With international sanctions lifted, a burgeoning industry looks beyond its domestic market of 20 million gamers.
How economic sanctions and piracy shape how people in Iran make and play games.
The Iranian video game industry, shaped around piracy and economic sanctions, is slowly growing
Last week I found myself in a back row of one of Gamescom's business hall with a few minutes to kill. Turning a corner I discovered a sizeable booth set up to showcase the computer and video games of Iran.
Video game enthusiasts around the world can purchase the new Iranian computer game “Shaban” online. The game is available on the website of Big Fish Games, a U.S. provider of Internet media delivery software and game services.