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Record-breaking Games Republic Student Showcase

28 May 12

Tuesday 29th May saw Game Republic host their the fifth annual Student Showcase at the University of Bradford on Tuesday 29th May 2012 - the second time the Showcase has taken place at the university in its five-year history.

The Student Showcase allows final-year and postgraduate games course students from Educational Partners of the Game Republic network, to display their best work to the biggest games developers in the region including Sumo Digital, Just Add Water and Four Door Lemon, who are also sponsoring the privately-run event.

Last year's Student Showcase featured more than 85 students and 23 projects, and in 2012 this is set to be the biggest yet as the network now has five Educational Partners - the University of Bradford, Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University and the Leeds College of Art.

Ian Palmer, Dean of Computing, Informatics and Media at the University of Bradford said: "The University of Bradford is proud to once again host the Game Republic Student Showcase. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our local game development communities from universities and from industry to our campus for this lively event. With the recent announcement of tax breaks for the UK games industry, this is an especially exciting time to bring the local industry and future talent together to help build a strong future for Yorkshire’s development community."

Managing Director of Four Door Lemon, Simon Barratt, said: “Four Door Lemon is proud to be sponsoring the Game Republic Student Showcase awards at the University of Bradford and supporting local talent," added "The competition is a great opportunity for us to check out the best games graduates in the north, as well as give constructive industry feedback to the students and universities on their work."

28 May 12

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