Oyunder is a nonprofit entity formed by video game developers, publishers and academics. The main goal of Oyunder is to help Turkish Game industry scene to strive for excellence.
Membership is available for individuals and companies. There exist a small annual membership fee but the main pillar of the organization is based on volunteering. Oyunder acts as an enabler for those who want to improve the ecosystem. May it be a student who wants to open a game development club in his high school or may it be the founder of a big publisher company that needs a government policy to change, the issue is discussed in weekly board meetings and the action is imminent.
/G , in reference to the “Guild Chat” in MMOs, is the name of the gatherings Oyunder started in 2014. Conferences, talks, roundtables fall under this category.
Oyunder works in partnership with universities to help them include game development courses or in some cases full undergrad programs as in Bahçeşehir University and Bilgi University. The graduate program “BUG” of Bahçeşehir University is an important hub for the industry.
Oyunder is a pro-active organization helping policymakers for right support program for game industry, regulations and events. Since 2013 Oyunder has given consultancy to trade organizations, ministries and local governments in many aspects.
Oyunder is in partnership with universities, technology centers and coworking spaces. Game On is a coworking space within the most prestigious cyber park of Istanbul, creating an environment of shared resources between small development teams.
Oyunder organizes trips to international festivals and conferences whenever there is a demand for it.
Oyunder helps the organization of GameX and GIST, the two main game expos of Turkey.
Since 2014 Oyunder releases a weekly newsletter covering all the headlines in Turkish game ecosystem. New releases, events and industry related news are edited and sent via e-mail to over 10.000 readers.