Events Archive

Game Republic Events Archive

Thursday 19th September 2019
Venue: Sheffield Kollider powered by Barclays
Game Republic business event featuring Failbetter Games, PitStop Productions.
Includes entry to Sumo Digital’s Riverside Games Night!







Wednesday 24th July
Venue – Leeds Arcade Club
Game Republic Summer Arcade Party 2019!
Headline Sponsor: Escape Technology
Sponsor: Red Kite Games
GR members go free!







Monday 3rd June
University of Hull
Game Republic Student Showcase 2019!
Kindly sponsored by Sumo Digital, Revolution Software, Rebellion North and Red Kite Games







Thursday 9th May
Game Republic/GaMaYo GameDevDay 6
Featuring both Game Republic and GaMaYo events!
Kindly sponsored by ChilliConnect, Escape Technology and Rebellion







Thursday 18th April
Game Republic featuring Philip Oliver (GameDragons), Damian Murphy (XR Stories) and Noirin Carmody (Revolution – pictured here)
Venue – York St John University







Thursday 7th March
GameDev Knowledge Share Special!
Venue – Avenue HQ Leeds







Wednesday 6th February
Game Republic Speakers Reception & Dinner
Yorkshire Games Festival
Sponsored by Red Kite Games












Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Sheffield featuring DocFest, Realised Realities, Reflex Arc, ImmerseUK and Hammerhead VR








Tuesday 11th December
Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz
Sponsored by Red Kite Games







Thursday 22nd November
Game Republic & GaMaYo events
Kindly sponsored by Fourth Floor Creative, Samsung and Sheridans







Wednesday 17th October
GameMakers @ Platform, Leeds
Green Man Gaming, KTN and Shoosmiths







Thursday 27th September 2018
Sheffield Kollider
Featuring Identity Spark, PlayWerks, Shoosmiths and ADV
Followed by the Sumo Digital Riverside Games Night







Wednesday 18th July 2018
Game Republic Summer Party
Sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd







Thursday 7th June 2018
Game Republic Student Showcase 2018
Leeds Beckett University
Sponsored by Red Kite Games, Sumo Digital and Revolution Software







Thursday 3rd May 2018
Game Republic & GaMaYo
Partnered with the Leeds International Festival
Also sponsored by Unity, PlayIgnite and Eaton Smith







Wednesday 4th April
York St John University
Business of Games event featuring Renaissance PR & Revolution Software







Wednesday 21st February
iOS Special- featuring Travis Ryan from Dumpling Design discussing Smash Tanks! and ARKit
iOS event






Wednesday 24th January 2018
Sheffield Hallam University
Cutting-edge VR/MR/AR talks from SIE PlayStation developer relations, VISR VR, Realised Realities, Creative Europe and Cooperative Innovations plus playable demos, drinks and networking.






Wednesday 13th December
Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz
Featuring food, drinks and the Christmas Quiz (won by Red Kite Games) – plus a prize draw that raised £175 for Save the Children






Thursday 16th November
Game Republic and GaMaYo events, Leeds
Headline Sponsor Amazon Appstore. Also sponsored by Boneloaf







Wednesday 8th November
Game Republic Speakers Dinner
Yorkshire Games Festival, Bradford
Sponsored by Red Kite Games






Wed 18th October
Mobile Games Special
Sponsored by Samsung
Showroom, Sheffield







Thursday 14th September
Game Changers Lunch
IGGI Conference, University of York
Sponsored by Spirit AI and featuring Sony XDev & Ukie






Wed 5th July 2017
Game Republic Summer Arcade Party
Sponsored by Escape Technology, Autodesk, Revolution Software and Insight Studios.

GR Summer Party photo







Thursday 8th June
Game Republic Student Showcase 2017

University of Leeds
Kindly sponsored by Sumo Digital, Revolution and Red Kite Games. Also featuring a talk by Microsoft HoloLens.

