The official partner country of this year’s Gamescom expo, Turkey, is enjoying widespread praise and attention since the opening of the show thanks to its massive stand area measuring over 500 square meters in Hall 3.2 – Booth D-012. Created with the contributions of the Game Developers Association of Turkey (TOGED), ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, and Turkish Electro Technology (TET), Turkey booth hosts leading video game and software companies, as well as independent developers.
The Turkey Loves Indies campaign, which launched earlier this week as part of Turkey’s extensive support for independent developers, is emphasised as a key focus for the country. The campaign’s goal is to inform all independent developers about the support provided for game developers by the Turkish government, and has been well-received by both international press and trade visitors.
As part of its partnership with Gamescom, Turkey has chosen to underline video games as a medium that brings together differing people and cultures. Thanks to this unifying message, attending Turkish companies are drawing the attention of press and investors from around the world. Taleworlds Entertainment is leading the charge with its Mount & Blade series, which boasts millions of fans the world over, and the latest addition to the series, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, is available to try out at the studio’s specially-designed booth.
Other heavy hitters at the Turkish stand include Gram Games, popular globally among mobile gamers thanks to addictive title 1010!, Panteon, developers of MoBu and Legendary Team, both of which won many awards 2015 Kristal Piksel Video Game Awards, No70 Games and their recently greenlit horror game No:70, Mildmania, famous for their Apple Store hits such as Darklings and Rop, and Hologram, a company that has put out great work in VR. Also in the Turkish booth are Simsoft, Game Looper, DIGITOY GAMES, GamePro, Kodobur, Magiclab, UDO Games, and Reality Arts. Providing various support for game developers since 2008, ATOM is an important part of the Turkish pavilion. The pre-incubation center has created more than 2 million dollars’ worth of export with 400 games, and is proud to see 12 games it helped create being showcased at the country booth.
When it comes to Turkish game localization and/or voiceover, Melodika and Stüdyo 23 are the first two companies that come to mind, and these first-time members of the Turkey booth are also gaining a lot of attention from international developers. There are also familiar names from last year’s Gamescom. Famous local online payment provider PaybyMe is once again a part of the country booth, along with GIST, which received much credit for the gaming expo it organized last February.
The owner of Turkey’s leading gaming channel and magazine Oyungezer, and the only gaming oriented digital agency that offers 360 degrees customized solutions for the gaming industry, setimedia will also be at the Turkish stand. Conn, a manufacturer of customized liquid cooled gaming and performance PCs, is also among the many exhibitors.
The leading technology and software companies of Turkey such as ODTU TEKNOKENT, Sanlab and STRS TEKNOLOJİ are proudly displaying Turkey’s level of advancement and the abundant opportunities it offers at Hall 3.2 – Booth D-012 to foreign investors and press members.