If you think that computer gaming is yet another male-dominated industry then you would be very wrong.
Women make up 45% of US gamers according to 2018 estimates, while in emerging markets this trend seems to hold true.
Turkish game market
The global gaming industry has grown rapidly, and Turkey has established a prominent position in this giant market.
Meriç Eryürek, Digital Game Design lecturer from Bahcesehir University Faculty of Communication, noted in a recent interview that Turkish game exports were worth over USD1 billion in 2018, spread across hundreds of firms.
With a 24.7% annual growth rate, Turkey is one of the most vibrant gaming markets in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. It also stands out thanks to its young population.
Among the most successful Turkish game development companies are TaleWorlds Entertainment, Peek Games, Gram Games, Panteon, and Mildmaniab.
Being a woman in the world of gaming
The proportion of Turkish mobile gamers who identify as women was 51.6% in 2017, according to research firms Nielsen and AdColony, while creative and innovative game design is increasingly the work of talented Turkish women.