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.

E3 2015 – Conference Times and Links

E3-1The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), happening in Los Angeles, USA, 15th – 18th June, is the yearly games industry event that showcases the biggest games and hardware from all the major platform-holders and publishers.

Game Republic has kindly hunted down all the UK times and links to the biggest live streams and conferences starting next week, so you don’t have to. Remember to watch the very early morning conferences to experience that genuine groggy, jetlag feeling you get from attending the USA event – right here in the UK!

There is also a neat summary of all the E3 news happening here – plus it’s highly recommended you watch the livestreams/comments on superb games sites such as Eurogamer.

Monday 15th June

2.30am (in the morning)

5.30pm BST
– or on your Xbox

Electronic Arts
9.00pm BST

10.45pm BST

Tuesday 16th June

2am (yes, in the morning)
– or Twitch, YouTube

5pm BST

Square Enix
6pm BST

Wednesday 17th June

PC Gaming Show (Blizzard, Paradox, CCP, Creative Assembly)
1am (in the morning) BST


Game Republic Student Showcase 2015

217A3914The Game Republic Student Showcase is happening again on Tuesday 2nd June – and the eighth incarnation of the games business network’s yearly event is going to be the biggest ever.

Starring six universities and colleges from the GR network, the Student Showcase takes place at the University of York, and will feature four of the region’s games companies sponsoring and judging the 25+ final-year projects in four awards including the Team17 Award for Game Technology, the Revolution Software Award for Game Art and the Sumo Digital Award for Game Design.

The evening event, kindly sponsored by NatWest ESpark, will include the prizegiving, an industry panel with Anna Mansi (BFI), Lee Stott (Microsoft), Joe Robins (Unity) and more, followed by networking and drinks. The Game Republic Student Showcase continues GR’s commitment to provide better links between academia and industry and also to develop and nurture games talent in Yorkshire and the North of England.

The evening event is open to GR members – if you would like to attend, please sign up here.

Thanks again to our generous games companies including Team17, Revolution and Sumo Digital, and NatWest ESpark for sponsoring the event.  Entrepreneurial Spark is a business accelerator in Leeds that will provide office space and access to fundamental services in bank premises, a 6-18 month programme of hands-on coaching and mentoring, a start-up ‘bootcamp’ and regular workshop events for up to 80 entrepreneurs at any one time. This service will be funded entirely by the bank and will be completely free of charge to entrepreneurs – and taking no equity. For more information on how to apply follow @ESparkUK on Twitter or hit the website.

UPDATE! A report and photos from the Game Republic Student Showcase 2015 event are now available here.

UKTI Games Event 19th May Leeds

UKTI (300x200)UKTI Yorkshire is hosting a FREE games industry event with Game Republic this Tuesday 19th May at the Everyman Cinema, Leeds from 9.30am – 12-midday, with lunch provided.

As part of Export Week, the event Creative Sector Opportunities in Gaming will feature talks from Simon Iwaniszak from Red Kite Games, Fee Stewart from FormerDroid and Jamie Sefton from Game Republic on attending international trade events, preparing pitches, getting the most from networking and more.

There will also be special Q&A session with James Batchelor, Editor of games industry magazine Develop about publicising your game in the press, the best way to approach journalists and the current trends in the games industry.

As well as industry talks, UK Trade & Investment will discuss the services it provides, including news on the current government funding opportunities that in previous years has helped finance dozens of Yorkshire companies to attend events such as the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and Gamescom in Cologne. The event is free and includes lunch – to attend, just sign up here. Don’t miss out!