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Atilla Karakurum (Gram Games)

wnconf
March 20, 2019

Atilla Karakurum (Gram Games)

From $0 to $250M Exit, the Story of Gram Games

(White Nights Conference Berlin 2019)
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March 20, 2019
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  1. GRAM GAMES
    • Founded in 2012
    • 9 Global Hits
    • 85 Passionate Gamers
    • 15 Nationalities
    • London, UK – HQ & Studio
    • Istanbul, Turkey – Studio
    Mehmet Ecevit
    Co-founder
    10+ years developing games,
    self-taught coding and design.
    Developed first virtual social
    world in Turkey, Sanalika
    Kaan Karamanci
    Co-founder
    MIT Engineer with 10+ years in
    international start-ups and
    developing products
    Gram Games | 01

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  2. CULTURE
    Developing culture as a product
    Core Principles
    • Flat Structure
    • Constant Iteration
    • A familial environment
    • Willingness to make and learn from mistakes
    • Constant communication
    Benefits Sneak-peek
    • Unlimited training, conference and books budget
    • On-site language and hobby classes
    • On-site chef, 3 meals a day
    • Unlimited vacations
    Iteration
    Gram Games | 02

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  3. MAKING GAMES PEOPLE LOVE
    Small Teams
    • Collaborative development
    • Autonomy
    • Agility
    In-house dependency management tool
    • Modular code segments
    • Reusable code components
    • Rapid cross project implementations
    Continuous Integration
    • New features are always available to download
    • Adhoc & Production
    Quick adaptation of new technologies
    Gram Games | 03

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  4. PORTFOLIO
    • Production Process
    • 9 Global Hits
    • Both Ad and IAP based revenue models
    • Prototyping and its evolution
    • DIY Weeks
    Gram Games | 04

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  5. GROWTH
    In-house Production
    M&A – Title Acquisition
    • Why title acquisition?
    • Finding the right game
    • Merge Dragons
    Partnerships
    • Distribution
    • IP
    Expansion
    Gram Games | 05

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  6. EXIT
    Gram Games | 06
    Why Zynga
    Being a part of Zynga
    Going forward

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