Game Republic Reception and Dinner at the Yorkshire Games Festival, 17th February

Leeds-based game developer Cooperative Innovations dining with YGF speaker Rami Ismail from Vlambeer in 2019

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Game Republic returns to the Yorkshire Games Festival to host a special drinks reception and dinner in partnership with the National Science & Media Museum in Bradford on Thursday 17th February 2022, kindly sponsored by Barclays and Escape Technology.

The evening event begins at 6pm with a drinks reception in the Games Lounge at the National Science and Media Museum, followed by a curry meal at Omar Khan’s restaurant nearby.

The reception and dinner will be attended by Game Republic members, festival organisers and games industry speakers at the YGF, including guests from games news site Nintendo Life, and companies Team17, XR Games, Supermassive, Playground and Rocksteady.

Anyone attending the event has to wear a mask in the museum’s public areas (not in the reception) and for the dinner, attendees must be vaccinated and also have had a negative LFT on the day.

Tickets are available here – and with a special member code are just £18 (plus VAT) – for more info on membership of Game Republic, please get in touch.

As for the main Yorkshire Games Festival 2022, tickets are now available for the Game Talks taking place on 17th and 18th February, and there is also a Schools Day, Careers Lounge and Let’s Play Family Weekend on 12th and 13th February – and GR members again receive a discount. For more info, check out the site here.

Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz – NEW DATE Wed 26th Jan, Leeds

UPDATE! We’ll now be hosting our Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz on Wednesday 26th January at Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds from 6pm. Big thanks to our Main Sponsor Red Kite Games, and also our sponsor Escape Technology.

GR members can enjoy drinks, Christmas food (pizzas and mince pies – the classic combo) and our games-themed quiz with prizes!

This is our first Game Republic Christmas Party in two years, so we’re looking forward to sharing some New Year cheer with our members, many that have joined in that time. We’re also encouraging members to still wear those Christmas jumpers and hats in January…
If you’d like to become a Game Republic member and access our events and services, please get in touch.


Game Republic to host Yogscast Games in Leeds this November

Game Republic’s next industry event is on Thursday 18th November at Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds with speaker and sponsor Yogscast Games!

Simon Byron, Director of Publishing at Yogscast Games will be speaking about the new publishing outfit for the famous streaming/influencer brand, with a talk on what they are looking for from developers and what influences the decision of publishers on whether to sign a game.

We’ll also hear from Laura Harper at Irwin Mitchell about publisher contracts, including some invaluable advice on what to make sure you include – plus Michelle Cooper from the Department for International Trade (DIT) will present about opportunities for games companies to receive up to £9,000 match-funding to international events such as GDC.

Afterwards there’ll be drinks, pizza and networking until 8pm. If you’d like to attend, get in touch about becoming a member of Game Republic.

EDIT: Photos from the event below!

Sell your game! Game Republic host games PR and journalism online event, 20th October

Game Republic is hosting a members-only online event on Wednesday 20th October from 4pm aimed at helping developers get their game noticed and hopefully, sell more games to fans.

The event will feature an interview with Editor-in-Chief of major games site Videogames Chronicle (VGC), Andy Robinson, on what developers need to do to ensure they grab the attention of games journalists and influencers.

This special online event will also feature Renaissance PR, talking on PR and marketing, and how to build your community and audience for your games. We will also be joined by the exciting new Indielab Games Accelerator for West Yorkshire, which launches for applications next Tuesday 19th! This is a fantastic opportunity for game developers in West Yorkshire, presenting an accelerator programme designed specifically for games studios looking to grow and expand, and starts in Leeds early 2022, with five months of dedicated in-person and virtual sessions on all aspects of how to commercialise your studio, as well as raise project and equity investment.

Ella Romanos and Victoria Powell from Indielab will join us to chat about this FREE accelerator, and to explain how to apply and increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme.

EDIT: Watch the full video of the event below!

Game Republic Live at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield this September!

Game Republic’s next live event will be at the superb National Videogame Museum on Wednesday 22nd September from 3.30pm – 6.30pm, kindly sponsored by Barclays and Escape Technology.

The exclusive members event will begin with an hour of playing games from the brilliant classic games collection at the NVM, then a presentation featuring Merge Games discussing publishing, plus talks from Barclays and HOST Salford. There’s also an opportunity to play Zool: Redimensioned, created by Sumo’s Game Academy. Afterwards there’ll be drinks, networking and more playing games at the museum!

The museum has ventilation, sanitisation of the games machines and good distance between seating for the presentations, and all attendees will be vaccinated to keep everyone safe while we enjoy the event.

Edit – photos of the actual event added below!