GaMaYo #20, sponsored by SIGN, was back to capacity after the pandemic on 10th May in Leeds, remaining the biggest and friendliest developer-only meet-up in Yorkshire and the North!

The Belgrave Music Hall was buzzing with 250+ developers from Yorkshire and the North, with many new faces and new games to play as well, including GunSuit Guardians by Matt Glanville, Witchmarsh from Inglenook Games, Glasshouse from Flat28, Soul Dealer from Francesca Foffano, a new mad pool title from Laser Dog and Shuttle Revolution by Head Empty Studios.

Special guests included Rob Goodchild from Aardman, who brought along the actual Shaun the Sheep, Ben Board from Epic Games, and Chris Taylor from Eaton Smith, experts in IP protection and making your games company investor-ready.

We were also raising more money for the games charity SpecialEffect with both online and in-person collections.

A big shout out to Emma Cowling for all her hard work in running GaMaYo and making everyone feel so welcome and continuing on our journey to make our events the most diverse and friendly in the games industry – as well as Game Republic’s Jackie Mulligan for her incredible insights and hard work preparing for GameDevDay.

Thanks again to our amazing 20th birthday Official Partners – Barclays, Escape Technology and Red Kite Games – and to our brilliant games community for attending and supporting GameDevDay. Can’t wait for the next one in November!