Reine Abbas is one of the first female game designers in the Middle East and the first to be a founder of a game company. She is the COO and Co-founder of Wixel Studios, the first independent gaming company in Lebanon and one of the first in the MENA region. She is also the CEO and founder of Spica Tech, one of the few gaming academies in the region. Abbas’s work has been recognised around the world and she has won many awards, including the Women in Technology Award 2010, the WOW award for artistic expressions 2013 at the 6th New Arab Woman Forum, Inc.com’s five most powerful women in gaming in 2013, one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in both 2014 and 2015 as selected by ArabianBusiness.com, she was the winner of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Region competition 2017, MENA Region winner in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards of 2019. In 2019, she also won the Best Animation award at the ARFF Paris International Awards for her music video “Right Now”.
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