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Fasih Sayin


Live Operations Manager/Game Systems Designer

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Short CV

Besides being a game designer, Fasih Sayin is also a lawyer specializing in criminology and forensics, an award-winning author of short stories and poems, and the vocalist of a local heavy metal band. But his career in law and video games started as a criminal, for he was raised by software pirates in the heartland of Turkey. He&;s now on a quest for redemption, trying to buy every single game he once played without paying. He&;s been working freelance for a number of board game and video game companies as a game design consultant. He joined Crytek formally in 2012 as a game designer and is now working on Warface. Sayin is a Turkish guy who graduated from what&;s technically a catholic high school, followed by the Marmara University Faculty of Law. He then studied cinema at Plato Academy of Cinema, finished his M.A. thesis on interactive narrative structures and his Ph.D. thesis on the role of the audience in interactive narratives. He used to and still occasionally teaches advanced narratology, at several universities in Turkey.


Crytek is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences with their cutting-edge 3D game technology, CryENGINE®.
Founded by brothers Avni, Cevat, and Faruk Yerli in 1999, Crytek has its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, with additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (United Kingdom), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey), and Austin (USA).
Since its establishment, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field – earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its award-winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (Best PC Game of E3 2007), Crysis® Warhead (Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Fibble – Flick ‘n’ Roll, Crysis® 3 (Electronic Playground Best of E3 2012 and Most Valuable Game from PC Gamer E3 2012), and Warface® (Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012).
Crytek is committed to creating high-quality products powered by its CryENGINE technology. 

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