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!
We’re excited to announce that our next Game Republic members-only event will feature an exclusive presentation from Microsoft’s ID@Xbox team. The GR event, “ID@Xbox: All You Need To Know” will take place at Leeds College of Art on 30th April.
The ID@Xbox program enables qualified game developers of all sizes to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One, giving studios the tools and support needed to maximise their success.
Agostino Simonetta and the team from Microsoft ID@Xbox will present opportunities for developers and answer a Q&A about the initiative. This event is free to all Game Republic members – if you would like to join more than 60 other developers, support companies and universities/colleges in the business-focused network, just get in touch about our yearly fees.
Game Republic is a Partner of the Develop: Brighton Conference again this year, taking place 14th-16th July in Brighton.
Develop: Brighton 2015 is the largest games business conference in the UK and a must-attend for games developers, publishers and platform-holders, with a full conference programme with international speakers, networking opportunities, competitions, awards ceremonies and great parties.
Game Republic members will be kept up-to-date on the latest Develop Conference news as well as receiving exclusive special offers. Develop: Brighton is currently looking for speaker submissions, so head to the website for all the info.
Game Republic is pleased to announce that Henderson Insurance has signed up to become an affiliate member of the Yorkshire and Northern England games business network.
Based in Leeds, and with proven experience as one of the top independent Insurance Brokers in the UK, Henderson bridge the gap in the industry by providing exemplary service alongside significant buying power in the market.
Henderson is also bringing benefit to existing Game Republic members, as its specialist Technology and Media Division has developed an insurance facility exclusive to Game Republic. The company is working closely with one of the leading Insurers within the games sector to provide a flexible solution for members of all sizes from new start-ups, through to SME and larger, national companies, combining competitive premiums with market leading coverage.
“We’re delighted to become an affiliate member of the Game Republic network,” said Jonathan Harrison, Associate Director of the Technology and Media Division of Henderson. “We look forward to working with Game Republic and its members over the coming months.” For more information hit the link.
Game Republic will again be attending the Game Developers Conference 2015 event in San Francisco USA, from 2nd – 6th March.
The GDC USA event is the major business conference for the global games industry and an unrivalled opportunity to see in-depth talks from leading games industry figures, network with fellow games companies, attend industry parties and meet the platform-holders and major players that can really help your business.
If you’re a Game Republic member and would like to know more about the event, the support available (including financial help) and opportunities to meet with essential people that can help grow your business, get in touch. Game Connection (one of our network affiliates) is also happening during the week and is another excellent way to access many companies and platform-holders in pre-arranged speed-dating meetings. The GDC 2015 website is here and Game Connection USA site is here – hope to see you in San Francisco!