10 days after the launch of Happy Oasis on Facebook, we want to thank everyone who has played, reviewed, provided feedback, or invited their friends to play the game.
So far the response has been very encouraging given that Happy Oasis is still in beta phase. We’ve just passed 100,000 monthly active users. Happy Oasis has been described as FarmVille for the Middle East in Mashable, and has been featured in Forbes, BBC, INC.com and Mashable. We are updating the game with more social features and fixes based on the feedback we’ve been receiving from our players and friends, and based on the usage data we’ve accumulated in the past 10 day.
lots of new interesting and entertaining features are coming up, please stay tuned and keep your feedback coming.
Today marks the launch of our fourth game, Happy Oasis, it is the first farming social game by an Arab developer tailored for the Arab world, bringing a whole new standard of social gaming to the Arab world, with awesome artwork, easy to understand yet addictive game experience, you will certainly get hooked.
All of us at Aranim Games are very excited about the release of Happy Oasis, it took lots of hard work and effort to perfect this game, with this launch we are hoping to bring Arab social game developers up the ladders of worldwide social gaming, and so we chose to launch Happy Oasis in both Arabic and English. Aranim Games will continue to grow and introduce unique and innovative concepts to the world of social games. We sure hope you like Happy Oasis, and please do share with your friends.
we are absolutely thrilled, excited and so proud of Suleiman Bakhit, founder and CEO of Aranim Media Factory and Aranim Games, last night Suleiman was announced a TED Global 2011 Fellow, Suleiman will join the TED community in Edinburgh for TEDGlobal 2011: “The Stuff of Life.”
Suleiman is a Jordanian entrepreneur who has a job every kid -or grownup- would kill to have; he creates comic stories, characters and social games that are inspired by the Middle Eastern culture and heritage, with a superhero edgy spin to them.
Since Suleiman founded Aranim in 2006 it has been producing best selling comic books in the region, selling over 1.2 million copies in 2010 making Aranim the biggest comic book producer in the region, he is now aiming to produce comic books for the global market with his commitment to fight racism and Islamophobia through the creation of historic, mythical and sci-fi super-heroes to convey a more accurate image of Arabs and Muslims to the rest of the world.
Aranim is now a full-fledged media factory committed to providing youth with inspiring role models and bringing positive change to the Middle East through state of the art creative and entertaining media such as comics, animation, social games and film.
Stay tuned to more news and coverage on TED Global
Categories:Amani | Comments:2 | Posted on: March 07 2011
Amani is the helping hand Aranim extends to grant wishes to little kids in need.
Amani -Arabic for “wishes”- is our favorite project here at Aranim, each month we look forward to the day we go buy gifts, prepare the event and drive to King Hussain Cancer Center to surprise little patients with the gifts they wished for.
Suleiman started this project last year, he’d go to KHCC, ask those little patients what they’re wishing for, and the next week he’d do his best to make sure their wishes come true. This year Amani will be officially launched as an initiative by Aranim, and will be introduced in an organized manner to make more children at KHCC happy.
Last week, Amani made four kids very happy when they wished for cars and bikes, and they got what they wished for.
The smile on these children faces is priceless
Khaled driving his new car away..
I can drive you home mommy..
…and our cutie pie and the sweetest little girl in the world Nuha
do you want to be working in the exciting and fast evolving field of game development? would you be interested in working with a team of friendly professionals in a dynamic and casual environment?
then you probably would be happy to know that Aranim Media Factory is hiring! we need PHP Developers, Flash Developers, Graphic Designers and an Office Manager..
Main Responsibilities and Requirements
- Computer Science degree or equivalent.
- Fast learner
- Good research ability
- Good problem solving skills
- Good English language skills
Main Responsibilities and Requirements
- Solid knowledge of OOP concepts and ActionScript 3.
- Knowledge of databases and content management tools.
- Candidates with a strong portfolio of work showing artistic and technical ability.
- Great eye for motion, design, typography.
- Attention to detail, debugging, writing clean code and developing optimized sites.
In an interview with our CEO & founder Suleiman Bakhit with Aramram TV he explains the brilliant mission Aranim Media Factory is carrying out, understanding the need for kids and young adults to have Superhero role model. When the world has Superman and James Bond the Arab world does not have a superhero story that is written by the Arab world, for the Arab world.
The video is in Arabic, so here’s a summary of it in English.
As comic book art is a powerful, exciting and engaging form of storytelling, Suleiman promises to create comics that tell the stories of inspiring great Arab men, normal regular people who were put in harsh situations and were able to overcome challenges and become heroes, armored with their strong will and belief.
Suleiman is on a mission that goes far beyond history; it speaks of the future. Committed to providing the youth with inspiring Arab role models and bring positive change to the Middle East through state of the art creative and entertaining media such as comics, and games, Suleiman wants to convey the true Middle Eastern image of values, principles and morals to the rest of the world.
It hasn’t been long since we released our first Arabic social game “Sultan AlTarab – سلطان الطرب“, but it’s already time to launch our new game “Tribe Wars – صراع القبائل” on Facebook, the game has been in a soft-launch beta version for a few weeks now, and we’ve been receiving excellent feedback.
Tribe Wars is set in ancient Arabia where the land was ruled by tribes, Tribe Wars allows players to form tribes with their friends and to perform missions and win battles against other tribes. Each player has a village to build and collect resources. Tribe Wars allows for great player collaboration to complete missions and to defeat the enemy.
We are very excited about the launch of Tribe Wars, there are lots of new features coming up so stay tuned, and please provide your feedback in the game’s Facebook page or here.
We’re very excited to announce the launch of the first Arabic music challenge game on Facebook; Sultan Tarab, the objective is to listen to a variety of Arabic songs and recognize the song being played, the faster you answer the higher points you get, and so a better ranking you receive. You have a minute to recognize as many songs as you can, if you get 3, 5, and 10 correct answers in a row you enter the bonus round to identify the singer and get extra points.
Sultan Tarab is still in beta version, we are working on lots of fun and interesting features, so stay tuned and enjoy the game. Feel free to post your thoughts, what you like or dislike. We’ll announce more news about our work and social games soon.
For now, put your Arabic music skills to the test and try out Sultan Tarab
In an edition of The Explorer covering entrepreneurship, Aranim’s CEO was interviewed as an example of the ideal demonstration of the power of creativity and importance of community.
It is a new time for Arab youth an era where they will be able to get acquainted and fall in love with positive figures that are from the same culture; heroes that share their name, language and background.
The story line uses a mellow, easy to digest, colorful and animated approach; to deliver a message to the kids in which they can shape the world they live in…
Aranim is also behind Element Zero a successful Facebook game with 25,000 registered users that gets 2 million page impressions a month.