ years of experience, well known publishers, AAA+ game developers, serial gaming entrepreneurs and management teams of gaming corporations consult him on matters that behold financial, technical, operational, strategic and commercial.
I am observing and overseeing several boards of gaming companies. My trademark is to listen, strategize and give feedback to the stakeholders involved. I also represent management/founders towards shareholders and vice versa.