Game Republic, supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology, is having another #gamedevday on Thursday 27th April in Leeds as part of the Leeds International Festival.
The Game Republic event features an afternoon of games business talks from PlayStation VR, Yogscast, Creative England, the BFI and more special guests. In the evening, the Game Republic event is followed by GaMaYo (Game Makers Yorkshire) #12, a celebration of games development across the North of England, with more than 200 developers and a showcase of brand new games to play.
Game Republic is pleased to announce that Amazon Appstore is the Headline Sponsor for both the Game Republic and GaMaYo events on 27th April. The Amazon Appstore team will be around to talk to developers about their games about how best to get featured on Appstore and more. Amazon will also be running a GaMaYo competition on the night for the best mobile games with great prizes including a Fire TV console and Fire HD tablet.
Games developers can also also submit their game to the UK Developer Spotlight for a chance to be featured on Amazon Appstore UK, USA and Germany by using the special link – and the submission deadline has just been extended to the 26th May.
Game Republic members get access to both events for free. We’ll have a full report on this special event soon.
Game Republic is partnering again with the Develop: Brighton Conference, taking place from 11th – 13th July.
Develop: Brighton is the major game development business conference in the UK, featuring talks, interviews, an expo, the Develop Awards and many opportunities to network with hundreds of other games developers and publishers.
As an official partner, Game Republic can also offer our members 10% off the price of all tickets – including Early Bird offers and a new specially-priced new Micro Indie Pass for small games developers up to four people. More information on this year’s Develop: Brighton is on the website.
The next Game Republic, supported by Autodesk, event will be Storytelling in Games, on Thursday 23rd March at Game Makers Space in Leeds.
This special event will have presentations on the best ways developers can create amazing worlds, memorable characters and great stories in their games. Richard Cobbett (writer, Sunless Sea), Steve Ince (writer, Broken Sword) and Andy Campbell (Dreaming Methods) will discuss games writing and storytelling, plus there will be a panel where developers can ask questions on developing compelling narrative in their titles.
The event will also feature Mario Viviani and other guests from Amazon Appstore plus there will be a handy GDC 2017 round-up from Game Republic, including the latest news from all the major platform-holders such as Microsoft and Nintendo.
Afterwards there will be drinks and networking, and an opportunity to play some demos from developers based at Game Makers @ Futurelabs. Game Republic members go free – more information here.
Game Republic will attending the Game Developers Conference 2017 in San Francisco, USA, from 27th February to 3rd March, meeting platform-holders, publishers, journalists, game developers and investors, as well as promoting the Yorkshire and Humber region, and all our game developers and universities/colleges across the North of England.
We’ll be heading to the biggest event in the global games development calendar along with many of our members including Team17, Sumo Digital, University of Leeds, Revolution Software, Red Kite Games, University of York, BetaJester and many more. Game Republic will also be attending the Game Connection event – speed-dating for games businesses – on Tuesday 28th February, to meet more companies for business opportunities.
If you would like to know more about the Game Republic network, and our amazing games companies, educational partners and affiliates, get in touch and meet us in San Francisco.
The next Game Republic event, supported by Autodesk, is “Selling Your Game” which is in partnership with the University of York’s IGGI (Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence) PhD programme and the Department for International Trade, Exporting is Great initiative.
With hundreds of games launching every week on app stores, in retailers and on digital marketplaces, visibility for a game in the marketplace is, along with investment, is the biggest issue for games developers looking to sustain a successful business. Selling Your Game is a special GR event featuring platform-holders and experts in PR/marketing, journalism and international trade, to help any games company wanting to make their game stand out from the crowd.
Ago Simonetta from ID@Xbox will be joining the event to discuss the latest opportunities for games developers with Microsoft Xbox One and PC, as well as how the games platform can help developers market their game. We will also hear from Stefano Petrullo, from Renaissance PR, and Tracey McGarrigan, Ansible PR about games PR and marketing, including how to set about making a PR plan, handling your community, and making the most from attending games events.
There will be a talk from Gill Greaves from the Department for International Trade (DIT) Yorkshire & Humber on the Exporting is Great initiative and how they can help companies access international events and more. The event will conclude with a PR and marketing panel featuring all our guests and the addition of Ric Cowley, News Editor at PocketGamer.biz at Steel Media.
Before, during and after the event, attendees will also be able to view the IGGI PhD student projects in the Ron Cooke Hub, which will also be accompanies by drinks and networking from 5pm. This is a Game Republic member event – if you’re interested in finding out more about the network and how it could benefit your business, please contact us.