Game Republic leads UKTI GDC 2016 Mission

UKTI (300x200)Game Republic is the lead games industry representative for the forthcoming UK Trade & Investment mission to the Game Developers Conference 2016 in San Francisco, 14th-18th March.

This “Northern Powerhouse” trade mission provides a Market Visit Support grant of £500 and a free GDC 2016 Expo Pass worth £130 to any Yorkshire and Northern England games developer wanting to attend the games industry’s most important development event. Games developers will also have access to the UK games stand (run by the UK’s national games body Ukie) and a special business networking event at the British Consulate in San Francisco.

As well as providing help to games companies in Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and North East wanting to access the mission, Game Republic will be introducing the developers to essential business contacts at GDC 2016. UKTI has already had more than 30 games companies sign up for the mission and expects more to sign up in the next few weeks before the deadline of 20th February.

To find out more information on joining the trade mission to GDC 2016 and accessing the Market Visit Support grant and GDC pass – as well as other UKTI funding such as Passport to Export – please check out the official flyer. Don’t miss out!

PG Connects London – 18th/19th January 2016

PGC-LDN-logo-stack-onLight-1000pxGame Republic is again partnering with Steel Media for its Pocket Gamer Connects London event on 18th and 19th January 2016.

PG Connects is a major event for mobile games developers, featuring the funding and investment track Show Me The Money, plus many other must-attend sessions including Future Visions: AR & VR and East Meets West, as well as pitching competitions, networking opportunities and the Pocket Gamer Party.

Companies attending and speaking includes Google, King, AppLift, Amazon, BBC Worldwide, Samsung, Twitter and Rovio. Game Republic members can also get a special 25% discount on tickets – hit the PG Connects London website for more info.

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 GamesIndustry.biz 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.

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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.