Wednesday 25th January 2017
Sheffield Hallam University
Cantor Building - Room 9130
153 Arundel Street
2.30pm - 6.00pm
Game Republic members only
GR/VR is a virtual reality-focused event just for Game Republic members, and includes special talks and discussions from the cutting edge of VR development. Guests include nDreams, Atomhawk, Sigtrap and Dubit Ltd, with more special guests to be announced - plus a VR showcase from Sheffield Hallam University and developers from the network. We will also welcome Ed Valiente, Nintendo of Europe, who is looking to meet developers interested in supporting the new Nintendo Switch console, launching in March.
The event is kindly sponsored by DC Labs.
The event will conclude with food, drinks and networking from 5.30pm - thanks to
Sheffield Hallam University for their support. Game Republic is supported by Autodesk.
2.30pm Networking and sign-in
3.00pm Intro by Jamie Sefton, Game Republic and Jacob Habgood, Sheffield Hallam University
3.05pm Dan Gilmore, Atomhawk – “UI design in VR”
3.25pm Talk by Bobby Thandi, Dubit – "Is VR the final frontier in entertainment?"
3.45pm Gary Lloyd, Sigtrap Games – “Combating sickness for 360
movement in VR”
4.05pm Networking break – opportunity to play VR demos
4.25pm Alex Wade, Wadelabs/DC Labs - "VR and neuroscience"
4.40pm VR Panel with addition of Barog Game Labs
5.15pm Networking drinks
Cheers and see you there,
Game Republic Ltd
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Game Republic, supported by Autodesk, is the largest industry-led professional games network for Yorkshire and the North of England. Game Republic's network includes games developers, publishers, universities and games-related companies. Members include Rockstar Leeds, Team17, Revolution, Sumo Digital, Double Eleven, Boneloaf, Escape Technology, PIB Insurance, the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University and Autodesk.
Game Republic organises monthly networking meetings in the north of England, which in the past year have featured companies such as Microsoft, YogsCast, Sony, Unity, GOG.com, Nintendo, Creative Europe and Channel 4. Game Republic also provides members with business advice, essential contacts, educational partner links and discounts on major events such as the Develop Conference in Brighton. Game Republic also has excellent links with national organisations such as TIGA, UKIE, UKTI and NESTA and international platform holders.
For more information on joining Game Republic hit the website: www.gamerepublic.net