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Ahmad Jadallah's Blog


An MBA graduate from the American University in Dubai, Ahmad is the Director of Development at Semaphore Studios in Riyadh, overseeing the production of games, multimedia and virtual reality projects for Mobile, Desktop and Next-Gen Consoles.


He won the 2002 "Young Entrepreneur" award by Arabian Business Magazine which was presented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in addition to ten other local, regional and international awards.


Ahmad is a regular speaker and advocate of local game development at universities and exhibitions, and he served as an advisory board member for the Dubai World Game Expo.


Worked for three years at Vertex Studios in Dubai as the Technical Manager and Lead Game Designer of several game titles ranging from casual to action adventure utilizing CryEngine 2 and 3, Unity 3D and Unreal Engine 4.


Ahmad's early portfolio included the production of an award winning web browser titled "Yahadi Browser" which captured the attention of numerous media channels including TV, Radio and Newspapers locally and internationally such as (BBC World, CNBC Arabia and Dubai TV).


His latest work is writing and directing the studio's recently released flagship title named "Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta" (



Twitter: @AhmadJadallah




Ahmad Jadallah's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2017 - 10:29]

Interesting read r n r ...

Interesting read r n r nHowever, I see that Steam Spy is reporting 164,000 owners of the game. How did that happen Are they sales or is there a bug or something

Comment In: [News - 10/07/2016 - 10:16]

If Naughty Dog has stupid ...

If Naughty Dog has stupid management then I honestly don 't know who is considered sane management. r n r nI wonder if this situation has changed for her at Visceral Games.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/02/2016 - 08:44]

Hey everyone, r n r ...

Hey everyone, r n r nCan you kindly provide me with feedback on the trailer for my current project Badiya which is a survival RPG set in an infinite procedural open world in the desert post WW1: r n v A v0QWX2fEA r n r nHaving read the article I ...

Comment In: [News - 02/08/2016 - 08:14]

I wonder why they never ...

I wonder why they never delivered their videos in 1080P, if storage was an issue they could have used Youtube for that. Watching 720P videos even back in 2012 was pushing it.

Comment In: [News - 10/16/2015 - 10:39]

And the Middle East : ...

And the Middle East : Lots of Nintendo fans here.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/04/2015 - 02:11]

A lot of story driven ...

A lot of story driven games take time to reach their peak, the game will start to get interesting in later levels where all systems are in place That 's why developers do a vertical slice from the middle of the game . It is not realistic to expect players ...