Cevat Yerli

Cevat Yerli (born 1978 in Coburg ) is a German -Turkish entrepreneurs and developers of computer games. He is best known as the founder and CEO of Crytek, one of the largest developers of computer games. When Crytek also he led the development of the games Far Cry, Crysis, Crysis 2 and Crysis 3


Cevat Yerli was born in 1978 as the youngest son of Fatma and Mustapha Cevdet Yerli in Coburg, which he is the only child of the family that was not born in Turkey. His parents had moved in the 1970s as a migrant worker of the city on the Black Sea city of Giresun in Turkey to Germany. Yerli has four older siblings, three brothers and one sister. In 1988 he got his first computer, a Commodore 64, and later he received an Amiga. Together with his brothers Faruk and Avni he decided early on to develop their own computer games. A first own game, a Thai boxing simulation, however, was never published because the Amiga home computer, for which the title was developed, was now obsolete. In 1997 he founded in Coburg, together with his two brothers, the company Crytek, but this was officially registered as a company in 1999. After studying business administration, he finally devoted himself fully to his company. 2004 then Far Cry, the first own game from Crytek about the publisher Ubisoft has been published. The game was a great success, was praised by the press in particular for the excellent game graphics and has sold over 2.6 million copies at full price. Due to the great success of Crytek could continue to expand. In 2006, Yerli moved with his company to Frankfurt am Main. 2007 second own title, Crysis was released, which won three two successors with Crysis 2 and Crysis. Yerli Crytek manages to this day and is still involved in the development of new games the company. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and congresses on the subject of computer games.