The next Game Republic event will be a live webinar on Thursday 11th June at 4pm entitled “Running a Games Business”!
The webinar will feature a specially-chosen panel of industry guests with advice on running games companies of various sizes – featuring Viktorya Hollings (Boomdash Digital and ex-PopCap), David Clark (Green Man Gaming, Cuba Entertainment) and Caspar Field (Talk Management and ex-Wish Studios).
Topics of discussion will include managing during a crisis, working from home, project management and hitting milestones, with a Q&A afterwards where GR members can ask questions. The event will also feature a short presentation by Anna Mansi (BFI) on the cultural test for Videogames Tax Relief.
This event is kindly sponsored by Barclays. If you would like to join Game Republic and get access to all our events, get in touch.
Game Republic is again hosting the Student Showcase – but this year’s event will be hosted online!
The Game Republic Student Showcase 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 Rebellion North Award for Game Art and Animation, the Revolution Software Award for Game Audio and the Red Kite Games Award for Game Technology. We’re pleased to announce that we have had 35 projects submitted for judging, which makes the Student Showcase 2020 our biggest showcase yet!
Game Republic will then host a special Student Showcase Award Show at 5pm on Tuesday 26th May where the games companies will announce live the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category. After the event, Game Republic will host a video of the winning entries. More than 100 previous Showcase participants have enjoyed placements and full-time jobs after the event at companies including Sumo Digital and Rockstar Leeds.
Check out a selection of this year’s fantastic projects in this Game Republic Student Showcase 2020 video below – and our winners are now listed here!
Game Republic’s next business event for members will be on Thursday 7th May with a digital version of GameDevDay, featuring a webinar with ID@Xbox, a virtual pub meet-up for Game Republic and GaMaYo members and a Slack thread to demo and show games and projects to various publishers and platform-holders.
Starting at 2pm is a webinar from Ago Simonetta, ID@Xbox, on the platform’s various opportunities including Game Pass, with a chance to ask questions after the main presentation. This event is for GR members only.
From 6pm will be the virtual pub meet-up for both GR and GaMaYo members, plus the opportunity to show new games and projects via our Slack group. To become a member of Game Republic, simply get in touch!
Game Republic’s next business webinar for members will be on Thursday 16th April at 4pm with Callum Underwood from major investor Kowloon Nights.
The company hosts a gaming fund supporting “exceptional developers from around the world”, which currently includes Godfall from The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda currently being developed for PlayStation 5 (pictured here), and Kowloon Nights have also attended the recent GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summits in Seattle and London in 2019.
Callum will talk about the vision of Kowloon Nights, the games fund, some of the titles they have signed so far and how you can apply – plus there’ll be an opportunity for a Q&A after the presentation. Game Republic members access this webinar for free – if you’re interested in joining, get in touch!
The next Game Republic business event for members will now be a live online webinar on Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 4pm.
The webinar, exclusively for GR members, will be a presentation by Arran Langmead, Epic Games, about the latest opportunities with Unreal Engine and funding such as the MegaGrants – followed by a live Q&A hosted by Game Republic.
Game Republic will also be hosting more exclusive online webinars with major international publishers and platform-holders in the next few months – stay tuned for news!