Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz, Thursday 16th December 2021, Leeds

It’s back! The mighty return of the legendary Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz, taking place on Thursday 16th December 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 Christmas cheer with our members, many that have joined in that time. We’re also encouraging members to wear those Christmas jumpers and hats…
If you’d like to become a Game Republic member and access our events and services, please get in touch.

This is the final GR event of 2021 – we’ll be back in 2022 with the first event on Wednesday 19th January – details soon…


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!

Game Republic Summer Gathering on 28th July – our first physical event in 16 months!

Game Republic will be hosting its first physical industry meet-up in 16 months – a Summer Gathering on Wednesday 28th July from 5pm – 8pm outside at the Water Lane Boathouse in Leeds, kindly sponsored by Red Kite Games!

On the day GR will also release a video online with presentations from Simon Iwaniszak, CEO of Red Kite Games, plus Simon Smith, Senior Game Scout at Team17 – and both will be at the event to meet as well.

This is an informal, fun get-together and just a chance to meet face-to-face with games industry friends again – with an online presentation in case you can’t make it. We’re really excited to get back to hosting physical events – and we’ll have a mix of physical and online  industry events going forward from September with some major industry speakers and guests.

You can watch the Game Republic digital event online with Simon Iwaniszak from Red Kite Games and Simon Smith from Team17 here from 28th July 2021.

Edit: photos of the event added!