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 business experience from Co-Director Dr Jackie Mulligan. Now in its 20th year, Game Republic is supported by its Official Partners Red Kite Games, Escape Technology and Barclays.

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, University of Leeds, Revolution Software, Boneloaf, Red Kite Games, the University of Huddersfield, Team17 and Double Eleven as well as Affiliate members including Escape Technology, Barclays, Eaton-Smith, Plus Accounting and many more. The result is a thriving network which makes it easy for sole developers, small, medium and large studios to make the connections they need to help their businesses and games development.

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. Game Republic also supports international trade missions and investment conferences globally.

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 £110 + 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.

Jamie Sefton talks about the story of Game Republic here 


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

“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 Group

Charles Cecil, Founder of Revolution Software and one of the original developers to set up Game Republic in 2003 is very proud that Game Republic is thriving after 20 years “Revolution has gained so much from our membership whether it’s having the opportunity to meet and speak to key industry representatives (one deal led to many millions of pounds of business); learn of new services; share ideas and opportunities with like-minded colleagues; and so much more. Steering a perfect balance between business and social, we are blessed to have such a brilliant organisation to champion, advocate, and support developers in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. Raising a glass to the next 20.”