Game Republic XR/VR Special Event – Thursday 24th September

The next Game Republic online event will be an XR/VR special on Thursday 24th September.

The event will be a great opportunity to catch up on the latest development and funding info from the virtual world of XR, with talks from XR Stories (University of York) and hugely successful UK game developer nDreams who have just launched their latest title Phantom Covert Ops.

We’ll also have Cooperative Innovations taking part in the XR/VR panel – the Leeds-based developers have also just released their new game Spaceteam VR – and there will be another major VR industry guest TBC.

Game Republic members will also be able to ask questions about any aspect of XR development and find out the latest on new VR and AR hardware. If you would like to know more about joining Game Republic and accessing all our events and webinars, get in touch.


Games Funding Special – Tuesday 1st September

Game Republic will host a games funding special webinar on Tuesday 1st September with two major funders of games developers.

The event will feature presentations and Q&As from UK Games Fund and Creative England; UK Games Fund will give an update on its funding for games developers of all sizes and experience, including the student-focused Tranzfuser scheme, while Creative England will outline the various initiatives it has for games companies for funding, mentoring and scaling-up.

STOP PRESS! The Department for International Trade will also give us an update on their funding for attending international events (real and virtual).

Game Republic members can access all our events and webinars for free – if you need more info on joining, get in touch.

DIT announces Gamescom/Devcom Funding for Yorkshire and Northern England Games Companies

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has just launched a virtual Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Gamescom/Devcom from 17 – 30 August – and all participating games companies from Yorkshire and the North of England can receive 50% funding!

The mission is part of Ukie’s Gamescom/Devcom presence at the virtual show, which has both business and consumer elements, including access to the MeetToMatch system for video meetings with publishers and platform-holders. As well as the Ukie activities and the Gamescom/Devcom events, the DIT with Game Republic  is also hosting exclusive webinars for NPH companies including one featuring how to build your brand at international events, another on best practice for video meetings and roundtables with major industry companies including SEGA.

Packages start at just £300 + VAT – and all eligible companies will receive 50% funding, meaning the cost reduces to only £150 + VAT minimum to take part in one of the world’s biggest games events. To register your interest in the DIT NPH games mission to Gamescom and Devcom, sign up here – but be quick as there are limited places!

Game Republic Summer Arcade Party Online – 22nd July

Game Republic is hosting its annual Summer Arcade Party on Wednesday 22nd July, this year online and with the kind sponsorship of Escape Technology!

The event is free for Game Republic members but is also available for anyone to take part via a paid ticket with all proceeds going to the charity Special Effect.

The Game Republic Summer Arcade Party Online ticket includes 3 free classic coin-op games from Bandai Namco – Pac-Man, Dig-Dug and Galaga – on PC Steam (via a gift) or Xbox One store code. You also receive an invite to a Game Republic Zoom meet-up, which from 7pm – 9pm on 22nd July will show live games and have the high scores from the three featured games. The attendees with the best high scores for each game on the night will win prizes (one per household)!

Edit: Final winners who all receive a £25 game voucher!
Andrew Crawshaw (Thunk’d) – Galaga – 65,290
Nat Waterworth (Indie-Shark Games) – Pac-Man – 37,080
Paul Jervis (Twelve Oaks Software) – Dig Dug – 15,960

Games Jobs Live: Game Republic Recruitment Event – 14th July

Game Republic is co-hosting its first games industry recruitment event on Tuesday 14th July – Games Jobs Live: Game Republic, sponsored by Red Kite Games and Sumo Digital.

This FREE online event is for anyone 18+ from graduate level to industry professional interested in a job in the Yorkshire and Northern England games industry, with presentations from games companies Sumo Digital, Red Kite Games, Huey Games, Rebellion North, Game Works and Team17, followed by an opportunity to chat with the companies on Discord to enquire about vacancies, post CVs and portfolios and request a private chat.

Game Republic is actively encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds to take part in Games Jobs Live. You can now view all the presentations from our games companies below.