Game Republic is again supporting the essential, forward-looking GameHorizon games conference in Newcastle/Gateshead, 8-9 May. GameHorizon 2013 is now run by the company behind the Eurogamer.net and GamesIndustry International websites, and who also organise the fantastic Eurogamer Expo and Rezzed gaming events.
Speakers include Epic Games, Bossa Studios, Gamestick and Ubisoft Reflections, and the two-day event is hosted by Game Republic legend, Charles Cecil from Revolution Software. Early Bird rates of £180 for a two-day pass are available until 28th Feb. Hit the event website for details.
Huge congratulations to Game Republic members Sumo Digital, Team Cooper and Double Eleven, who have all been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA Games Award.
Sumo Digital, based in Sheffield, has been nominated in the Sports Fitness category for their development of Nike+ Kinect Training, while Team Cooper – also from Sheffield – has been nominated in the Online/Browser category for their great work on the CBBC game Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA!
Finally, Middlesbrough-based Double Eleven has been nominated in the Mobile & Handheld category for the development of the fantastic LittleBigPlanet Vita. The award ceremony will take place in London on Tuesday 5th March – best of luck to all our nominees!
The next Game Republic business networking event will take place on Tuesday 12th February in Leeds with Intel and Standfast Interactive.
If you are a Game Republic member, just sign up with your free code – or you can pay to attend. Alternatively, if you’d like to access this event for free (plus every monthly event for a year) contact jamie [at] gamerepublic [dot] net about membership. Game Republic is the biggest regional business-focused network with more than 50 members across Yorkshire, the north-west and north-east of England.
Happy New Year from Game Republic! The Yorkshire and north-of-England network and its members enjoyed a stellar year in 2012, doubling our membership to more than 50 and hosting business-focused events in Yorkshire and the north-east with the likes of GOG.com, Channel 4, BlackBerry, Eurogamer and Unity.
2013 marks the tenth birthday of Game Republic and will be an even busier year, with more networking events across the whole of the north, delivering more opportunities for games businesses, affiliates and educational partners – which now includes six universities with the recent addition of the University of York. The highlight of the Game Republic educational initiatives is the Student Showcase, which will again take place in May – details soon! Game Republic will also be present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, and the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March helping UK Trade & Investment deliver their support of Yorkshire & Humber games, digital and mobile businesses.
The first Game Republic networking event of 2013 is on Thursday 24th January in Sheffield with Microsoft discussing Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The event website is here – it’s free for Game Republic members, so if you’d like to know more about joining the biggest regional games business network in the UK, contact jamie [at] gamerepublic [dot] net.
UK Trade & Investment is supporting Yorkshire & Humber games/digital/web/mobile companies to attend the Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona, with an event this Monday 10th December at Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane in Leeds from 10am-2pm.
This is a free opportunity for games/digital/web/mobile companies in Yorkshire to find out more about what UKTI can offer and to sign-up to receive financial support to attend MWC from UKTI through the Passport to Export and Market Visit Support schemes.
There’ll be an opportunity to meet UKTI advisors, enjoy some lunch and hear talks by Tracy Muir, Limelight Software, and Nigel Little, Distinctive Games, about their experiences at the Mobile World Congress event.
For more information and to sign up to the event for free click here.