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2013 TIGA Games Industry Awards finalists: SCEE’s Wonderbook studio leads the way - Edge

Oct 14 ,2013 by Quirkat
  SCEE’s London Studio, the developer behind Wonderbook, leads the way in this year’s TIGA Games Industry Awards with a total of seven nominations.   SFB Games, developer of Detective Grimoire and Haunt The House: Terrortown gets six nominations, while F

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Pro Foosball Review (PS3) - The Sixth Axis

Oct 10 ,2013 by Quirkat
“Can’t you just pretend you’re the other team?” said my 6 year old daughter, following up with “I can’t watch,” as she hid her face. Luckily for her the final own goal to gift my opponent victory took place as she cringed behind the safety of her cushion. &nb

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Pro Foosball Review: Quirkat delivers foosball fun - PSU

Sep 30 ,2013 by Quirkat
Indie game developer Quirkat has brought foosball to the PlayStation Network in an attempt to popularize the tabletop game on PlayStation 3 as it has been in arcades, pubs, and clubs for generations. The result is a fun and often quirky gaming experience. While holding to t

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Pro Foosball Review - PlayStation Ramble

Jun 05 ,2013 by Quirkat
Stretch out those arms, limber up those wrists because it’s time to play Pro Foosball from the developers Quirkat.  First thing I need to mention is that this game is meant to be played using the Move controller to get the full experience which unfortunately I don’t ow

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The dream of virtual foosball is alive and well...in Jordan - Kill Screen

Apr 01 ,2013 by Quirkat
  Stateside, a good game of foosball can be hard to come by. If you manage to find a table, it'll probably be tucked in the corner of a dive bar, in a sad state of disuse, the miniature wooden ballers suspended at diagonal angles, the football lost. The only footz

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Pro Foosball - JeuxVideo-World

Mar 29 ,2013 by Quirkat
  Cela ne surprendra personne, si le football ne manque pas de jeux vidéo, le baby-foot lui, fait l'objet d'un évènement lorsqu'il est question d'un jeu sur celui-ci. C'était le cas lors de la sortie de Foosball 2012 l'an dernier. La concurrence n'a pas t

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Tired of Guitar Hero? Try Quirkat's New Game for Oud - Wamda

Mar 26 ,2013 by Quirkat
So you've gotten good at Guitar Hero? How would you fare on oud or tabla? For those who want to duke it out with friends over more classical fare, Quirkat has updated its Al-Moosiqar games with a new iPad version that lets users try their hand at playing traditional son

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Play to the rhythm of the Award Winning ‘Al-Moosiqar’ - Develop

Mar 13 ,2013 by Quirkat
(The Musician) out now on iPad   Quirkat™ announced the launch of its newest iPad game‘Al-Moosiqar’, which stands for‘The Musician’ in Arabic. The game was first launched in 2009 online, followed by a very successful mobile release where it won the Judge’

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Pro Foosball dev Quirkat opens London studio - Develop

Mar 05 ,2013 by Quirkat
Jordanian developer behind PSN table football game expands to Europe   Quirkat, the Jordanian developer and creator of Pro Foosball, is to open a London office to spearhead its expansion into Europe.   Quirkat was formed in 2004 by Mahmoud Khasawneh and

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Quirkat opening London development studio - Games Industry

Mar 05 ,2013 by Quirkat
Jordanian outfit expands into Tech City after Foosball success Jordanian studio Quirkat is opening a new development base in London's Tech City to capitalise on the success of its Pro Foosball title for PSN.   The new office will initially home four developers

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Quirkat Arrives in London and goes Global with Latest Release - Gamasutra

Mar 05 ,2013 by Quirkat
Quirkat, the Jordanian based developer, has announced the opening of a London Studio following the recent launch of Pro Foosball, which has propelled the company onto the global stage.   Established in 2004, the company has created a strong catalogue of regionally re

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Foosball with Quirkat - Tempo Planet

Mar 04 ,2013 by Quirkat
Friends of Game Hedz, Quirkat, one of the region’s premiere local game developers, have a new joint: Pro Foosball.   Yes, no more clunky tables taking up space in your den or office place. You can take out work frustrations digitally – and it doesn’t have to be

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Quirkat's New PS3 Game Brings Foosball to Your Living Room - Wamda

Mar 03 ,2013 by Quirkat
Jordanian game development studio Quirkat recently launched Pro Foosball for the PlayStation 3. With this title, Quirkat is looking to target players of all ages, providing a timeless game for those who may not have space for a foosball table in their home.   “Ev