Gaming Conference at Uni. of Leeds. 8th June 2017. © Victor De Jesus

Gaming Conference at Uni. of Leeds.
8th June 2017.
© Victor De Jesus









Thursday 27th April 2017
Headline sponsor, Amazon Appstore and supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology with sponsor Leeds International Festival
Game Republic event featuring PlayStation VR, Amazon Appstore, Yogscast and more. Followed in the evening by GaMaYo #12, with more than 250 developers attending, 20+ games on-show and a competition from Amazon Appstore.

Game Republic 1 GaMaYo 7













Thursday 23rd March 2017

Storytelling in Games 
Leeds, Game Makers Space
Featured Richard Cobbett (writer, Sunless Sea), Steve Ince (writer, Broken Sword) and Andy Campbell (Dreaming Methods) and John Dennis (Insight Studios) discussing games writing and story development. The event also featured Mario Viviani from Amazon Appstore

GR Storytelling Panel copy







Thursday 16th February 2017

University of York, DC Labs
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Selling Your Game
PR & Marketing for small games developers
Featured Stefano Petrullo, Renaissance PR
York and Ago Simonetta, ID@Xbox. Plus the Department for International Trade

GR Selling Your Game event York 16th Feb 2017 copy







Wednesday 25th January 2017
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Featuring talks from Atomhawk, Dubit Ltd, Sigtrap and DC Labs. Sponsored by DC Labs and in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University








Wednesday 7th December
Game Republic Christmas Quiz Party!
Hosted at the Adelphi Hotel, Leeds – 6pm – 11pm
Game Republic is supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology. The event was sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd.








Thursday 24th November 2016
Game Republic, supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology presented #GameDevDay at FutureLabs Leeds. Headline Sponsored by Creative England GamesLab Leeds, who announced their new funding and business support initiative – with sponsors Escape Technology and HP, Merge Games and the University of Leeds.

Followed by GaMaYo #11 at Shooters, Leeds – Headline Sponsored by Creative England GamesLab Leeds – with sponsors Escape Technology and HP, Merge Games and the University of Leeds.








9th November – 13th November 2016
Yorkshire Games Festival at the National Media Museum
Includes talks by John Romero (Doom), Brenda Romero (Wizardry), Charles Cecil (Revolution) and Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider) and a Yorkshire Games Showcase featuring Sumo Digital, Team17, Kotori Studios, Red Kite Games, Dumpling Design, Sigtrap and more.












Thursday 10th November 6.30pm – 10pm
Exclusive Game Republic Speakers Dinner
Sponsored by Red Kite Games, Escape Technology and HP
Special exclusive members event in partnership with the National Media Museum and the Yorkshire Games Festival in Bradford, and featured special guests and speakers from the festival including John Romero and Brenda Romero.












Wednesday 19th October
Mobile Games Design
featuring a talk by Simon Iwaniszak, MD, Red Kite Games on “Developing Profitable Premium Mobile Games” and Nigel Little, MD, Distinctive Games on “Success with Free-to-Play Games” – plus a Q&A.
Announcement of Game Republic’s official support from Autodesk.












Monday 12th September 2016

Game Changers Lunch in York with Sony

Game Republic Game Changers lunchtime event was sponsored by Garbutt+Elliott and featured a talk by Sony Producer Strategic Content about Playstation opportunities and 3volution on IP. The event included over 60 attendees from 40+ developers who also joined the NEMOG conference for talks about game analytics, data and business models.









Tuesday 28th June, 2016

Game Republic Summer Arcade Party partnered with Microsoft and sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd, Escape Technology and Autodesk. Also featuring talks by Garbutt & Elliott and Flix Interactive.

Arcade party 1












Thursday 2nd June 2016, Sheffield

The Game Republic Student Showcase 2016 featuring BBC Worldwide and sponsored by Sumo Digital, Revolution, Dubit Ltd and Insight Studios Ltd. Full Report here.

