Game Republic PR Special – Thursday 26th January, Sheffield

In the first event of 2023 – Game Republic’s 20th birthday year – our first event is on Thursday 26th January at the Showroom in Sheffield.

The event will feature talks and interviews to help game developers promote their game successfully, with a Q&A with Andy Kelly, PR person at publisher Devolver Digital, plus a presentation from games PR company Renaissance on top tips for getting your game noticed.

We’ll also have a presentation from training provider Mastered and drinks and networking afterwards. We’ll be collecting for Special Effect at this and every event in 2023 as part of our birthday celebrations to raise money all year for this amazing charity.

If you are interested in joining Game Republic to access our events, get in touch.


Next Level Free Mid-Level Games Industry Training for West Yorkshire Game Developers

Attention games professionals in West Yorkshire in mid-level roles! Thanks to the Leeds City Region LEP/ Creative Catalyst we have funding for free 6-month part-time training/mentoring to prepare you for a lead role in the games industry.

We’re particularly looking for mid-level Technical Artists and Technical Animators with 2-5 years experience either freelance or in a games company in West Yorkshire – but it can be other roles.

The mentoring is outside work hours (apart from 2 days), is from January – May, and includes advanced Unreal Engine training (includes Niagara VFX, Blueprints, Virtual Production and more), as well as legal, HR, finance, budgeting, scheduling and sustainability. Games companies – do think about suitable candidates in your staff, as they would be very welcome to apply.

Applications are open now with a deadline of 4th January – hit the link for more info. We are also looking for PAID games industry mentors too – if you’re interested, get in touch.

Game Republic Christmas Party, Quiz and Movie! Wednesday 14th December 2022

It’s Chriiiissssttttmaaaaaasssss! Yes our next event is the Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz 2022 on Wednesday 14th December, 7.30pm – 11pm at the Everyman Cinema in Leeds.

This year, as well as food, drinks, the legendary games quiz (with prizes), we’ll also watch a movie – and our members have chosen Die Hard – and enjoy popcorn.

Please note – the Christmas party currently takes place during a planned rail strike, so while we hope that it will be resolved, if it doesn’t, members will need to find alternative transport to the event.

Last year’s quiz winners were Revolution Software – will they retain the crown or will we see previous winners Red Kite Games or Team17 win it back? Or maybe a completely new quiz team? All will be discovered on the 14th December.

Our Christmas party is kindly sponsored and made possible by Barclays, XR Games and Red Kite Games. Game Republic is a paid membership network – if you’d like to join so you can attend our events and meet our brilliant games companies and universities/colleges, get in touch.

Edit – photos of the event now featured!

GameDevDay is back! Game Republic and GaMaYo events, 24th November, Leeds

GameDevDay returns to the games industry calendar, with both a Game Republic business event and GaMaYo evening networking on Thursday 24th November in Leeds! The events are kindly sponsored by Barclays, Escape Technology, Flix Interactive, Radical Forge, Hiro Capital, Creative Growth Finance and AWS.

The first event with Game Republic will be from 4pm – 6pm at Avenue HQ, East Parade in Leeds featuring presentations from ID@Xbox about opportunities on the platform, Hiro Capital on VC investment, Flix Interactive on working on Sea of Thieves and GAAS titles, Creative Growth Finance (Creative UK) on its funding for games companies and AWS Game Tech on its cloud technology for games.

Afterwards we’ll have the GaMaYo evening networking, from 6pm – 10.30pm at Aspire, with 200+ developers, drinks (including non-alcoholic), networking and 15 new games to play from Yorkshire and Northern developers.

Edit – photos of the event below!
















Game Republic at the Guildhall in York, Thursday 20th October

Game Republic’s next event will be at the beautiful restored Guildhall in York on Thursday 20th October, 4pm – 7pm, kindly sponsored by Barclays!

The event focuses on VR/AR/MR (as well as other games business areas) so we’ll be hearing from XR Stories, who are pioneering in storytelling in this area.

There’ll also be talks from Presentations include Josh Naylor (Gaming Partnerships & Developer Relations at HTC Vive) on opportunities on the Vive VR platform, Simon Benson (ex-PlayStation VR) discussing the current state-of-play in XR – and other major industry guests will be attending.

After the talks starting at 4.30pm, there will be drinks and networking. If you would like to attend this event, and all our Game Republic activity, get in touch about membership or sponsorship.

Edit: Photos from the event below!