Game Republic Events Archive
Thursday 27th September 2018
Featuring Identity Spark, PlayWerks, Shoosmiths and ADV
Wednesday 18th July 2018
Game Republic Summer Party
Sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd
Thursday 7th June 2018
Game Republic Student Showcase 2018
Leeds Beckett University
Sponsored by Red Kite Games, Sumo Digital and Revolution Software
Thursday 3rd May 2018
Game Republic & GaMaYo
Partnered with the Leeds International Festival
Also sponsored by Unity, PlayIgnite and Eaton Smith
Wednesday 4th April
York St John University
Business of Games event featuring Renaissance PR & Revolution Software
Wednesday 21st February
iOS Special- featuring Travis Ryan from Dumpling Design discussing Smash Tanks! and ARKit
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Sheffield Hallam University
Cutting-edge VR/MR/AR talks from SIE PlayStation developer relations, VISR VR, Realised Realities, Creative Europe and Cooperative Innovations plus playable demos, drinks and networking.
Wednesday 13th December
Game Republic Christmas Party & Quiz
Featuring food, drinks and the Christmas Quiz (won by Red Kite Games) – plus a prize draw that raised £175 for Save the Children
Thursday 16th November
Game Republic and GaMaYo events, Leeds
Headline Sponsor Amazon Appstore. Also sponsored by Boneloaf
Wednesday 8th November
Game Republic Speakers Dinner
Yorkshire Games Festival, Bradford
Sponsored by Red Kite Games
Wed 18th October
Mobile Games Special
Sponsored by Samsung
Thursday 14th September
Game Changers Lunch
IGGI Conference, University of York
Sponsored by Spirit AI and featuring Sony XDev & Ukie
Wed 5th July 2017
Game Republic Summer Arcade Party
Sponsored by Escape Technology, Autodesk, Revolution Software and Insight Studios.
Thursday 8th June
Game Republic Student Showcase 2017
University of Leeds
Kindly sponsored by Sumo Digital, Revolution and Red Kite Games. Also featuring a talk by Microsoft HoloLens.
Thursday 27th April 2017
Headline sponsor, Amazon Appstore and supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology with sponsor Leeds International Festival
Game Republic event featuring PlayStation VR, Amazon Appstore, Yogscast and more. Followed in the evening by GaMaYo #12, with more than 250 developers attending, 20+ games on-show and a competition from Amazon Appstore.
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Storytelling in Games
Leeds, Game Makers Space
Featured Richard Cobbett (writer, Sunless Sea), Steve Ince (writer, Broken Sword) and Andy Campbell (Dreaming Methods) and John Dennis (Insight Studios) discussing games writing and story development. The event also featured Mario Viviani from Amazon Appstore
Thursday 16th February 2017
University of York, DC Labs
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Selling Your Game
PR & Marketing for small games developers
Featured Stefano Petrullo, Renaissance PR
York and Ago Simonetta, ID@Xbox. Plus the Department for International Trade
Wednesday 25th January 2017
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Featuring talks from Atomhawk, Dubit Ltd, Sigtrap and DC Labs. Sponsored by DC Labs and in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University
Wednesday 7th December
Game Republic Christmas Quiz Party!
Hosted at the Adelphi Hotel, Leeds – 6pm – 11pm
Game Republic is supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology. The event was sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd.
Thursday 24th November 2016
Game Republic, supported by Autodesk and Escape Technology presented #GameDevDay at FutureLabs Leeds. Headline Sponsored by Creative England GamesLab Leeds, who announced their new funding and business support initiative – with sponsors Escape Technology and HP, Merge Games and the University of Leeds.
Followed by GaMaYo #11 at Shooters, Leeds – Headline Sponsored by Creative England GamesLab Leeds – with sponsors Escape Technology and HP, Merge Games and the University of Leeds.
9th November – 13th November 2016
Yorkshire Games Festival at the National Media Museum
Includes talks by John Romero (Doom), Brenda Romero (Wizardry), Charles Cecil (Revolution) and Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider) and a Yorkshire Games Showcase featuring Sumo Digital, Team17, Kotori Studios, Red Kite Games, Dumpling Design, Sigtrap and more.
Thursday 10th November 6.30pm – 10pm
Exclusive Game Republic Speakers Dinner
Sponsored by Red Kite Games, Escape Technology and HP
Special exclusive members event in partnership with the National Media Museum and the Yorkshire Games Festival in Bradford, and featured special guests and speakers from the festival including John Romero and Brenda Romero.
