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Dr. GÜVEN ÇATAK

Academic
BAHCESEHIR UNIVERSITY GAME LAB

Bio

Dr. Güven Çatak started to write in video games magazines (PC Gamer Turkey, Level and Oyungezer) and make short films while studying architecture at Istanbul Technical University. His shorts won several awards and were screened at various festivals. After his media adventure, he continued his games career as an academic in Bahcesehir University. He has a master thesis on "Usage of Architecture in Video Games" and a PhD thesis on "Using Video Games in Design Education: Basic Design Playground". His media network and academic studies empowered him to found "BUG Lab" which kickstarted indie game scene in Istanbul and eventually transformed into an education platform including undergraduate and master programs on game design with pre-incubation and virtual reality spaces. He's still working as a professor in Bahcesehir University and running BUG Lab and its components.