Game Republic Funding Special 18th February 2021

Game Republic is hosting a game developer funding special on 18th February.

Ella Romanos from Fundamentally Games, will talk about the different kinds of funding available for games companies, ranging from project funding through to equity funding, with info on what different seed rounds mean and how to get your company “investor-ready”. There will also be a round-up of different public and private funding available for games projects.

Also speaking will be Deborah Farley from the UK Games Fund with the latest on their excellent Tranzfuser scheme – this is the initiative that funds student games prototypes and also provides mentoring from industry. Game Republic members can access this event for free – get in touch if you need more info on joining the network.

Update: You can now watch the video of the event on our YouTube channel.

Game Republic event with LEGO Ventures on 21st January

Hello and welcome to 2021! Game Republic’s first event of the new year will be on Thursday 21st January with LEGO Ventures – the investment arm of the awesome LEGO Group, that “invests in the future of learning, creativity, and play.”

The online business event will feature Parin Shah, Senior Associate at LEGO Ventures, who will talk about how they are looking for games companies to work with and invest in “digital play” projects – and there will be an opportunity for all our members to ask questions about the investment/funding. You can find out more about LEGO Ventures here.

All Game Republic members can attend for free – if you’d like to more more about membership, please get in touch.

Game Republic Christmas Quiz, 17th December 2020

Ho, ho, ho! Yes, even in these strange times, Game Republic will be celebrating Yuletide with the return of the legendary Christmas Quiz – and this year it will of course be online!

Put on your traditional Christmas jumpers and hats for the usual games quiz packed with rounds on retro games, true or false, screenshots and games of the year – with a few surprises thrown in. The winner this year will receive a special Christmas hamper or a free game!

The Christmas Quiz will kick off from 7.30pm on Thursday 17th December, and earlier in the day we’ll also be hosting a Game Republic iOS event. If you are interested in joining the network to access all our events, just get in touch.

Photos below of last year’s Christmas Quiz 2019 event in Leeds!

 

Game Republic – Devolver chat and GaMaYo Retro!

Game Republic’s next online events will be on Thursday 26th November, kicking off at 4pm with a fireside chat with Graeme Struthers from renowned indie game publisher Devolver Digital.

After that, from 6pm, will be a GaMaYo Retro Special featuring a chat with games journalist and writer Chris Scullion about his love of retro games and his latest book The SNES Encyclopaedia – plus an opportunity for Game Republic and GaMaYo members to share their favourite retro game items.

At the end of the evening will be a special prize draw where attendees can win a fantastic piece of retro game history – a beautiful original Game Boy and copies of Tetris and Super Mario Land (see photo below). All Game Republic members attend for free – for more info on how to join GR, get in touch.

GI Academy Live – FREE student careers event, 26-28 October

Industry site GamesIndustry.biz has launched a FREE online event aimed at students, graduates and anyone interested in a career in the games industry – the GI Academy Live – taking place from 26 – 28 October and sponsored by UK developer Creative Assembly.

GI Academy Live features keynote talks from the likes of Brenda Romero (Romero Games) and Mike Bithell (Bithell Games), a series of Masterclasses on different aspects of the industry, live roundtable discussions, 1-1 portfolio reviews and a Discord where students and anyone can ask for advice on various job roles including art/animation, programming, UI/UX design, game design, Quality Assurance, sound/music and community management.

Over the three days of the event, there will also be some very special world-famous industry guests dropping into the Discord chat at 3pm!

The event is free to sign up to and also features many games companies taking part in the sessions, including from our region, Team17. Hit the link for more info.