Game Republic Ltd runs the two largest networks in the North of England – Game Republic and GaMaYo – and is backed by more than two decades of games industry experience from Managing Director Jamie Sefton and 20 years of project, research and events industry experience from Strategic Director Jackie Mulligan.

Game Republic is the largest professional industry-led games business network outside of London. This professional network supports and promotes the Yorkshire and Northern England games industry, with members including Rockstar Leeds, Sumo Digital, Leeds Beckett University, Revolution Software, Boneloaf, Laser Dog Games, the University of Huddersfield, Team17 and Double Eleven.

Game Republic has arranged meetings and held business-focused networking events in the region with major international companies including Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Microsoft, Amazon,, Creative England, Unity, BFI, Yogscast, Nintendo and Google. Game Republic also runs major events such as the GR Student Showcase (see BBC Look North report below) and the Game Republic Summer Party.


Our mission statement is simply:

“More business for Game Republic members”


Game Republic offers extensive commercial benefits to its paying members, that includes games developers, digital publishers, digital companies, software and technology providers, business support companies and academic institutions.


Game Republic is essential to games businesses looking for support, contacts, advice, investment, innovation and business development in the North of England, the UK and the global games industry. Membership fees start at just £100 + VAT for individual game developers.


If you’d like to join Game Republic, or simply find out more about how the network can help your business or university/college, contact us.



“I believe that Game Republic performs a pivotal role in aiding, assisting and bringing together the games industry in the Yorkshire region.” Martyn Brown, InsightForHire


“Game Republic has been instrumental in raising the visibility of the world class game development companies based in Yorkshire. The support, passion and energy of all those involved has attracted a lot of interest in the region and competitive advantages have been realised.” Carl Cavers, Sumo Digital


“It’s just fantastic that the Game Republic network celebrated its tenth birthday in 2013. We initially set up Game Republic a decade ago to really help games developers in this region, and it’s wonderful that this is still continuing today.”

Charles Cecil, Revolution Software