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Fasih SayinNarrative DirectorCampfire Cabal

Besides being a game designer, Prof. 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. Over the years he served as an Operations Manager, Game Systems Designer and Lead Narrative Designer on multiple titles. Currently he's the Narrative Director of THQNordic's new studio Campfire Cabal. Prof. 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 now runs the Game Design Department of Okan University in Istanbul.