Wednesday 19th October
Mobile Games Design
featuring a talk by Simon Iwaniszak, MD, Red Kite Games on “Developing Profitable Premium Mobile Games” and Nigel Little, MD, Distinctive Games on “Success with Free-to-Play Games” – plus a Q&A.
Announcement of Game Republic’s official support from Autodesk.
Monday 12th September 2016
Game Changers Lunch in York with Sony
Game Republic Game Changers lunchtime event was sponsored by Garbutt+Elliott and featured a talk by Sony Producer Strategic Content about Playstation opportunities and 3volution on IP. The event included over 60 attendees from 40+ developers who also joined the NEMOG conference for talks about game analytics, data and business models.
Tuesday 28th June, 2016
Game Republic Summer Arcade Party partnered with Microsoft and sponsored by Insight Studios Ltd, Escape Technology and Autodesk. Also featuring talks by Garbutt & Elliott and Flix Interactive.
Thursday 2nd June 2016, Sheffield
The Game Republic Student Showcase 2016 featuring BBC Worldwide and sponsored by Sumo Digital, Revolution, Dubit Ltd and Insight Studios Ltd. Full Report here.
Wednesday 18th May, Leeds
Thursday 21st April, Leeds (Included GaMaYo event)
Yogscast and Keymailer. Plus Authentic Media about games funding opportunities.
Thursday 3rd March 2016, Leeds
In association with Ukie. Special “Growing Your Games Business” event featuring IBM Softlayer, Sheridans, Eaton Smith, Sumo and Red Kite Games.
Tuesday 17th February 2016, York
Wednesday 20th January 2016, Sheffield
Games funding special, with the UK Games Fund, Creative England and Creative Europe.
Tuesday 15th December 2015, Leeds
4pm – 6pm – iOS special
6pm – 11pm – Game Republic Christmas Party! 6pm until late
Kindly sponsored by Autodesk and Testology.
Wednesday 30th September in Leeds
Autodesk & Simplygon
Tuesday 20th October in Sheffield – sponsored by Testology
All 4 Games
Tuesday 28th July, Leeds College of Art
Ella Romanos, Tenshi Grants and Griff Parry, GameSparks
Wednesday 1st July, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
Stefano Petrullo, ex-Senior PR Manager at Ubisoft and Richard Rose, KPMG
Tuesday 2nd June, University of York
Game Republic Student Showcase 2015 – report here.
Tuesday 12th May, Huddersfield
Google UK videoconference
Thursday 30th April, Leeds
Agostino Simonetta, Charlie Skilbeck and the Microsoft ID@Xbox team
Wednesday 25th March, Sheffield
Spencer Low, Producer, Strategic Content at SCEE
Tuesday 27th January 2015, Sheffield
Ste Curran (Agency For Games) and John Sanderson (Pit Stop Productions).
Tuesday 9th December 2014, Leeds
The Game Republic Christmas Party! Kindly sponsored by AMD, 1001 Ways To Die and Insight For Hire.
Featured Kevin Strange from AMD, our Christmas Quiz, drinks, and food!
Thursday 27th November 2014, Sheffield
In partnership with Autodesk and Jigsaw
Featured Phil Scott from NVIDIA and Graham Bell from Autodesk – plus Jigsaw.
Thursday 13th November, Leeds
Featured Ed Valiente and Takashi Ebiike from Nintendo.
Wednesday 5th November, Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
Featured a talk from Francesca Walker, Creative Europe.
Wednesday 8th October, Leeds
Leeds College of Art
In partnership with Autodesk and Bluegfx.
Featured a talk from Autodesk and also a session from Joe Robins, Unity 3D and Come Tremeau, Pollen VC.
Tuesday 26th August, Leeds
Event in association with Ukie – Games Tax Relief
Thursday 26th June 2014, Leeds
Tuesday 3rd June 2014, Huddersfield
Game Republic Student Showcase 2014 featuring Oculus VR and NVIDIA. Kindly sponsored by Rockstar Leeds, Sumo Digital, Just Add Water and Four Door Lemon.
Thursday 22nd May 2014, Leeds
GR event with Rich Keith, Yogscast.
Thursday 24th April 2014, Leeds
GR networking event with Microsoft’s Lee Stott.
