Izmir Metropolitan Municipality welcomes young people who want to participate in the gaming and software industry. The Game Development Center, which was established in line with Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer’s goal of transforming the city into a center of innovation and entrepreneurship, brings together game developers from all over Turkey.
In line with the goal of the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer, to transform the city into a center of innovation and entrepreneurship, Izmir is preparing to play a leading role in the development of the industry. Aiming to make the city a gaming capital, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality offers free game design, program coding, software development, 2D and 3D modeling, and online training for entrepreneurs from all of Turkey. With the Fair Izmir center, game developers have the opportunity to create the game of their dreams.
Hungarian: “We support the youth”
Burak Orkun Macar, Business Development and Strategy Coordinator of İZFAŞ, said, “We held an e-sports festival at Izmir International Fair 2.5 years ago. We noticed that young people have a very great interest in the world of games. We wanted to open this center in order to use this interest in a more innovative way. With the vision of making Izmir a city of innovation, young people are involved in the gaming industry. Kazanwe wants to climb. We allow young people to work comfortably here. We also offer mentoring and coaching support. We support them to create more precious, valuable and innovative works. “
Demirsar: “This will bring zmir to an important point”
Digi Game Startup Studio co-founder Doruk Demirsar said, “First of all, we brought eSports to Izmir. We have seen that there is serious potential in Izmir. We have had various competitions and received very good entries from across the country. As we were thinking about how to make this bigger, the Game Development Center emerged. Work has started here. This is how the idea of bringing Izmir to an important point in the gaming industry was born. To make a game, we first need ideas, but it doesn’t stop at that. With OYGEM, we support them in all of these remaining areas. As a more professional team, we allow the game to come out.
Güler: “We can exchange ideas”
Team Machiavelli’s founding partner, Mehmet Can Güler, said: “This year we have been part of the adventure of creating digital games. One of the most important points is that there are a lot of companies here. We can exchange ideas with each other at different points where we can reflect. Being in this ecosystem makes us all better. This place has the potential to bring the younger generations here, ”he said.
The training lasts 10 weeks
Game Development Center, which has all kinds of hardware, software and equipment that will enable individuals and teams with creative ideas to develop games, offers game developers the comfort of the office and a networking opportunity. With experienced offices where they can test their games, meeting rooms where they can meet investors, and a comfortable office environment, the game development center aims to bring together game developers from all over Turkey. In addition to experienced game developers, OYGEM Academy introduces the industry to enthusiastic young people who want to get started in this industry and offers basic and important training in game development. In the 10-week online trainings, trainers within the OYGEM Academy body; offers free training in many areas such as software, modeling, music and sound effects, game design. The training application form is available on towerizmir.com.