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We need a BUG to fix the system!
Güven Çatak (Dr.)
Founder & Coordinator of BUG
BUG is a game lab project, started by
Communication Design Department
of Bahcesehir University, located at
BAU Galata, Ist...
Focusing on video games and playful
experience design, BUG sets out to fill in
the blanks and aims to be a
communication, ...
Game.Doc: Game Scene in Turkey
(in collaboration with xm:lab, HBK Saar, 2011)
Playful Interactions
by Eric Rosenbaum & Michael S. Welch
(in collaboration with MIT Media Lab, Lifelong Kindergarten, 201...
Game Workshops
(a 3-week summer boot camp, 2012)

521 applicants
41 participants
31 instructors
60 hours of class
Game Workshops
(a 3-week summer boot camp, 2012)
Game Workshops
(a 3-week summer boot camp, 2012)

BUG produced 7 teams & 7 games.
GameX 2012

BUG won the Best Indie Game award.
BUG network in Berlin
BAU Berlin
Wooga

HTW Berlin Games Lab

Computer Spiele Museum

A Maze Indie Game Festival
BUG Game Studies
BUG 2013 events
Global Game Jam Istanbul
BUG 2013 events
Hack the Hackathon
BUG 2013 events
Design Jam
BUG 2013 events
Gamification Workshop
BUG 2013 events

BUG founded its student army
BUG 2013 events
Games for Events
BUG 2013 events
UCLA Game Lab
Polemical Game Design Workshop
BUG 2013 events
Patrice Desilets masterclass
(Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed)
BUG 2013 events
International Conference of
Interactive Digital Storytelling

icids.bahcesehir.edu.tr
BUG 2013 events
Mark Rein-Hagen masterclass
and playtest of his new game ‘I am Zombie’
BUG 2014 events
Global Game Jam Istanbul
BUG Game / Gamification Projects
Sinan The Master Architect
client: Turkey Building Information Center

a gamified mobile ...
BUG Game / Gamification Projects
Forest of Wealth
client: Turkish Ministry of Forestry

an edugame, targeting villagers fo...
BUG Current / Future Projects

a promotional game for the BAU
Communication Design Department

an edugame project for
Muse...
Thank you!
guven.catak@bahcesehir.edu.tr
facebook/buggamelab
vimeo.com/buggamelab
bug.bahcesehir.edu.tr
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  1. 1. We need a BUG to fix the system!
  2. 2. Güven Çatak (Dr.) Founder & Coordinator of BUG
  3. 3. BUG is a game lab project, started by Communication Design Department of Bahcesehir University, located at BAU Galata, Istanbul.
  4. 4. Focusing on video games and playful experience design, BUG sets out to fill in the blanks and aims to be a communication, research and education platform for the game scene in Turkey.
  5. 5. Game.Doc: Game Scene in Turkey (in collaboration with xm:lab, HBK Saar, 2011)
  6. 6. Playful Interactions by Eric Rosenbaum & Michael S. Welch (in collaboration with MIT Media Lab, Lifelong Kindergarten, 2012)
  7. 7. Game Workshops (a 3-week summer boot camp, 2012) 521 applicants 41 participants 31 instructors 60 hours of class
  8. 8. Game Workshops (a 3-week summer boot camp, 2012)
  9. 9. Game Workshops (a 3-week summer boot camp, 2012) BUG produced 7 teams & 7 games.
  10. 10. GameX 2012 BUG won the Best Indie Game award.
  11. 11. BUG network in Berlin BAU Berlin Wooga HTW Berlin Games Lab Computer Spiele Museum A Maze Indie Game Festival
  12. 12. BUG Game Studies
  13. 13. BUG 2013 events Global Game Jam Istanbul
  14. 14. BUG 2013 events Hack the Hackathon
  15. 15. BUG 2013 events Design Jam
  16. 16. BUG 2013 events Gamification Workshop
  17. 17. BUG 2013 events BUG founded its student army
  18. 18. BUG 2013 events Games for Events
  19. 19. BUG 2013 events UCLA Game Lab Polemical Game Design Workshop
  20. 20. BUG 2013 events Patrice Desilets masterclass (Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed)
  21. 21. BUG 2013 events International Conference of Interactive Digital Storytelling icids.bahcesehir.edu.tr
  22. 22. BUG 2013 events Mark Rein-Hagen masterclass and playtest of his new game ‘I am Zombie’
  23. 23. BUG 2014 events Global Game Jam Istanbul
  24. 24. BUG Game / Gamification Projects Sinan The Master Architect client: Turkey Building Information Center a gamified mobile app for experiencing the works of famous architect
  25. 25. BUG Game / Gamification Projects Forest of Wealth client: Turkish Ministry of Forestry an edugame, targeting villagers for raising awareness on certain products
  26. 26. BUG Current / Future Projects a promotional game for the BAU Communication Design Department an edugame project for Museum of Islamic Arts, Berlin
  27. 27. Thank you! guven.catak@bahcesehir.edu.tr facebook/buggamelab vimeo.com/buggamelab bug.bahcesehir.edu.tr

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