Escape Technology joins Game Republic

Escape logo 450 x 200Game Republic is pleased to announce our latest Affiliate member Escape Technology!

As VFX specialists, Escape Technology provides leading hardware, software, and support services to the game and film industries. Whether you’re building a studio from scratch or enhancing an existing pipeline, Escape’s experts can provide advice, help with installation, support, and configuration to get your studio up and running.

Escape’s Account Director and resident games expert, Neil Parmar will also be at the Game Republic Christmas Party on the 15th December in Leeds – see you there!

UKTI Overseas Growth for Games event – Leeds, 18th November

UKTI (300x200)UK Trade & Investment is running a free event for Yorkshire and Northern England games developers in Leeds on Wednesday 18th November, 2pm-5pm, focused on the Game Developers Conference 2016 in San Francisco.

The UKTI Overseas Growth for Games event features talks and a panel with information on getting the most from the games industry’s most important international event, including pitching tips, networking information and essential business advice, with speakers confirmed including Dr Jo Twist, CEO of national trade body Ukie.

The event is also an opportunity to find out more about UKTI support for this special Northern Powerhouse trade mission to GDC 2016 (happening 14th-18th March 2016) including £500 grants for any games companies wanting to attend. For more information on the event schedule and to sign up, please head to the UKTI event website.

Yorkshire and Northern Developers Storm EGX

egxGame Republic was at the huge EGX event at the Birmingham NEC from 24th-27th September, including hosting the Investment Summit, which brings games developers and investors together for talks, a panel and formal meetings.

However, EGX also gave us the opportunity to check out the myriad of Yorkshire and Northern England GR members that were showing off their games to the 80,000 people who attended over the four days.


Team17 was there showing off its new game Worms WMD as well as many of the indie developers that the company is now publishing, including crazy battle-platformer Penarium and post-apocalyptic disaster management game Sheltered.


Sheffield developer Boneloaf present showing its hilarious multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts, as well as Sigtrap Games and its gorgeous 3D shooter Sublevel Zero.

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Prospect Games showed off their colourful adventure racing game Unbox, plus there were also mobile developers demonstrating iPad and iPhone games, with Laser Dog Games’ HoPiko (out now on iOS) and Dumpling Design’s Dashy Crashy (pictured).

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Look out for all these fantastic games from Game Republic members and thanks to EGX for an amazing event. Check out our Members page for links to these developers and more information. Investment Summit – Early Bird tickets

GI Investment Summit logoThe Investment Summit 2015 is happening on 24th September as part of the huge EGX Birmingham games expo.

Now in its sixth year, the Investment Summit is the UK’s premier games funding event, bringing together games developers and investors for talks, a panel, informal networking and formal meetings held in private meeting rooms in the afternoon of the event. Last year’s Investment Summit hosted more than 50 meetings and previous events have resulted in funding for games developers.

The Investment Summit 2015, organised by GamesLink (Game Republic’s commercial side) with Gamer Events, has already confirmed speakers and investors including Creative England, SCEE XDev, Nintendo of Europe, All 4 Games (Channel 4), Square Enix Collective and Chris Lee (co-founder of Media Molecule and investor-in-games) with a panel hosted by Dan Pearson, European Editor of Early Bird tickets are just £69 (£30 off the full price) until the 31st July and include the talks and panel, a full networking lunch, access to EGX and the exclusive non-public Press Area and an opportunity to apply for formal meetings with investors. Don’t miss out – hit the website to get your ticket.

App Promotion Summit 2015 – 9th July, London

APS London 1Game Republic has partnered with the App Promotion Summit, which is returning to London on 9th July 2015. The event will again cover the full range of app marketing techniques including App Store Optimisation, mobile growth hacking, media buying and paid advertising, analytics, deep linking, and video promotion.

Speakers include experts from Facebook, Twitter, Google, The New York Times, AppLift, SwiftKey, Tapdaq, Pollen, Viewster, and TUNE.

The App Promotion Summit has been described as “one of the best app events I’ve ever been to” (Tom Leclerc, ASO Manager, Wooga) and “more useful than WWDC” (Jon Bonnick, Founder & CEO, Intelligenti).

Capacity is limited to 250 and both previous Summits sold out – click here for all the details. Game Republic members can also claim up to 50% off the price of a ticket – get in touch for details.