Turkey, a burgeoning hub for the digital content sector, is stepping up its game – quite literally. Leveraging the upsurge in the interest in the gaming industry, an innovative initiative – DIGI-AGE Game Development & Coding Academy – is on the brink of transforming the landscape of mobile game and scenario development in the country.
Conceived within the dynamic environment of Bilisim Vadisi, the DIGI-AGE project sets out with an ambitious vision: to provide young tech-enthusiasts and professionals with a high-caliber platform for learning, teaching, and training in game development.
The DIGI-AGE Academy is a game-changer (pun intended) aiming to educate and train 40 youth and professionals initially. The academy hosts an immersive program with an impressive curriculum that includes Mobile Game and Scenario Development Camps. Not just that, they are committed to creating comprehensive educational toolkits to ensure a strong foundation for future creators and innovators.
In collaboration with prominent organizations like BRAVO, and under the guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the project seeks to not only equip participants with skills but also provide them with practical experiences. The hands-on experience is designed to instill a deep understanding of the workings of the gaming industry, thereby contributing to the burgeoning talent pool of the nation.
Further cementing its commitment to fostering learning and development, DIGI-AGE is establishing a sustainable game studio in partnership with BAU. This move signifies a significant step in nurturing the creative energies of young game developers and providing them with a platform to bring their concepts to life.
To ensure continuous learning and progress, DIGI-AGE has integrated an LMS system provided by Enocta, known for its advanced Learning Management Systems. This feature ensures that participants have access to crucial resources and learning material even outside the structured training environment.
But the academy doesn’t just stop at training; it aims to bring the international gaming community together through International Game Development Forums. These forums serve as a nexus for networking and collaboration, encouraging a vibrant exchange of ideas, and fostering partnerships that will shape the future of the industry.
In essence, DIGI-AGE Game Development & Coding Academy is a manifestation of the commitment to build Turkey’s digital prowess and position the country as a key player in the global gaming industry. The project carries the potential to attract foreign investments and fuel economic growth while nurturing local talent.
The DIGI-AGE project underscores the power of innovation, collaboration, and education in the journey to develop the Turkish gaming industry. Through its robust initiatives, it stands poised to create a ripple effect, one that echoes far beyond the realms of Turkey and influences the global gaming landscape. Let the games begin!
Embarking on this game-changing journey, DIGI-AGE has initiated its first phase of learning, teaching, and training with an intake of 40 youth and professionals. The participants will immerse themselves in an innovative curriculum featuring Mobile Game and Scenario Development Camps, bolstered by comprehensive educational toolkits, designed to arm them with industry-relevant skills.
DIGI-AGE is not a solo venture. It thrives on its partnerships with organizations such as TRT and Sendir, alongside the guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Industry and Technology. These partnerships provide invaluable practical experiences that empower participants to navigate the dynamic gaming industry.
Adding international dimensions to the project are esteemed partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway, and Lithuania. Their participation exemplifies the global interest and the potential that DIGI-AGE holds.
Our partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, with their rich history of resilience and adaptability, bring expertise in managing thriving tech ecosystems despite challenging circumstances. The Norwegian partners, known for their innovative approaches to technology and education, contribute their experience in integrating technology with learning, adding a unique perspective to the teaching methodology. Finally, the Lithuanian participants, hailing from one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in Europe, infuse the project with their in-depth knowledge of building and nurturing digital enterprises.
In a move set to reshape the gaming landscape, DIGI-AGE is establishing a sustainable game studio in partnership with BAU. This will serve as a breeding ground for the creative energies of young game developers and equip them with a hands-on approach to game development.
Ensuring a seamless learning experience, DIGI-AGE has incorporated an LMS system provided by Enocta. This facilitates continuous access to vital resources and learning material for participants, fostering a culture of ongoing development and innovation.
Beyond creating an ecosystem for learning and development, DIGI-AGE aims to foster global connections through International Game Development Forums. These forums are envisioned as melting pots of creativity and innovation, serving as platforms for vibrant exchanges of ideas and fostering partnerships that can redefine the future of the industry.
The DIGI-AGE Game Development & Coding Academy is a testament to the power of global collaboration in fuelling the digital revolution. As it positions Turkey as a key player in the gaming industry, it also has the potential to attract foreign investments and stimulate economic growth.