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PlayStation®VR introduced to gamers at GIST 2017

The second edition of Gaming Istanbul – GIST 2017 was held with wide attendance and became a vital event for development of gaming in Turkey to achieve global standards. We are delighted to support events that make meaningful contributions to the ever-developing world of gaming. As PlayStation, we leveraged our 90% market share achieved through dynamic growth to actively participate in the Gaming Istanbul event. We showcased the PS4 family of products that caters to the needs of all gamers, and launched our most popular titles. Gamers in Turkey congregated for the first glimpse of PS VR. It was a pleasure for us to display our range of games, other products, and the unforgettable virtual reality experience that redefines gaming for the next generation at GIST 2017.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mustafa Yiğit

                                                                                                     Playstation Turkey Department Manager


First experience of highly-anticipated “Horizon: Zero Dawn” with its creator Troy Mashburn

Playstation Turkey’s presence at GIST 2017 included the launch of PS VR and a number of exciting events. Gamers found the opportunity to experience many of our most popular titles. The highlight was the first experience of the highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 game “Horizon: Zero Dawn” in Turkey at the GIST 2017 event. We invited the game’s developer, Troy Mashburn of Guerilla Games, for a presentation. Troy Mashburn shared insight into the production and development stages of the game, its features and special experiences awaiting players in a captivating presentation. GIST 2017 was a series of firsts for PlayStation, and an exciting event for everyone involved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sercan Sülün

                                                                                           Playstation Turkey Software Product Manager

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It was a pleasure to take part in the biggest Turkish gaming event. Definitely a place Kinguin will visit in 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Piotr Kulaga

                                                                                                                Head of Corporate Events, Kinguin


GIST is one of the most effective fair for a company in gaming industry. It allows us to reach our users physically. Last year, we brought many famous streamers and fans together. GIST is a great opportunity for us to meet new partners in B2B field. We look for forward to GIST 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Murat Kömürcü

                                                                                                                                              ByNoGame CEO


GIST 2017 was very productive for us. The most important advantage of GIST 2017 is the fact that it is an international exhibition so it is possible to meet with a large number of professionals in the field of B2B area. As Simula Games, we met Aerosoft, a publisher of simulation games, and had face-to-face meetings for 3 days in B2B area. These talks were very positive and we continued to meet with the publisher after the fair. As of May 2017, we are about to sign an agreement with Aerosoft. I strongly recommend GIST to all independent developers as it provides the stand space and the opportunity to talk with the press.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mehmet Can Kahraman

                                                                                                                                                Simula Games

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I had pretty good time in both years of GIST. I had the opportunity to get feedback from the players, watch them play and take notes.

I met really warm people from press, they support indies as much as they can.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tolga Ay

                                                                                                                                      Remnants of Naezith

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GIST 2017 was a productive event for the game world. For game lovers as well as for companies. The activities were interesting. We are happy to be in this event, which is a bridge between companies and players. Companies can communicate and collaborate with each other in Gaming Istanbul. I think that every company in this sector must participate in GIST.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Emre Ergül

                                                                                                       Business Development Manager, Papara


GIST 2017 is definitely an excellent experience for indie developers. GIST seminars are giving you to learn many things you don’t know. The whole of the Turkish gaming media was here and offered the opportunity to announce our game.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hüsamettin Yüzer

                                                                                                                                          Abyss Gameworks


As a developer and player, we all need such an event in Turkey to improve our vision about game industry and culture. We’re still in touch with developer friends which we met at Gaming Istanbul. The well-organized event is getting better each year especially with its B2B area, seminars and developer conference.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Enes Uğur Şekerci

                                                                                                                                                  Torreng Labs


As Oldmoustache Gameworks team, we are very glad to be part of the Gaming Istanbul.

First of all, thank you very much to the “GL Events” for this beautiful organization. From the first moment to the last minute of the fair; We would also like to thank Gaming Istanbul staff for solving all kinds of problems. Knowing that there is such a team in the Turkish gaming industry has provided us with hope for the future.

We thank you very much for your good faith and interest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Evren Özgüner

                                                                                                                               Oldmustache Gameworks


GIST is one of the ideal environments to meet and communicate directly with our users, as well as a new category of game and gaming equipments in Turkey, while it has been followed in the battery industry for a long time. It is a much more meaningful area for a brand that produces batteries with long-term use, especially in game consoles like VARTA. For this reason, joining GIST and communicating with our users and potential users with various activities, has been a right decision for us both in terms of brand positioning and marketing.

Participating in the GIST shall be a useful step for brands that appeal to the newly formed gaming and gamers in Turkey, or potentially see it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         VARTA Consumer Batteries Ekibi

                                                                                                                              Spectrum Brands Türkiye

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