Game Republic Student Showcase 2019 – Monday 3rd June, University of Hull

The Game Republic Student Showcase 2019 returns on Monday 3rd June at the University of Hull!

This is a yearly competition for final-year and post-graduate students at the 13 Game Republic Educational Partner institutions including the University of York, Sheffield Hallam University and Wakefield College, and over the past decade has helped find placements and full-time jobs for over 100 students and graduates.

This event, for the first time taking place at the University of Hull, is set to be the biggest yet, with 13 Educational Partners of Game Republic taking part and the addition of a new award – Game Audio. The full list of awards being judged on the day are: The Revolution Software Award for Game Art & Animation, The Red Kite Games for Game Technology, The Sumo Digital Award for Game Design, The Rebellion North Award for Game Audio and a special award for Best Team. Thanks to our fantastic games companies for sponsoring these awards.

The designer of this year’s brilliant Student Showcase mascot (pictured above) is University of Hull art student Natalia Jaszkowska.

Game Republic members can attend the event from 3pm to view the student projects, with the evening event from 6.15pm featuring a prizegiving, games industry panel and networking drinks from 7.15pm

If you’re interested in finding out more about the network and how it could benefit your business or university/college, just email us.

Thanks to the University of Hull for partnering with Game Republic on the Student Showcase 2019!

UPDATE – a full report with photos is now available here.

Get Into Gaming, Saturday 11th May, Leeds

Game Republic and Cooperative Innovations are bringing a Get Into Gaming event to the Leeds International Festival on Saturday 11th May at The Tetley in Leeds.

If you’re interested in getting into the games industry yourself then be sure to come along to this L19 event whatever your age – whether you’re in primary or secondary school, university or in a completely different career.

Hear from experienced industry experts about some of the jobs that are available in the industry and what they involve on a day-to-day basis. Alysia Judge, Freelance Video Producer and Presenter will talk about “Getting into the Games Media”, Chloe Crookes, Senior QA Analyst at Team17 will discuss “QA Testing in the Games Industry” while Zi Peters, Level Designer at Sumo Digital will present on “How to Become A Level Designer” – plus there’ll be other talks and a panel where you can ask questions.

You’ll also be able to join in friendly workshops on how to make various kinds of games, including “How to Make Games Games With Paper” by Stuart Lilford from Scared Square Games/University of Hull, as well as try out an incredible new VR experience and play some fantastic new games made by developers based in Yorkshire and across the UK.

Whether it’s programming, game design, art and animation, sound and music, being a YouTuber or professional gamer, Get Into Gaming will have something for you to discover about a career in the games industry.

UPDATE! Now with photos from the event below.





GameDevDay returns on 9th May in Leeds!

GameDevDay is returning to Leeds on Thursday 9th May, with both Game Republic and GaMaYo events that will host more than 300 games developers, affiliate companies and universities/colleges – and is kindly sponsored by ChilliConnect, Rebellion and Escape Technology.

The Game Republic event in the afternoon will feature business-focused presentations from John Tearle (Flix Interactive) about their games development journey, ChilliConnect about their fantastic cloud services for games companies, and other speakers and guests from major platform-holders and publishers.

Afterwards, GaMaYo from 6pm is an informal, friendly, fun games networking event at The Box bar in Leeds, that will feature more than 300 developers from Yorkshire and across the North of England, plus 20+ brilliant new games to play from those companies – including many brand new never-seen-before titles.

Game Republic members can access both events for free – if you are a games developer, affiliate company or further/higher educational institution interested in how Game Republic can help you, please get in touch.

UPDATE! Now with photos from the events below – fantastic evening!

Game Republic welcomes games legend Philip Oliver to York

Game Republic’s next business event is on Thursday 18th April at York St John University, featuring games industry legend Philip Oliver (creator of the classic Dizzy games and co-founder of Blitz Games with his brother Andrew Oliver).

Philip (pictured here on the right) will be discussing his 30+ year career in the games industry, plus provide some useful advice for games developers through the new consultancy Game Dragons.

We’ll also hear from Noirin Carmody, co-founder of Revolution and Ukie board member about the current games industry and Damian Murphy from the University of York about the XR Stories project with games funding for developers.

Refreshments will be provided and there will also be drinks and networking afterwards. Game Republic members go free! Big thanks to York St John University for partnering with us on this event. More info on the event and how to sign up is here.

Game Republic GameDev Knowledge Share – 7th March, Leeds

Game Republic’s next business event is a special one on Thursday 7th March in Leeds – GameDev Knowledge Share! This event focuses on our network’s games developers and companies passing on essential knowledge and information to help other developers and our educational partners.

We have confirmed talks by Troy Horton, Developer Relations Manager at Team17 discussing top tips and some of the pitfalls to avoid when publishing/selling games in an increasingly congested marketplace, Andrew Crawshaw from Thunkd presenting some great best practice for games design, Arden Aspinall from Rebellion North (previously Tick Tock Games) on some insights into the process of company acquisition, plus Neil Parmar, Account Director at Escape Technology on their latest services.

We’ll also have talks/chats on other aspects of running a business including VC investment red/green flags and special guests to be announced soon! The event is taking place at a new accelerator/business hub called AvenueHQ, five minutes from the train station.

The event is free for Game Republic members – if you would like more info on membership, just get in touch.