Game Republic Game Changers to celebrate “remarkable achievements” in York

ron cookeLorenzo Grimaldi, Senior Manager of Strategic Content for Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) will be leading discussions on funding opportunities and how to publish on PlayStation at a special Game Republic lunchtime event entitled Game Changers on Monday 12th September in York.

The event, part of a full day’s programme, will celebrate the achievements of a three-year project entitled NEMOG (New Economic Models and Opportunities for digital Games) which has provided new insights into business models and opportunities for the games industry. The Game Republic lunchtime discussions and networking will be followed by an afternoon of talks, panels, a showcase and drinks at the Ron Cooke Hub, home to York’s Digital Creativity Labs.

Peter Cowling Director of IGGI & Digital Creativity Labs is delighted to be celebrating the successes with the games industry: “In three years, NEMOG boasts some remarkable achievements, most notably that it provided the impetus for a further £30 million in funding for industry-focussed research in games and digital creativity. The Symposium will give us a chance to celebrate and show our new understanding in business models for games and game analytics gained in the 3 years of the NEMOG project, as well as welcome a keynote from the internationally renowned game analytics researcher, Anders Drachen.”

The lunchtime event, which is being sponsored by Garbutt + Elliott, will also include insights into Intellectual Property (IP) from solicitors 3volution and will be attended by numerous games companies from the North and by board members who have led the NEMOG programme.

Game Changers is free to members of Game Republic. To book tickets visit the website.

Garbutt + Elliott Sponsors Game Republic event in York

Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 13.07.19Yorkshire accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott is sponsoring a Game Republic event with a presentation from Lorenzo Grimaldi, Senior Manager of Strategic Content for Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) on 12th September in York.

The lunchtime event entitled Game Changers, will form part of the NEMOG conference and celebrations of achievements taking place at the Ron Cooke Hub, home to York’s Digital Creativity Labs.

Alongside networking and learning about funding and publishing, the Garbutt + Elliott sponsored Game Republic event will include insights into Intellectual Property (IP) from solicitors 3volution.

Managing Director of Game Republic Jamie Sefton said, “Garbutt + Elliott is a great company to have involved in this event and as an affiliate member of our network. Their expertise in investment, tax relief, R&D for tech companies make them a perfect match.”

Simon Palmer, Partner at Garbutt + Elliott added, “as a firm we are committed to sharing knowledge and supporting tech and games companies to grow. We are pleased to support the content of Game Changers centred on funding, publishing and IP and to join the wider NEMOG event celebrating achievements in games research conducted by Universities and businesses across the UK.”

Game Changers will be FREE to members of Game Republic and will form part of the celebrations of the work of researchers across the UK in developing intelligence on the new economic models and opportunities for the games industry.

To book tickets visit the event website. For more information on how to join Game Republic, use our contact form.

Gamescom 2016

gamescom-LogoGamescom 2016 will be taking place this year in Cologne from 17th-21st August, and is a major event on the games industry calendar.

Games industry organisation Ukie and UK Trade & Investment will be hosting a UK stand at the event, themed around the “Great British Tea Party”, and will host games companies – including many from Yorkshire and the North of England – looking for business opportunities.

As well as having a trade/industry element, Gamescom is also a huge games expo for the public, with major showings from games companies including Bandai Namco, Square-Enix, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.

For more details on the Gamescom event, including details of the live conference keynotes, hit the website.

Game Republic at Develop: Brighton 2016

logo_develop_brightonGame Republic is partnering with the Develop Conference 2016 this year, taking place from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th July in Brighton.

Develop: Brighton is the UK’s biggest games developer-focused event, featuring talks, an expo and special events on topics including investment, VR, games design, business development and marketing/PR. Guests include Head of Games at Kickstarter, Luke Crane, and Metal Gear Solid creator and games legend, Hideo Kojima.

As well as visiting the conference, Game Republic will be attending meetings over the three days and supporting members, including Team17 and Sigtrap Games, who are both finalists at the Develop Awards on Wednesday 13th July. If you would like a meeting with Game Republic in Brighton, please get in touch using our contact form.

Game Republic Summer Arcade Party 2016

MachinesOn Tuesday 28th June, Game Republic held its first Summer Arcade Party, partnered with Microsoft and sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd, Escape Technology and Autodesk.

The event, held at Dock29 in Leeds, began with talks from Microsoft, Garbutt & Elliott, Autodesk and Flix Interactive, then Game Republic members were also joined by a number of GaMaYo network members to enjoy drinks, street food and arcade machines provided by Replay Events.

Classic arcade machines included Pac-Man, Pole Position, Gorf, Donkey Kong (a very rare red machine that was converted from a RadarScope cabinet), Tempest, Space Invaders and Defender. Microsoft also gave an Xbox One away as a prize to Adam Boyne from GR member BetaJester, plus GR and GMY members raised a fantastic £170 for the chosen event charity SpecialEffect!

Nick Streeter from SpecialEffect said, “Huge thanks to all who attended the Game Republic Summer Arcade Party and raised a fantastic £170 for SpecialEffect. As the only charity of our type in the UK demand is growing all the time as more people with disabilities wanting to experience the joy of gaming.  We work across the Game Republic region and look forward to sharing stories with the network about the difference your support is making.”

If you would like to know more about joining Game Republic and member benefits, please hit the link.

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