Turkish gaming breakouts to seek visibility at Gamescom show
ANKARA - Anadolu AgencyTurkey’s ever-growing gaming companies are ready to show off at the prestigious Gamescom in Cologne, which will open its doors on Aug. 17 to an estimated 350,000 visitors.
Turkey will occupy a 500-square-meter stand, the largest at the venue, as it is the “partner country” this year.
The gaming sector, which generates an annual $100 billion in revenue, is expected to grow 8.5 percent this year, but Turkey’s share in the volume remains relatively small.
Some 700 companies from around 100 countries attend the Gamescom event every year.
Turkey is partnering this year’s fair with support from the Middle East Technical University’s (ODTÜ) technology start-up launchpad ODTÜ Teknokent, the Turkish Game Developers Association (TOGED), the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM) and other state and civil institutions.
Some 20 companies from ODTÜ Teknokent will seek business opportunities during the event.
Taleworlds Entertainment, which achieved international success with its “Mount & Blade,” will present its latest “Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord” at the Turkey stand at the fair.
Gram Games, the developer of mobile “1010!;” Panteon, the awarded developer of “MoBu” and “Legendary;” No70 Games, which has received a green light from international distributor Steam with its horror game “No:70;” Mildmania which found a spot among Apple Store stars with its “Darklings” and “Rop;” and Hologram, which developed “VR,” are among the Turkish gaming businesses that are hoping to raise their visibility at the fair.
ATOM, Simsoft, Game Looper, DIGITOY GAMES, GamePro, Kodobur, Magiclab, UDO Games and Reality Arts are among the other Turkish attendees.
Turkish localization and dubbing companies Melodika ve Stüdyo 23, online payment system Paybyme and GIST, which held a local fair in Turkey in February, will also be present at the fair.
Gamescom 2016 will last until Aug. 21.