Yorkshire Games Festival 2020 – Reception & Dinner, 5th Feb

Cooperative Innovations here with Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail at the YGF Reception & Dinner 2019

Game Republic is proud to be supporting the Yorkshire Games Festival again this year, which takes place from Wed 5th Feb to Sunday 9th Feb at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

The festival includes a Schools Day with BAFTA workshops, two days of industry Game Talks from the likes of Rare, Sumo Digital, King, nDreams, Crows Crows Crows and Mike Bithell Games, and Family/Gamer Weekend including a Northern Games Showcase with more than 20 companies from our region demonstrating their games.

You can find out more info on the Yorkshire Games Festival here – including tickets for the Industry Talk days on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February.

Game Republic is also again partnering on the Reception and Dinner evening on the 5th February, kindly sponsored by Barclays, with a drinks reception at the National Science & Media Museum’s Games Lounge followed by a curry at Omar Khan’s restaurant.

Updated – now with photos from the event!

Game Republic at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield!

Game Republic’s first event of 2020 will be at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield on Thursday 23rd January!

From 3.30 – 4.30pm, it’ll be an opportunity for members and guests to play games and check out the fantastic exhibits at the museum, then afterwards we have confirmed talks by David Dino, Sumo Digital, on “Designing with Game Jams”, plus Bobby Thandi, XR Games, about the making of Angry Birds VR and Mike Enoch from UK Games Fund on the current round of funding for games developers. We’ll also hear from the BGI with the latest on their GamesEd Conference taking place on 16/17 April 2020.

The business event will be followed by networking and drinks. If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, or becoming a member of Game Republic, please get in touch.

Next Event: The Legendary Christmas Quiz Returns!

Game Republic’s final event of 2019 is our Christmas Party and Quiz on Wednesday 11th December in Leeds, kindly sponsored by Red Kite Games! Featuring Yuletide food and drinks, Christmas special guests and our LEGENDARY Christmas Quiz with prizes!

Game Republic members go free – if you’d like more info on joining the largest games network in the North of England, just get in touch. Have a great Christmas and New Year!

UPDATE! Photos of the event below. Congratulations to Team17 for winning first prize in the quiz!

300 developers to attend GameDevDay on 27th November in Leeds!

GameDevDay is returning to Leeds on 27th November 2019! GameDevDay features both Game Republic and GaMaYo games industry events and the event is kindly sponsored by Kwalee, Coatsink, nDreams and PitStop Productions.

The Game Republic event in the afternoon at AvenueHQ on East Parade with talks on various aspects of games development including a talk on developing VR games from nDreams, a presentation on the current mobile market from Kwalee, a talk from Josh Naylor, Senior Dev Tech Engineer, Developer & Creator Relations at Magic Leap, new games funding info from Caroline White, Creative Producer at XR Stories at the University of York, a chat with Callum Underwood from Oculus/Raw Fury/Superhot and Nick Ferguson, Account Manager at AWS Game Tech will present a talk on “Building Games with Amazon Game Tech” with real-world examples of cross-platform development.

Afterwards, GaMaYo #17 will be hosted from 6pm at the Belgrave Music Hall (upstairs) and will feature new games to play and 300 developers from Yorkshire and across the North of England. If you would like to join Game Republic and have access to both events on GameDevDay, please get in touch.

UPDATE: Photos of the event now below!

Game Republic welcomes Square Enix to Leeds

The next Game Republic event, kindly sponsored by Escape Technology, will be on Wednesday 30th October in Leeds, 4pm-6pm and will feature a special presentation from Square Enix Collective.

Teressa Wright, Producer at Square Enix Collective, will present useful publishing and funding advice for games companies, after their publishing and investment in titles such as Tokyo Dark and Battalion 1944.

The event will also feature games writer Chris Bateman (Discworld Noir), with “A Short Narrative Design Survival guide” plus Stefano Petrullo, Renaissance PR with a talk on the current games promotion landscape. We’ll also hear from our newest member, developer Radical Forge, about their journey in games development so far.

Afterwards there will be drinks and networking. Thanks again to our generous sponsor Escape Technology and to Bruntwood for the meeting room at Platform Leeds.

Find out more about the event here – GR members attend for free. If you’re interested in finding out more about the network and how it could benefit your games business or university/college, please get in touch.

Update: Photo below! Plus there is a new presentation on “Pitching Tips” by Square Enix Collective on our SlideShare.