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No tents, no camels - Prospect Blog

Mar 01 ,2013 by Quirkat
On 27th January, President Mohamed Morsi declared a “state of emergency” in three of Egypt’s canal cities. The next day, on the two year anniversary of the “day of rage” which saw some of the fiercest fighting of the revolution, the mood was tense. Deadly clashe

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Pro Foosball Released Today - PlayStation Ramble

Feb 20 ,2013 by Quirkat
Pro Foosball, developed by Quirkat, is a must have for those who like Foosball (or table football as we call it in the real world).   The game offers you 3 game modes.  Firstly, “Kickabout” is a multiplayer mode that allows play with up to 4 friends online which

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Quirkat releases Pro Foosball, a PSN downloadable game - Casual Connect

Feb 20 ,2013 by Quirkat
Quirkat announced the release of Pro Foosball, a PSN downloadable game that accurately and realistically brings the fun and excitement of a foosball table experience straight to the player’s living room.   The game offers three modes of play: Kickabout for a quic

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لعبة عربية قادمة يوم الأربعاء Pro Foosball - Z-Pad

Feb 20 ,2013 by Quirkat
لعبة Pro Foosball او بمصطلحنا (فريره) قادمة اليوم الأربعاء الموافق 25 ربيع الثاني على متجر البلايستيشن 3 وستكون بسعر  €4.99 أي ما يعادل 25 ريال. و اللعبة من تطوي

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Pro Foosball Coming to PS3 in EU on February 20th - PSN Stores

Feb 12 ,2013 by Quirkat
Quirkat, the developers behind Word Blocked on PlayStation Mobile, announced their first PSN game today Pro Foosball will be heading to the EU region on the 20th of this month for just €3.99/£3.19. (We don’t have any word currently on a US release at this time.) Just a

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Pro Foosball kicks off on PlayStation 3 this month - PlayStation Blog

Feb 12 ,2013 by Quirkat
    A foosball table is one of those things that I’ve always wanted to own at home, but it’s almost never practical enough to do so! Which is why we thought we’d bring the same level of fun and excitement right to your TV screens with the release of o

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Word Blocked Review: The Multidimensional Boggle - PSP Minis

Dec 17 ,2012 by Quirkat
Quirkat is best known for their ultra-niche set of card games for the Minis program, the Basha card games which I extensively studied and learned how to play. They are good and interesting card games but definitely not for those who lack patience and perseverance. If you a

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Jordan's Quirkat Releases First Game from the Arab World for PlayStation Mobile - Wamda

Dec 17 ,2012 by Quirkat
Alongside PlayStation’s recent launch of PlayStation Mobile (PSM), Jordanian gaming startup Quirkat recently released a new game, Word Blocked.   The new title is a word-search game that revolves around a cube of letters that can be twisted and turned to make wor

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Quirkat's 'Word Blocked' Now Available on PlayStation Mobile - IGN

Oct 09 ,2012 by Quirkat
Jordan-based indie studio releases its new word twister on PS Vita and PlayStation Mobile for $1.99   Middle East-based indie studio Quirkat announced that it's newest title, Word Blocked, has been included in the International launch lineup for PlayStation Mobile.

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Quirkat’s “Word Blocked” Live on PlayStation®Mobile - Gamasutra

Oct 08 ,2012 by Quirkat
As PlayStation Mobile went live on October 3rd across the globe, Quirkat is excited to announce that its game, Word Blocked, has been included in the international launch lineup.   Word Blocked is a word search game with a twist, quite literally. The game revolves

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The Ultimate PlayStation Mobile Launch Game Guide - Kotaku

Oct 05 ,2012 by Quirkat
Earlier this week Sony unleashed 20 (mostly) new games on PlayStation Mobile, the new indie game delivery platform for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Certified devices. That's a lot of games to take in all at once, so we did it for you.   We played every ga

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PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Word Blocked - PSNSTORES

Oct 04 ,2012 by Quirkat
We already talked about one word puzzle game from the PlayStation Mobile launch when Nick did his Q/A about Underline. I had the chance to ask Quirkat some questions about Word Blocked and the process of getting the game up on PSM   Q: First of all what can you tell

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Welcome To PlayStation Mobile

Oct 03 ,2012 by Quirkat
  Good news everyone. PlayStation Mobile goes live today, delivering exciting bite-sized content, including games, to both PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Certified devices through PlayStation Store. PlayStation Mobile offers an enticing entry point into the Pla

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Women and Gaming in the Middle East - Wamda

