OGEM, Turkey's first publicly supported game incubation center, was established in partnership with IMM and Game Factory. IBB President who attended the opening Ekrem İmamoğlu, “We think that Istanbul will play a leading role in the development of the game industry, as it does in many other sectors in Turkey.” said. Game Factory CEO Efe Küçük drew attention to the importance of public cooperation for the development of the game industry.
With the cooperation of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Game Factory, OGEM (Game Development Center), the first publicly supported incubation center in the Turkish game industry, was launched. Aiming to bring game studios to the global, OGEM; It will offer game developers a variety of opportunities, from technical equipment to marketing, from office support to mentoring.
“We will contribute to the emergence of more unicorns from the Turkish game industry”
IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, said that they established OGEM in partnership with Game Factory, one of the most successful companies in the field of startup incubation, in order to support young entrepreneurs more.
“The gaming industry has grown tremendously in the last few years. The sector, which grew with the effect of snowballs with the effect of mobile games, started to develop rapidly in our country as well. The success of our domestic game companies has made us all proud. Thereupon, we established the İBB Game Development Center OGEM in partnership with Game Factory, one of the most successful companies in the field of entrepreneurship incubation and training, with the aim of providing more support especially to young entrepreneurs. Here, our expectation is to contribute to the emergence of more stars and more unicorns from the Turkish game industry. To enable our young people to be one step closer to their dreams.”
“We think that Istanbul will play a leading role in the development of the game industry”
İmamoğlu underlined that they want to make Turkey one of the main centers of the gaming industry thanks to OGEM.
“Our main goal here is to make Turkey one of the main centers of the game industry, to open dozens of doors to the studios within OGEM. We think that this journey that started in Istanbul will spread to our country, and that Istanbul will play a leading role in the development of the game industry, as it does in many other sectors in Turkey.”
“Public participations are of great importance for the growth of the gaming industry”
Efe Küçük, CEO of Game Factory, an incubation center for game developers, drew attention to the importance of public cooperation and regional support for the development of the game industry.
“Regional actions taken by the public and public affiliates in the rapidly growing game industry are of great importance. Development and sector development is one of the common topics that we all talk about. With the support and visionary cooperation of IMM for OGEM, we will now be able to reach and support many more entrepreneurs as Game Factory.”
Game developers will meet on the shore of the Golden Horn
The teams selected for OGEM will have the opportunity of a physical office with a view of the Golden Horn as part of the 12-month incubation support. Aiming to make Istanbul the game capital of Europe, IMM will create an ecosystem where game developers can come together and share their experiences with each other thanks to OGEM.
Turkish developers will catch up with world standards with new generation equipment
Technologies such as mocap (motion capture) used in high-budget games will be made available to game developers at OGEM. In addition, the equipment they will need, such as computers, will be allocated so that the teams can fully focus on their work. In this way, developers will strive for their dreams without any technical and budget problems.
Industry professionals will give training at OGEM
Special trainings will be given to OGEM teams by institutions such as Google, Game Factory, Funmoth Games, Masomo, Bahçeşehir University and WePlay. In OGEM, a wide range of trainings will be given from software to design, from product management to community management, from investor relations to finance; Game developers will have the opportunity to receive a qualified education.
Expert mentors will meet with game developers
game developers; With the help of Game Factory's mentors, they will solve their problems in every field they need such as software, design, marketing, communication, strategy, team management. In addition, sectoral meetings and events will be held regularly at OGEM, which aims to become the gaming capital of Europe.
Turkish game developers will share their games with the world
OGEM, which will provide all the support needed for the production of the games, will also be with the teams during the publishing process of the games. Thanks to the games that will be published with high advertising budgets, the teams will commercialize their work and earn income from their games.
Applications are open
Applications of OGEM, Turkey's first publicly supported game incubator, which was realized with the cooperation of IMM and Game Factory, were opened at ogem.istanbul/kayit-ol. Individual game developers can also apply to OGEM to be included in the teams there. Apply to OGEM now to benefit from physical office space, mentorships, trainings and much more support!