Wednesday 2nd April 2014, Sheffield
GR event with Matt Hatherly, Developer Relations, Amazon UK
Thursday 27th February 2014, Huddersfield
Game Republic/Ukie PR/Marketing event
Tuesday 28th January 2014, Sheffield
Koch Media/Deep Silver and the Technology Strategy Board (IC Tomorrow)
Tuesday 10th December 2013, Leeds
Game Republic Christmas Party – featuring Square-Enix and sponsored by GameSparks
Thursday 7th November 2013, Leeds
SCEE – special PlayStation 4 and PS Vita presentation
Agostino Simonetta, Kish Hirani, Patrick Connor, Ian Pickles
Thursday 17th October, Leeds
Game Republic 10th Birthday Party
Wednesday 3rd October 2013, Sheffield
Andy Payne, Havok
Kevin Booth, Autodesk
Thursday 12th September 2013, Leeds
Games funding special
Tuesday 23rd July 2013, Sheffield
Wednesday 1st May 2013, Leeds
Pete Smith from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe XDev based in Liverpool presented upcoming opportunities on Sony platforms and an invaluable presentation on how to pitch your game to publishers – what to do to get your game across successfully and what to avoid!
Tuesday 12th March 2013, Sheffield
Charles Cecil, Revolution Software, on the company’s recent Broken Sword Kickstarter campaign
Robin Cramp, BBC Connected Studio, with new opportunities for apps and game development at the BBC
Tuesday 12th February 2013, Leeds
Intel and Standfast Interactive
Thursday 24th January 2013, Sheffield
Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone
Wednesday 12th December 2012, Leeds
Game Republic Christmas Party
Sponsored by Ubisoft Reflections
Featuring the Game Republic Christmas Quiz – with prizes!
Special Event: Wednesday 5th December 2012, Newcastle
Game Republic/Eurogamer GameHorizon Conference launch
Live Theatre, Quayside, Newcastle – 6pm-9pm
Included a panel – “Marketing Your Game” with Charles Cecil (Revolution), Simon Byron (Premier PR), Kirsten Kearney (Thumbstar) and Matt Martin (Games Industry International)
Monday 19th November, 2012, Leeds
iOS event, Leeds
Thursday 25th October, 2012, Leeds
Sponsored by HowarthLynch
Howarth Lynch delivered a session on R&D tax credits
Glen Robinson, Amazon Web Services UK, discussed the company’s web services and the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Ignacio Gomez also joined us from Amazon UK
Thursday 6th September 2012, Leeds
GameDev night with TIGA
Featuring Volker Hirsch, BlackBerry
Thursday 26th July 2012, Leeds
Sponsored by Localsoft
Philip Morris, International Sales, Localsoft
Fred Hasson, CEO, Games Capital
Wednesday 4th July 2012, Sheffield
Colin Macdonald, Commissioning Editor for Games, Channel 4
29th May 2012, Bradford
Game Republic Student Showcase 2012
Featuring Andy Brammall, Unity
University of Bradford
9th April 2012
30th March 2012
Screen Yorkshire Content Fund
Electric Works, Sheffield
St John’s University, York
26th January 2012
Microsoft Windows Phone event
1st December 2011
SCEE PlayStation event
Sheffield Hallam University
11th November 2011
Round Foundry, Leeds
27th October 2011
Networking event – Round Foundry, Leeds
Networking event – Sheffield
BBC Fiction Factory & Steel Minions (Sheffield Hallam)
Networking event – Leeds Mint
21st June 2011
Thanks to everyone who attended our Game Republic members-only event on Tuesday 21st June 2011, Showroom 5, Sheffield – “Meet Unity Technologies”.
The event featured:
Andy Brammall (Unity Technologies) talked about opportunities for developers using the Unity engine.
20th April 2011
Thanks to everyone who attended our Game Republic members-only event – 20th April 2011, Sheffield – “App Store Masterclass” kindly sponsored by Sumo Digital.
The event featured:
Nigel Little (Distinctive Games) talking about his company’s experiences of going “freemium” with their title Football Kicks – which went to number one in the UK iOS App Store in February.
Charles Cecil (Revolution Software) delivering a session about lessons learned from his launches of Broken Sword on the iOS App Store – including successes including the “12 Days of Christmas” promotion.
Plus a fascinating talk from Toru Sasaki, Active Gaming Media, about the forthcoming UKTI games mission to the Tokyo Game Show in September.