ARC Academy in partnership with Turkish incubator for game companies BUG Lab Tekmer

ARC Academy and Bug Lab Tekmer of Istanbul have signed an international partnership agreement. The Academy became the first international partner of the Turkish game incubation center.

The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which provides for a number of initiatives aimed at education for the game dev sphere in Bulgaria and Turkey.

What unites ARC Academy and Bug Lab is the common mission to provide quality and innovative education to young talents who want to pursue careers in the game industry. Together we will collaborate on organizing game jams, demo days, seminars, workshops, and networking events between student/alumni communities and game companies. We will also incubate and give mentorship to the new game entrepreneurs.

“The partnership with Bug Lab Tekmer is another crucial step towards the transformation of ARC Academy into a recognizable international academy for game development. I believe that our partnership will be fruitful and will open new horizons for both Bulgarian and Turkish students, “said Milin Jalaliev, co-founder of ARC Academy.

“Partnering with ARC Academy will be a great collaboration opportunity for the BUG Lab students and incubation teams. With the joint events and projects, we’ll be advancing not only the gaming departments of both institutions but also supporting the gaming scenes of both countries”, said Dr. Güven Çatak BUG Lab Founder Director.

About Bug Lab Tekmer:

Bug Lab Tekmer is a newly founded state-supported game incubation center under the roof of Bahçeşehir University Game Lab (BUG) of Istanbul, which started as the biggest indie gaming community in Turkey and evolved into a game design department with hundreds of bachelor’s and masters program students.

About ARC Academy:

ARC Academy is founded in 2019 to help young talents make their way to their dream job in gaming and entertainment. The Game Dev programs (Game Design, 3D Art, and Concept Art) are practical and meet the standards of work in the creative industries. 85% of ARC graduates have already found their place in the digital entertainment industry. From October 2022, two new programs in VFX & Animation and Computer Science will be launched at ARC.