Game Republic to host Humble Bundle event on 24th June

Game Republic is to host its next online games business event with US-based publisher Humble Bundle on Thursday 24th June from 4pm.

Portfolio Director at Humble Bundle, John Polson, will join the event to chat about the latest opportunities with Humble including publishing and being part of their world-famous charity “bundles”. There will also be an opportunity for GR members to ask questions in this live online event.

We’ll also hear from the BFI’s Anna Mansi about the latest opportunities with funding and videogame tax relief and the UK Global Screen Fund, plus the Department for International Trade’s Richard Baigent about the Internationalisation Fund which provides companies with up to £9,000 match-funding towards attending international events.

GR members can attend for free – get in touch if you’d like more info on membership.

Major PC games publisher GOG joins event on Thursday 10th June

One of the world’s biggest DRM-free PC platform-holders and publishers – GOG – will join the next virtual Game Republic business event on Thursday 10th June at 4pm (UK BST).

GOG.com’s Global Communicatrion Managers Joanna Buganik and Marcin Traczyk, as well as Business Development Manager Adam Turek, will join this special Game Republic event about publishing games on their platform, including the opportunities, process and communication support.

The GOG team will also share more about GOG’s customer base, featuring and more – as well as opportunities with GOG Galaxy 2.0, which allows PC gamers to organise their games across one easy-to-use platform. Game Republic members receive exclusive access to this event – get in touch if you would like more information on joining.

Game Republic Student Showcase Online returns 26th May

The Game Republic Student Showcase Online returns again this year on Wednesday 26th May, with a special award show at 4pm.

The Game Republic Student Showcase has been running for more than a decade and is a competition for final-year and post-graduate students at our Educational Partner universities and colleges, who can submit their projects and games for five awards judged by our fantastic games company sponsors. The event is also kindly sponsored by Barclays.

This year’s awards include the Sumo Digital Award for Game Design, the Revolution Software Award for Game Audio, the Rebellion North Award for Game Art and Animation, and the Red Kite Games Award for Game Technology.

Game Republic will then host a special Student Showcase Award Show at 4pm on Wednesday 26th May where the games companies will announce live the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category. More than 100 previous Showcase participants have enjoyed placements and full-time jobs after the event at companies including Sumo Digital and Rockstar Leeds.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners have been announced here!

Here’s a video with highlights of some of the 47 entries – making it our biggest Showcase yet!

New publisher Secret Mode to attend Game Republic event 13th May

New games publisher Secret Mode, part of the Sumo Group, will attend and speak at the next Game Republic online business event on Thursday 13th May at 4pm.

Secret Mode is headed up by Director of Publishing, James Schall (ex-SEGA) with the company looking for “smaller gems – smart, creative games” to bring to market.

The event for GR members will also feature our latest member, Manchester-based media company By Gamers For Gamers (BGFG), who will talk about their current sites and how game developers can collaborate to promote their games and companies. We’ll also hear from GG Insurance who will discuss the top 5 essential things games developers need to cover in their company insurance.

If you would like to know more about Game Republic and how we can help your games company, university/college or affiliated company, get in touch.

Microsoft Xbox to attend Game Republic event on 29th April

Microsoft Xbox will be speaking at the next Game Republic business event for members on Thursday 29th April from 4pm.

Ben Robinson, Production Partner, Xbox, will present on the latest Xbox platform initiatives for developers including Game Pass. The Xbox talk will be followed by an opportunity for all Game Republic members to ask questions.

This GR online event is a fantastic opportunity to hear from one of the industry’s biggest platform-holders and discover the best ways to promote and sell your games on Xbox consoles and PC. If you are not a Game Republic member, would like to attend the event and also find out more about how the network can help your business, get in touch.