Turkey: Partner Country of Gamescom 2016!
Gamescom, Europe’s largest trade fair and event highlight for computer and video games, which is staged in Köln-Germany every year in Koelnmesse, trade fair halls and exhibition center with an area of 284,000 m², is being held on 17-21 August this year. Not only the gaming fan visitors, but also game producers, professionals of gaming industry and investors are attending to the fair which Turkey will bring honor to as the partner country.

Besides, Turkey’s outstanding studios, with the support and incentives provided for game developers by governmental institutes and NGO’s (non-governmental institution) such as Ministry of Economy, Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), Turkish Electro Technology (TET) and Ankara Development Agency, many independent studios will also be taking part in Gamescom 2016 with their own stands on the enormous area of 700 m² allocated for Turkey.

Indies showed impressive performance in E-Game Show.
In 2-5 June, Game lovers has been hosted in Second E-Game Show with the motto of “Secret of the life are hidden in the game” in Ankara. Fair has been supported by Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ankara Chamber of Industry, Ankara Development Agency, Small and Medium Industry Development Organization, Havelsan, Turkish Game Developers Association, ODTU TEKNOKENT, Hacettepe Technopolis, Animation Technologies and Game Developers Center, Turkish Informatics Chambers. Also, with the support of some big companies like Taleworlds, Riot Games and Red Bull and Ankara Development Agency, indie companies had a chance to demonstrate their games. Ankara Development Agency gave free entrances to many game companies in order to underline the importance of games sector in the development of Ankara. In fair, game lovers also have been hosted with Turkish games sector panels, e-sport tournaments and cosplay competitions.
Good news to Game Developers from Gaming İstanbul
Second Gaming İstanbul Fair, which will be held again in İstanbul Congresium Center, will give free admission to game developers like last year. Indie groups who meet the eligibility requirements, can come together with potential business partners and fair visitors for four days. Selected developers will receive B2B application, registration to Pitch & Match and free entrance to B2B meeting zone.

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