Rockstar Leeds










Wednesday 18th May, Leeds

Amazon Appstore

Thursday 21st April, Leeds (Included GaMaYo event)

Yogscast and Keymailer. Plus Authentic Media about games funding opportunities.












Thursday 3rd March 2016, Leeds

In association with Ukie. Special “Growing Your Games Business” event featuring IBM Softlayer, Sheridans, Eaton Smith, Sumo and Red Kite Games.

Tuesday 17th February 2016, York

Devolver Digital

Wednesday 20th January 2016, Sheffield

Games funding special, with the UK Games Fund, Creative England and Creative Europe.

Tuesday 15th December 2015, Leeds

4pm – 6pm – iOS special

6pm – 11pm – Game Republic Christmas Party! 6pm until late
Kindly sponsored by Autodesk and Testology.

Wednesday 30th September in Leeds

Autodesk & Simplygon

Tuesday 20th October in Sheffield – sponsored by Testology

All 4 Games

Tuesday 28th July, Leeds College of Art

Ella Romanos, Tenshi Grants and Griff Parry, GameSparks

Wednesday 1st July, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

Stefano Petrullo, ex-Senior PR Manager at Ubisoft and Richard Rose, KPMG

Tuesday 2nd June, University of York

Game Republic Student Showcase 2015 – report here.

Tuesday 12th May, Huddersfield

Google UK videoconference

Thursday 30th April, Leeds

Agostino Simonetta, Charlie Skilbeck and the Microsoft ID@Xbox team

Wednesday 25th March, Sheffield

Spencer Low, Producer, Strategic Content at SCEE

Tuesday 27th January 2015, Sheffield

Ste Curran (Agency For Games) and John Sanderson (Pit Stop Productions).

Tuesday 9th December 2014, Leeds

The Game Republic Christmas Party! Kindly sponsored by AMD, 1001 Ways To Die and Insight For Hire.
Featured Kevin Strange from AMD, our Christmas Quiz, drinks, and food!

Thursday 27th November 2014, Sheffield

In partnership with Autodesk and Jigsaw
Featured Phil Scott from NVIDIA and Graham Bell from Autodesk – plus Jigsaw.

Thursday 13th November, Leeds

Featured Ed Valiente and Takashi Ebiike from Nintendo.

Wednesday 5th November, Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University

Featured a talk from Francesca Walker, Creative Europe.

Wednesday 8th October, Leeds
Leeds College of Art

In partnership with Autodesk and Bluegfx.
Featured a talk from Autodesk and also a session from Joe Robins, Unity 3D and Come Tremeau, Pollen VC.

Tuesday 26th August, Leeds

Event in association with Ukie – Games Tax Relief

Thursday 26th June 2014, Leeds

iOS8 event

Tuesday 3rd June 2014, Huddersfield

Game Republic Student Showcase 2014 featuring Oculus VR and NVIDIA. Kindly sponsored by Rockstar Leeds, Sumo Digital, Just Add Water and Four Door Lemon.

Thursday 22nd May 2014, Leeds

GR event with Rich Keith, Yogscast.

Thursday 24th April 2014, Leeds

GR networking event with Microsoft’s Lee Stott.

Wednesday 2nd April 2014, Sheffield

GR event with Matt Hatherly, Developer Relations, Amazon UK

Thursday 27th February 2014, Huddersfield

Game Republic/Ukie PR/Marketing event

Tuesday 28th January 2014, Sheffield

Koch Media/Deep Silver and the Technology Strategy Board (IC Tomorrow)


Tuesday 10th December 2013, Leeds

Game Republic Christmas Party – featuring Square-Enix and sponsored by GameSparks

Thursday 7th November 2013, Leeds

SCEE – special PlayStation 4 and PS Vita presentation
Agostino Simonetta, Kish Hirani, Patrick Connor, Ian Pickles

Thursday 17th October, Leeds

Game Republic 10th Birthday Party

Wednesday 3rd October 2013, Sheffield

Andy Payne, Havok

Kevin Booth, Autodesk

Thursday 12th September 2013, Leeds

Games funding special

Tuesday 23rd July 2013, Sheffield


Wednesday 1st May 2013, Leeds

Pete Smith from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe XDev based in Liverpool presented upcoming opportunities on Sony platforms and an invaluable presentation on how to pitch your game to publishers – what to do to get your game across successfully and what to avoid!

