The Jordan Gaming Lab and The App Challenge Program—are two visionary initiatives that have played a crucial role in reshaping Jordan’s mobile game development landscape. These programs have not only impacted the growth of the industry within Jordan but have also had a regional-scale impact.

The Jordan Gaming Lab, established in 2011 with the support of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein through the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), is a dynamic workspace uniquely tailored to meet the distinct needs of aspiring game developers and companies. With branches in six different cities across Jordan, the Gaming Lab aims to nurture and cultivate the talents of young Jordanians, transforming their visionary game projects into tangible reality. It achieves this by providing them free access to state-of-the-art development tools, immersive workshops, and grants that can reach up to $15,000. Through its comprehensive support system, the Jordan Gaming Lab is empowering the next generation of game developers and fuelling innovation in the gaming industry.


The App Challenge Program is the crown jewel of capacity-building initiatives in Jordan for Game Development. Tailored specifically for students aged 14 to 16, it is a comprehensive school program designed to equip young minds with the essential skills and knowledge required for mobile game development. Beyond imparting technical expertise, the program fosters creativity and innovation, preparing students for a promising future in the dynamic world of game design.

Through 15 successful cycles, The App Challenge Program has extended an astonishing 5849 direct and indirect opportunities to students. This initiative has enriched the lives of its participants and played a pivotal role in driving the growth and vitality of Jordan’s digital gaming sector.

Since 2011, the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) has chosen Maysalward as its trusted technical partner for the execution of these transformative programs. Founded in 2003, Maysalward proudly is the first mobile game studio in the MENA region.

At the Jordan Gaming Lab and The App Challenge Program, we are dedicated to fostering innovation, nurturing creativity, and unlocking the limitless potential within young Jordanian talents. Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to shape the future of mobile game development in Jordan and beyond.

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