Within the scope of the ENHANCER Project, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) under the coordination of the General Directorate of Development Agencies of the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey, on 9th December Gaming Ecosystem event was held in Istanbul Office.

The Gamin Hackathon organized on April 28-30, 2023 as part of the ENHANCER Project brought together 150 Syrian and Turkish citizens interested in digital games, creative and innovative games, and establishing collaborations and social networks in the gaming industry.

Game Hackathon winners had the opportunity to meet investors by presenting their projects at ICMPD’s Istanbul office at the December 9 Gaming Ecosystem event.

The event, which started with the opening speech of ICMPD Entrepreneurship Component Manager Deniz Karcı Korfalı, continued with the speeches of Gaming in Turkey Founder Ozan Aydemir, YTÜ Yıldız Teknopark Entrepreneurship Programs Manager Bahadır Akçeşme, StartupCentrum Co-Founder Nizamettin Sami Harputlu and Unipoly Games General Manager Saltukhan Gülşen on the Investment Ecosystem in the Gaming Sector.

After valuable speeches about investments in the gaming industry, Gameflakes CEO Muhammad Dayoub and BlockGate co-founders Nihat Yılmaz Şimşek and Fatih Yıldırım took the stage with their inspiring speeches.

A total of more than 30 Turkish and Syrian existing and potential entrepreneurs participated in the Gaming Ecosystem event, which aims to encourage the production of new and unique ideas for game development. Our participants were in contact with leading figures in the gaming industry throughout the event and had the chance to establish valuable connections that could lead to future collaborations or business opportunities.

  • Deniz Karcı Korfalı (Entrepreneurship Component Lead, ICMPD – ENHANCER Project)
  •  Nizamettin Sami Harputlu (Co-Founder, StartupCentrum)
  •  Ozan Aydemir (Founder, Gaming in Turkey)
  • Bahadır Akçeşme (Entrepreneurship Programs Manager, YTU Yıldız Teknopark))
  • Saltukhan Gulsen (General Manager, Unipoly Games)
  • Muhammad Dayoub (CEO, Gameflakes)
  • Nihat Yılmaz Şimşek and Fatih Yıldırım (Co-Founder, BlockGate)
  • Gaming Bug – ‘’Ahoy!’’ (Ali Burak Ak, Hazar Şaliş, Kaan Altay)
  • Archaic Game Studio – ‘’Lost in Art: A Miniature Realm’’ (Berfin Özge Yakar, Merve Nur Sağlık)
  • Diabolical Studios – ‘’Bozo Brawl’’ (Berkin Cemal Paker, Doruk Şaşmaz, Emre Çelikler, Jülide İsa, Lal Şevval Koyuncu)
  • Bosphorus Games – ‘’Mythical Party’’ (Adil Arda Yılmaz, Fatih Muhammet Altun)
  • Deeplay Creative Studio – ‘’DeepCLUB Battle Arena’’ (Ayşe Melis Göksan, Esma Nur Kıyak, Onur Altun Işık, Osman Çaputcu)
  • Resonance Games Studio – ‘’Tavern Frenzy’’ (Feyas Çıldır, Mustafa Sinan Çorak)
  • Greencodia – ‘’Project S’’ (Barış Elcik, Berkay Eligül, Burak Şahin, Yaren Karasar Ergül)
  • Panomix – ‘’Dungeon Master’’ (Taha Mardinli, Zyad Alshasho)
  • Rama Barbaros – ‘’Martin’’