Jun 26 ,2012 by Quirkat
  In April 2012, 1600 women gathered in Saudi Arabia for the second annual all-female Gaming Convention. “There was huge demand and many said they wished the exhibition would be extended,” says Tasneem Salim, the convention’s organizer. Feeling neglected by the

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Quirkat releases Zonkt!, an arcade iPad game - Casual Connect

Mar 25 ,2012 by Quirkat
Save the gabloos from their ill-fated journey in Zonkt!   March 22-Quirkat announced the release of its newest addition to their iPad games portfolio: Zonkt!. It is a fast-action arcade game where the player’s goal is to save the adorable gabloos. It opens up

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Making a Play for Video Gamers - The New York Times/International Herald Tribune

Jan 04 ,2012 by Quirkat
It took Abdulrahman al-Zanki, then 14, a few weeks to develop his first game, Yellow Taxi, and upload it to Apple iTunes in 2010, learning from written instructions between school hours and homework. Since then, the Kuwaiti teenager has created 22 more iPhone games in le

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Gaming industry needs more local talent to retain regional edge - Jordan Times

Nov 27 ,2011 by Quirkat
DEAD SEA - With Jordanian companies developing 70 per cent of the Arab world’s online and mobile games, industry leaders on Saturday said well-trained IT university graduates are crucial to further growth in the sector.   Predicting a boom in the local and regiona

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Quirkat Releases MENA Speed, a Game for Car Lovers - Wamda

Nov 17 ,2011 by Quirkat
by Nina Curley, November 16, 2011 Jordanian video game developer Quirkat has announced the release of a new game for the Sony PlayStation Network, called MENA Speed (Sur3a).   The game, which can be played in both Arabic and English on Sony’s Minis p

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MENA Speed adds to Quirkat's repertoire of PSN titles - Gamasutra

Nov 16 ,2011 by Quirkat
Dubai, November 2011   Quirkat, the Middle East's leading video games developer today announced the release of its latest title for the Sony PlayStation Network, MENA Speed. Playable in English as well as Arabic, this minis title is a game of speed and strategy as th

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Digital games play well in the Middle East - The National

Nov 15 ,2011 by Quirkat
  Sales of digital games such as Angry Birds are forecast to soar to US$3.2 billion (Dh11.75bn) in the Middle East and Africa, partly due to the high smartphone use in countries such as the UAE.   Digital games include those downloaded or stre

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Abu Dhabi wants to be a video gaming hub for the Gulf - The National

Nov 15 ,2011 by Quirkat
The geeks are coming to the capital as three video-game publishers aim to set up in the emirate this year. Arabs adore playing and Abu Dhabi wants to be a gaming hub for the region. To nurture the industry, a 'gaming academy' is being planned by the twofour54 media centre.

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Mena Speed pour PSP et PS3, le jeu de courses qui vient de Dubaï - Pockett.net

Nov 09 ,2011 by Quirkat
  Il y a quelques semaines, nous vous avons proposé une interview d'Abou Dabi, puisque l'Emirat s'est lancé dans l'édition de jeux mobiles. Il existe également un éditeur dans l'émirat voisin de Dubaï, Quirkat, actif notamment sur PlayStation 3 et PSP. Son stud

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Play from our culture - Arab News

Aug 03 ,2011 by Quirkat
By MOLOUK Y. BA-ISA   The Middle East is in the grip of a heat wave. So to while away those hot Ramadan nights, Quirkat has just released its new game, Tawle. "The game is basically the three most popular versions of backgammon in our region: Sheish Beish, 31 and

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A Champions’ Final as Quirkat’s EuroScorers Fantasy Football Game Successfully Concludes its Second Tournament - Gamasutra

Jun 30 ,2011 by Quirkat
  ‘EuroScorers achieved more than its targeted 50,000 users with friends playing against each other from 180 countries.’ said Mahmoud Ali Khasawneh, Quirkat’s CEO. “Fantasy sports games are a worldwide phenomenon; with millions of players betting their knowled

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An economic outlook for the Middle East - Al Jazeera

Apr 30 ,2011 by Quirkat
Our co-founder and CTO Candide Kirk's interview starting at minute 21:30 regarding the PlayStation Network security breach.   As the region is facing political and social change, what does the economic future look like in times of uncertainty?

