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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


For immediate Release

Games Britannia Live! is a public extension to the multi-award winning videogame education festival running over the weekend of 28 – 29 June 2014 in Sheffield, Great Britain.

Hosted across several iconic city-centre venues, including the Winter Gardens, Tudor Square and Millennium Galleries, up to twenty thousand visitors are expected making Games Britannia Live! an excellent opportunity for videogame developers to show their latest work to a large audience.

 “Game Republic has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the Games Britannia festival,” said Jamie Sefton, Managing Director of the Yorkshire and the North of England games network Game Republic. “Now in addition to the educational strand, Games Britannia Live! presents a fantastic opportunity for the region’s talented games developers to showcase their work to the public.”

Games Britannia Live! is now open for submissions from all potential exhibitors. Space is all free of charge to all successful applicants.

Game developers and publishers interested in submitting their games should make their application  at Closing dates for submissions will be 19th March 2014 and the titles appearing at the festival will be revealed soon after. All queries regarding the process should be directed to

Andy Payne, Chair of industry trade body Ukie and CEO of Mastertronic said, “It is fabulous to see Games Britannia Live! going from strength to strength and proving that there is both a supply and demand for games and technology from all over the country and an event that is crucially outside of London. This event is open to all and will give game makers an unrivalled and invaluable opportunity to put their creations in front of a huge audience”.

To find out more about the Games Britannia festival visit

If you have any queries, please contact the organiser:

Mark Hardisty -

About Games Britannia

Games Britannia Live! is a multi-award winning festival bringing creativity and technology together, providing the public, schools and colleges with workshops and activities led by games industry experts and academics.

Started in 2011 by Brinsworth Comprehensive School, the Academia, Industry and Schools festival is run by the computing department at Sheffield Hallam University as part of a range of initiatives which attempt to engage schools and teachers in computer science.

About Sheffield

Located at the centre of Britain, Sheffield is England’s fourth largest city, and easily accessible from M1, A1, M18 or M62. It is England’s greenest city and home to one of the wealthiest areas in England and Wales outside of London and the South Eat.

About the Venues

At the heart of Sheffield’s cultural quarter sits Tudor Square, the Winter Gardens and Millennium Galleries. The Winter Garden is the largest temperate glasshouse in Europe and houses a superb display of more than 2,500 exotic plants from around the globe. The Garden sits on the “gold route” from Sheffield Railway Station and Sheffield Hallam University to the City Centre and venue links the Millennium Galleries, 4* Mercure Hotel, Millennium Square and Peace Gardens.


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