Game Republic Live at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield this September!

Game Republic’s next live event will be at the superb National Videogame Museum on Wednesday 22nd September from 3.30pm – 6.30pm, kindly sponsored by Barclays and Escape Technology.

The exclusive members event will begin with an hour of playing games from the brilliant classic games collection at the NVM, then a presentation featuring Merge Games discussing publishing, plus talks from Barclays and HOST Salford. There’s also an opportunity to play Zool: Redimensioned, created by Sumo’s Game Academy. Afterwards there’ll be drinks, networking and more playing games at the museum!

The museum has ventilation, sanitisation of the games machines and good distance between seating for the presentations, and all attendees will be vaccinated to keep everyone safe while we enjoy the event.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Game Republic to access this event, please get in touch.

Game Republic Summer Gathering on 28th July – our first physical event in 16 months!

Game Republic will be hosting its first physical industry meet-up in 16 months – a Summer Gathering on Wednesday 28th July from 5pm – 8pm outside at the Water Lane Boathouse in Leeds, kindly sponsored by Red Kite Games!

On the day GR will also release a video online with presentations from Simon Iwaniszak, CEO of Red Kite Games, plus Simon Smith, Senior Game Scout at Team17 – and both will be at the event to meet as well.

This is an informal, fun get-together and just a chance to meet face-to-face with games industry friends again – with an online presentation in case you can’t make it. We’re really excited to get back to hosting physical events – and we’ll have a mix of physical and online  industry events going forward from September with some major industry speakers and guests.

You can watch the Game Republic digital event online with Simon Iwaniszak from Red Kite Games and Simon Smith from Team17 here from 28th July 2021.

Edit: photos of the event added!

Game Republic to host Humble Bundle event on 24th June

Game Republic is to host its next online games business event with US-based publisher Humble Bundle on Thursday 24th June from 4pm.

Portfolio Director at Humble Bundle, John Polson, will join the event to chat about the latest opportunities with Humble including publishing and being part of their world-famous charity “bundles”. There will also be an opportunity for GR members to ask questions in this live online event.

We’ll also hear from the BFI’s Anna Mansi about the latest opportunities with funding and videogame tax relief and the UK Global Screen Fund, plus the Department for International Trade’s Richard Baigent about the Internationalisation Fund which provides companies with up to £9,000 match-funding towards attending international events.

GR members can attend for free – get in touch if you’d like more info on membership.

Major PC games publisher GOG joins event on Thursday 10th June

One of the world’s biggest DRM-free PC platform-holders and publishers – GOG – will join the next virtual Game Republic business event on Thursday 10th June at 4pm (UK BST).

GOG.com’s Global Communicatrion Managers Joanna Buganik and Marcin Traczyk, as well as Business Development Manager Adam Turek, will join this special Game Republic event about publishing games on their platform, including the opportunities, process and communication support.

The GOG team will also share more about GOG’s customer base, featuring and more – as well as opportunities with GOG Galaxy 2.0, which allows PC gamers to organise their games across one easy-to-use platform. Game Republic members receive exclusive access to this event – get in touch if you would like more information on joining.

Game Republic Student Showcase Online returns 26th May

The Game Republic Student Showcase Online returns again this year on Wednesday 26th May, with a special award show at 4pm.

The Game Republic Student Showcase has been running for more than a decade and is a competition for final-year and post-graduate students at our Educational Partner universities and colleges, who can submit their projects and games for five awards judged by our fantastic games company sponsors. The event is also kindly sponsored by Barclays.

This year’s awards include the Sumo Digital Award for Game Design, the Revolution Software Award for Game Audio, the Rebellion North Award for Game Art and Animation, and the Red Kite Games Award for Game Technology.

Game Republic will then host a special Student Showcase Award Show at 4pm on Wednesday 26th May where the games companies will announce live the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category. More than 100 previous Showcase participants have enjoyed placements and full-time jobs after the event at companies including Sumo Digital and Rockstar Leeds.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners have been announced here!

Here’s a video with highlights of some of the 47 entries – making it our biggest Showcase yet!