GameDevDay Digital featuring ID@Xbox – 7th May 2020

Game Republic’s next business event for members will be on Thursday 7th May with a digital version of GameDevDay, featuring a webinar with ID@Xbox, a virtual pub meet-up for Game Republic and GaMaYo members and a Slack thread to demo and show games and projects to various publishers and platform-holders.

Starting at 2pm is a webinar from Ago Simonetta, ID@Xbox, on the platform’s various opportunities including Game Pass, with a chance to ask questions after the main presentation. This event is for GR members only.

From 6pm will be the virtual pub meet-up for both GR and GaMaYo members, plus the opportunity to show new games and projects via our Slack group. To become a member of Game Republic, simply get in touch!

Game Republic Business Webinar – Kowloon Nights, 16th April

Game Republic’s next business webinar for members will be on Thursday 16th April at 4pm with Callum Underwood from major investor Kowloon Nights.

The company hosts a gaming fund supporting “exceptional developers from around the world”, which currently includes Godfall from The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda currently being developed for PlayStation 5 (pictured here), and Kowloon Nights have also attended the recent Investment Summits in Seattle and London in 2019.

Callum will talk about the vision of Kowloon Nights, the games fund, some of the titles they have signed so far and how you can apply – plus there’ll be an opportunity for a Q&A after the presentation. Game Republic members access this webinar for free – if you’re interested in joining, get in touch!

Game Republic Business Event, 2nd April

The next Game Republic business event for members will now be a live online webinar on Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 4pm.

The webinar, exclusively for GR members, will be a presentation by Arran Langmead, Epic Games, about the latest opportunities with Unreal Engine and funding such as the MegaGrants – followed by a live Q&A hosted by Game Republic.

Game Republic will also be hosting more exclusive online webinars with major international publishers and platform-holders in the next few months – stay tuned for news!

Game Republic members access this event for free – if you are interested in becoming a member, get in touch!

Yorkshire Games Festival 2020 – Reception & Dinner, 5th Feb

Cooperative Innovations here with Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail at the YGF Reception & Dinner 2019

Game Republic is proud to be supporting the Yorkshire Games Festival again this year, which takes place from Wed 5th Feb to Sunday 9th Feb at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

The festival includes a Schools Day with BAFTA workshops, two days of industry Game Talks from the likes of Rare, Sumo Digital, King, nDreams, Crows Crows Crows and Mike Bithell Games, and Family/Gamer Weekend including a Northern Games Showcase with more than 20 companies from our region demonstrating their games.

You can find out more info on the Yorkshire Games Festival here – including tickets for the Industry Talk days on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February.

Game Republic is also again partnering on the Reception and Dinner evening on the 5th February, kindly sponsored by Barclays, with a drinks reception at the National Science & Media Museum’s Games Lounge followed by a curry at Omar Khan’s restaurant.

Updated – now with photos from the event!

Game Republic at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield!

Game Republic’s first event of 2020 will be at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield on Thursday 23rd January!

From 3.30 – 4.30pm, it’ll be an opportunity for members and guests to play games and check out the fantastic exhibits at the museum, then afterwards we have confirmed talks by David Dino, Sumo Digital, on “Designing with Game Jams”, plus Bobby Thandi, XR Games, about the making of Angry Birds VR and Mike Enoch from UK Games Fund on the current round of funding for games developers. We’ll also hear from the BGI with the latest on their GamesEd Conference taking place on 16/17 April 2020.

The business event will be followed by networking and drinks. If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, or becoming a member of Game Republic, please get in touch.