My name is Mert Börü.
I’m a multidisciplinary artist living in Istanbul, and this is my humble blog. I hope you enjoy it.
I have been working as a professional video game developer in the European video game industry since 1985. I design & develop video games, compose/engineer music, and write books & articles for a living. Since the enchanting day I started coding at age of 12, I have never thought of giving up on my dreams…
My work crosses over many disciplines:
- Computer Programming
- Video Game Design and Development
- Conceptual Artwork Design
- 3D Modeling/Sculpting
- Composing and Arranging Music
- Audio Engineering
Since 2009, I have been totally focused on Unreal Engine (UE3, UDK, UE4, and nowadays UE5) by Epic Games, and thus currently working as a seasoned freelance Unreal Engine C++ programmer and interactive 3D content creator.
I studied Software Engineering at University College London (Associate of Science) and English Literature at Istanbul University (Associate of Arts), but have always considered myself an autodidact – a self-taught person. I enjoy learning new things!
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu
Thanks to rewarding self-discipline skills, I have studied various topics in arts and engineering, and still doing so… It’s like reading a neverending story! The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. At least I am aware that, “learning” is a motivating action that leads to becoming more productive. It is the result of a commitment to intelligent planning and focused effort.
I have been and still am a seeker…
As a freelancer, it has been an honour and a privilege working with the following companies/artists over the last 35+ years.
Business Software Development
Sun Microsystems – (Coventry, UK)
Toshiba – (Tokyo, Japan)
Porcan Holding – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Tepum – (Istanbul, Turkey)
ECOM Mühendislik – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Video Game Development
Ocean – (Manchester, UK)
Coktel Vision – (Paris, France)
Core Design – (Derby, UK)
Martı Animasyon – Ali Murat Erkorkmaz – (Istanbul, Turkey)
infoTRON – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Momentum DMT – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Square Enix – (Tokyo, Japan)
Corporate Web Design / e-commerce
Sun Microsystems – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Turkcell – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Telsim – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Dogan Holding – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Garanti Bankası – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Esbank – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Interpro – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Macintosh Dünyası Dergisi
Yazılım & Donanım Dergisi
Radikal Gazetesi – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Finans Dünyası Dergisi – (Istanbul, Turkey)
Music Production / Audio Engineering
SAF Production – (Istanbul, Turkey)
“Moist” – David Elfström Lilja – (Söderhamn, Sweden)
“SynthX” – Rikard Latvala – (Sweden)
Post Production / Video Editing
STR Production – (Istanbul, Turkey)