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Quirkat: The Epicentre of Mid East Gaming - GameHedz

Apr 29 ,2011 by Quirkat
  Established in 2004 with headquarters in the UAE and studios in Amman, Jordan, Quirkat is making a name for itself and Middle East gaming. This abbreviated version of this Game Hedz interview can be read in the bigger, awesomer Tempo Magazine's May issue. Thanks t

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"If you can kick it, drive it or shoot it, people will play it here": video games in the Middle East - NewStatesman

Apr 26 ,2011 by Quirkat
  An interview with Jordan-based game developer Candide Kirk. Political messages: A Lebanese boy plays Special Force 2, a game which dramatises the Israel-Lebanon war of 2006. Photo: Getty Images Shamefully, I rarely think about what life is like for non-Wes

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(Al-Ghad) كيركات: شركة ألعاب الكترونية تضع الأردن على خريطة التميز في المجال الصناعي

Apr 13 ,2011 by Quirkat
جائزة رواد الأعمال عمان – عندما يشتري الشباب ألعابا إلكترونية، فإن آخر ما يخطر ببالهم هو الشركة المصنعة، أو طريقة وصول هذه اللعبة إلى السوق، وهو الأم

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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Jordan Times

Apr 03 ,2011 by Quirkat
  

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If You Want To Kick The Crap Out Of The US, Go After The Arabic Market - Business Insider

Mar 30 ,2011 by Quirkat
Dylan Collins I spent some time in China earlier this year talking with online games companies and looking at the market in more detail. Blunt assessment: if you’re not Chinese, you can forget about competing in their domestic market.  

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Bridging Cultures Through Gaming - IGDA newsletter

Mar 27 ,2011 by Quirkat
By Candide Kirk   It’s an exciting time to be living in the Middle East. The start of 2011 has seen the rising tide of change sweep across Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen, with more and more young people determined to take charge of their fate in a pe

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【GDC2011】中東諸国のゲーム市場の現状と課題・・・いずれは成長市場に? - Inside Games

Mar 23 ,2011 by Quirkat
2月28日、ローカリゼーションサミットの最後を締めくくる講演では、Corbomite GamesのCEOであるオデド•シャロン(Oded Sharon)氏とquirkatのCEOであるマフマド•アリ(Mahmoud Ali)氏によって「Games Markets in the Middl

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Quirkat to develop games for the Middle East market - VentureBeat

Mar 17 ,2011 by Quirkat
The Middle East has been pretty much off the map when it comes to making video games. But a small Dubai-based start-up called Quirkat would like to change that. The company’s very existence is a nod to the globalization of the video game business. In a time when web

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Untapped Opportunity: Exploring the Arab Video Game Market - Mashable

Mar 05 ,2011 by Quirkat
Mahmoud Khasawneh is the founder and CEO of Quirkat, a games development company based in the UAE with studios in Jordan. He is also the IGDA Middle East Chapter Leader. As the games industry in the Middle East has grown and evolved over the past decade, video game deve

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Software and content in the Arab world: Moving beyond infancy - BetaNews

Mar 01 ,2011 by Quirkat
In the late 90′s, India, Israel, and Ireland (often called the “three i’s”) grew from having unremarkable software industries into major software exporting nations. According to the Taxonomy of New Software exporting Nations by Erran Carmel in 2003, they went fr

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Quirkat CEO Speaks About the State of Gaming in the Middle East - Forbes

Feb 28 ,2011 by Quirkat
By PAUL TASSI   When you think of a nation with a large population of gamers, what image comes to mind? Hundreds of thousands of kids in American running home to play Call of Duty after school? Patrons flocking to internet cafes in South Korea to play Starcraft? O

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PlayStation Complements Gulf Gamers with Arabian-Themed Games - PC Magazine

Feb 14 ,2011 by Quirkat
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and PlayStation Division, Sony Gulf FZE, today announced the launch of the Basha Collection of card games (Basha Baloot, Trix and Tarneeb) available for download through the PlayStation Network for both PSP and PS3 games systems

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Quirkat deals new hand for Sony PlayStation - The National

Dec 06 ,2010 by Quirkat
A Jordanian developer is the first company in the Middle East to publish a video game for the Sony PlayStation. Quirkat, a developer based in Amman, will release the Basha Collection, a series of Arabic card games, such as Tarneeb and Baloot. The games will cost from US$

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In a league of their own - Arab News

Jun 16 ,2010 by Quirkat
Just six hours daily can be filled with 2010 FIFA World Cup matches. That means there’s still plenty of time left to play Quirkat’s Fantasy Football on Facebook. The game aims to break barriers across Arabic, English and French speaking markets with a shared love of

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Quirkat launches Facebook World Cup 2010 fantasy football game - ITP

