2018 Testimonials

It has been absolutely amazing and I can tell that it has been a huge surprise. I wasn’t expecting that level of quality, that level of passion from the local community. And, I have been a blast truely, just seeing, you know, all the boots, all the quality of the built up, all the entertainment, and most importantly the passion and the engagement of the local community.

Alexey Pastushenko Blizzard – Marketing & Communications Regional Senior Manager

This is the third time I come as it is the third year and each year it is getting better and better. There is more participants, there is more exhibitors and B2B section is getting much busier. So, it is really really excellent.

Sami Hamid Glitch Studios – Co-founders VR & AR Producer

I met Meriç and Cevher, the organizers of this wonderful shindig here, few years ago at Gamescom. He said ” Hey, why don’t you check out the conference?” and I was like ” Really? İstanbul. It is so exotic”. You know, I have never been anywhere like this. Two years ago, I came out and gave a talk on ” mall Teams: Bootstrapping Project”. This was just a great experience. o, I am really happy to come back and contribute somehow.

Adam Hetenyi Deck13 Interactive – Head of Game Design

B2B develops step by step as the people know about it. I was pleased with time that I spent here. And also, I was busy, I mean we didn’t loaf around. o, it is good. If I compare with B2B events in Europe a bit, this place is more comfortable and people can sit and have a conversation together in the area. Generally, the foreign countries don’t offer a business opportunity as GIST does.

Tuğbek Ölek SetMedia – Co-founder

Every year, it is going better. Every year, it is more crowded than the previous one. Every year, it is bigger than the previous one and especially, we see the oversea gaming companies’ reputation in Turkey becomes stronger via Gaming İstanbul. For example, it is a great thing for us to see the world’s giant gaming company Ubisoft’s booth here.

Ayda Tangüner SetMedia – PR & Media Relations

Firstly, I’m thankful to the organizers because it is an opportunity. Above all, it is an opportunity for coming together with the players. I believe that it maintains a certain standard in terms of quality. So, as NVIDIA, I can say that the world’s biggest companies such as HP and Blizzard participation is an indication of it.

İdil Şahin Öncül NVIDIA – Regional Marketing Manager

Until now, what I see is a great visitor number and this made me surprised. I had a great experience while coming here since the team took care about me sincerely. Actually, it is joyful. I am looking forward to see the next three days.

Fatma Güngör Google – Mobile Apps Consultant

It is not my first time at Gaming İstanbul. I was here 2 years ago. When I compare how it grew, it is amazing to see development and Turkish gaming community’s growing rapidly. It was really great to be here.

Çağlar Eğer GoodGame Studios – International Business Development Manager