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Simay Dinç

Simay Dinç

Co-Founder and Game Producer Recontact Games


Simay Dinç is the Co-Founder of Recontact Games. She is a passionate gamer and game producer of award-winning cinematographic mobile games series Recontact.

She is an executive board member of OYUNDER, which is a non-profit association founded for the purpose of supporting and representing Turkish Game Industry as well as the founder of “Women in Games Turkey” that aims to incorporate the energy and creativity of women to this industry, aim to make people realize that this sector gets enriched by different disciplines and make sure that women act as creators, not players in the gaming sector. Up until now, organized trainings and events all around Turkey at almost 40 universities, reached more than 2000 women.

It is worth mentioning that she curated Turkey’s first creative art village ‘Small Village Small World’ project. In that village, she is the co-founder of Kıraarthane which is an unusual co-working place for game developers, designers, artists. Kıraarthane, a social impact project, provides free cinematography, game design and coding lessons to village children in rural areas. In Small village she is organizing ‘Hacking The Future Hackathon’ where social impact leaders, game developers, scientists, artists come together, work together and create games for a better future, create solutions via games.

Simay has been chosen as one of the most influential businesswomen of Turkey by Startup Magazine in 2019. She was the finalist of the ‘Creative Impact Award’ of the year at MCV Women in Games Award in 2018. She has been chosen one of the four women leaders to Women and Leadership program in Arts & Culture by British Council in 2018 (a three-year program). She was the finalist of the ‘Creative Impact Award’ of the year at MCV Women in Games Award in 2018. She is the finalist of 'European Women in Games Hall of Fame Awards' 2018. She was selected as one of the woman leaders to inspire Digital World by Digital Age Magazine in 2017.

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