Jun 10 ,2010 by Quirkat
Middle East games developer Quirkat has announced the launch of a fantasy football World Cup 2010 game on Facebook.   The Quirkat Fantasy Football World Cup 2010 application, which is available in Arabic, English and French, includes all of the usual features found

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Middle East games development studio Quirkat launches new product - AME Info

Jun 09 ,2010 by Quirkat
Leading Middle East games development studio, Quirkat today announced the launch of its newest online 'Fantasy Football' game. The game was developed exclusively for the Facebook platform and can be played in Arabic, English or French.   Gam

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Play Arabic Fantasy Football on Facebook - The Next Web

Jun 06 ,2010 by Quirkat
Quirkat the Amman based online gaming development studio has launched it’s first facebook fantasy game that you can now play in Arabic, English or French called Quirkat Fantasy World Cup 2010. Fantasy Games have been getting increasingly popular on Facebook with games

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Mastering the prince of instruments - Arab News

Sep 22 ,2009 by Quirkat
A MELODY: In Al-Moosiqar, the player controls the Musician’s movements to play back Oud selections. Do you think you have the talent of Mohamed El-Qasabgi or Farid Al-Atrash? Or perhaps you limit yourself to putting on virtuoso performance

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Quirkat launches ‘Al-Moosiqar’ - The Star

Sep 14 ,2009 by Quirkat
Leading Middle East games development studio, Quirkat today announced the launch of its newest online game ‘Al-Moosiqar’ (The Musician). Al-Moosiqar is available exclusively on the company’s premium online Arabic/English Games Portal, Fuzztak, (www.fuzztak.com).‘

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Al-Moosiqar – Lute Hero For Your Browser - Geeks.co.uk

Sep 07 ,2009 by Quirkat
  Played for free via Fuzztak The latest online game from Middle Eastern developer Quirkat is an Arabian take on the Guitar Hero formula which replaces the Les Paul Gibson with an oud – better known in the west as the humble lute. Al-Moosiqar – the Musician

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Quirkat adds to its repertoire of Arab games - ITP

Sep 07 ,2009 by Quirkat
Dubai-based game developers Quirkat have released a new online music game that reflects its commitment to creating games that are relevant to the Arab world.   Al-Moosiqar (The Musician) sees gamers can take on the role of a musician and play the historical Oud

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Quirkat playing to an Arabic tune Al-Moosiqar game released exclusively on Fuzztak - Casual Connect

Sep 06 ,2009 by Quirkat
Leading Middle East games development studio, Quirkat ™ today announced the launch of its newest online game ‘Al-Moosiqar’ (The Musician). Al-Moosiqar is available exclusively on the company’s premium online Arabic/English Games Portal, Fuzztak™, (www.

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Quirkat Launches New Music Playing Game ‘Al-Moosiqar’ - StartUpArabia

Sep 06 ,2009 by Quirkat
Quirkat, the Middle Eastern game development studio announced today the launch of its newest online game ‘Al-Moosiqar’ (The Musician), through the company’s online Arabic/English Games Portal, Fuzztak.   ‘The Musician’ offers players the chance to reconne

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Arabian Lords targets Middle Eastern gamers - Springwise

Nov 19 ,2007 by Quirkat
One of the first lessons in Entrepreneurship 101 is to find an underserved market and serve it, and that's just what BreakAway Games and Quirkat have done with their Arabian Lords PC video game. Inspired by the rise of Islam between the 7th and 13th centuries, Arabian

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Lords of Arabic games - Arabian Business

Sep 18 ,2007 by Quirkat
The end of August saw the launch of Arabian Lords, the first ever real time strategy PC game based during the period of the rise of Islam. The game was developed in partnership by UAE- and Jordan-based Quirkat and US-based BreakAway Games. The bilingual game puts the pla

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Lords of Arabic games - ITP

Sep 18 ,2007 by Quirkat
The end of August saw the launch of Arabian Lords, the first ever real time strategy PC game based during the period of the rise of Islam. The game was developed in partnership by UAE- and Jordan-based Quirkat and US-based BreakAway Games. The bilingual game puts the p

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World's first bi-lingual Arab strategy game - Arabian Lords - debuts in the Middle East - AME Info

Aug 30 ,2007 by Quirkat
BreakAway Games, a globally renowned developer of entertainment and award winning games and Quirkat; the Middle East's leading video gaming brand announced the debut of Arabian Lords, a bilingual, personal computer (PC) strategy game inspired by Islamic history during t

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