Game Republic Reception & Dinner at the Yorkshire Games Festival 2023

Our next event is a special Game Republic Member-Exclusive Dinner event in partnership with the National Science & Media Museum and the Yorkshire Games Festival on Wednesday 8th February 2023 – supported by our partners Red Kite Games, Barclays and Escape Technology!

Tickets include a special drinks reception (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) at the National Media Museum from 6.00pm, followed by a two-course dinner at MyLahore restaurant from 7.20pm (non-alcoholic drinks). The reception and dinner will be attended by Game Republic members, National Science & Media Museum guests – including BAFTA representatives – and Yorkshire Games Festival speakers.

We’ll be collecting for SpecialEffect at this and every event in 2023 as part of our 20th birthday celebrations to raise money all year for this amazing charity. If you can, please donate.

The Yorkshire Games Festival is from 4 – 10 February at the National Science and Media Museum, and includes a free Family Weekend (4-5 Feb), Schools events, a BAFTA panel celebrating the Yorkshire games industry, and two days of industry Game Talks – you can have a 10% discount on these by using the code YGFGR10 on the YGF website.

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!