Tuesday 12th March 2013, Sheffield

Charles Cecil, Revolution Software, on the company’s recent Broken Sword Kickstarter campaign

Robin Cramp, BBC Connected Studio, with new opportunities for apps and game development at the BBC

Tuesday 12th February 2013, Leeds

Intel and Standfast Interactive

Thursday 24th January 2013, Sheffield

Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone


Wednesday 12th December 2012, Leeds

Game Republic Christmas Party
Sponsored by Ubisoft Reflections

Featuring the Game Republic Christmas Quiz – with prizes!

Special Event: Wednesday 5th December 2012, Newcastle
Game Republic/Eurogamer GameHorizon Conference launch

Live Theatre, Quayside, Newcastle – 6pm-9pm
Included a panel – “Marketing Your Game” with Charles Cecil (Revolution), Simon Byron (Premier PR), Kirsten Kearney (Thumbstar) and Matt Martin (Games Industry International)

Monday 19th November, 2012, Leeds

iOS event, Leeds

Thursday 25th October, 2012, Leeds
Sponsored by HowarthLynch

Howarth Lynch delivered a session on R&D tax credits
Glen Robinson, Amazon Web Services UK, discussed the company’s web services and the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Ignacio Gomez also joined us from Amazon UK

Thursday 6th September 2012, Leeds

GameDev night with TIGA

Featuring Volker Hirsch, BlackBerry

Thursday 26th July 2012, Leeds
Sponsored by Localsoft

Philip Morris, International Sales, Localsoft
Fred Hasson, CEO, Games Capital

Wednesday 4th July 2012, Sheffield

Colin Macdonald, Commissioning Editor for Games, Channel 4

Sheffield Workstation

29th May 2012, Bradford
Game Republic Student Showcase 2012

Featuring Andy Brammall, Unity
University of Bradford

9th April 2012

Apple iOS
NTi, Leeds

30th March 2012

Screen Yorkshire Content Fund
Electric Works, Sheffield

27th February
St John’s University, York
26th January 2012

Microsoft Windows Phone event
Leeds NTi

1st December 2011

SCEE PlayStation event
Sheffield Hallam University

11th November 2011

OnLive event
Round Foundry, Leeds

27th October 2011

Networking event – Round Foundry, Leeds

25th August

Networking event – Sheffield
BBC Fiction Factory & Steel Minions (Sheffield Hallam)

27th July

Networking event – Leeds Mint

21st June 2011

Thanks to everyone who attended our Game Republic members-only event on Tuesday 21st June 2011, Showroom 5, Sheffield – “Meet Unity Technologies”.

The event featured:

Andy Brammall (Unity Technologies) talked about opportunities for developers using the Unity engine.

20th April 2011

Thanks to everyone who attended our Game Republic members-only event – 20th April 2011, Sheffield – “App Store Masterclass” kindly sponsored by Sumo Digital.

The event featured:

Nigel Little (Distinctive Games) talking about his company’s experiences of going “freemium” with their title Football Kicks – which went to number one in the UK iOS App Store in February.
Charles Cecil (Revolution Software) delivering a session about lessons learned from his launches of Broken Sword on the iOS App Store – including successes including the “12 Days of Christmas” promotion.

Plus a fascinating talk from Toru Sasaki, Active Gaming Media, about the forthcoming UKTI games mission to the Tokyo Game Show in September.