We’re the founders, editors, and staff of Donya ye Bazi (Dbazi.com), Iran’s first official video gaming magazine. We’re here to take your questions on Iran’s gaming industry, gamers in Iran, and more!
Taking part in the AMA today are:
Ali Fakhar Owner of Dbazi u/alifakhar
He is also the head of PR of national foundation of videogames of Iran. He has the experience of working in Iran videogame media and industry for over 10 years. Recently he really loves playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 and he tweets about it almost all the time!
Sina Kiarostami Staff Writer u/Sina_Kiarostami
He has worked with us for 3 years now and has developed a mobile game which has over 50,000 active downloads in Cafe Bazaar (Iranian mobile game and app market). He is working on his new project named The Cayve with Tarokh _T which is going to be a different Metroidvania Lovecraft game. Recently he is enjoying his time with Inside and God of War (PS4).
Tarokh Tarhandeh Executive Editor of Dbazi u/Tarokh_T
It's been 2 years that he is working as the executive editor of Dbazi and it's been 3 years since he joined them. He’s also working as a freelance writer with national foundation of videogames of Iran for one year, and he has the experience of working in the videogame media of Iran for 8 years. Recently, he is playing AC Odyssey in as much as he can. He is a AC and Ubisoft fan by heart.
We must say there are some rules in Iran for any media and publication like any other countries that every writer should know about them. If we want to talk about the press freedom, we should say that for example we can ask any questions and challenging questions from most of the authorities in press conferences, but surely we cannot compare the press freedom in Iran to the one in the US.
And about the challenges of publishing a video gaming magazine here, we must say that the biggest challenge is the financial or budget-oriented challenge in printing and publishing the hard copy magazines. But on the other hand, we have a lot of online video game websites and media.