Gameopolis is the new network to promote and link the Greater Manchester video games industry.
We intend to operate approximately from Macclesfield in the south to Lancaster in the north, with Manchester at the centre.
Our mission statement is simple – “Make Greater Manchester the centre of the UK video games industry”.
We intend to have a Gameopolis event every quarter with relevant speakers. We will also help coordinate events from other organisations such as Creative England, TIGA, MIDAS, Greater Manchester Councils etc.
Our website will feature profiles of local development companies and publishers, and service companies such as venues, technology, 3D rendering, audio, etc. We will also feature job vacancies and information on the area.
We will act as a focal point for the games industry in the area and also the standard bearer to represent GMCR for inward investment and encouraging people to set up new studios here.
Why “Gameopolis”? In the 19th century Manchester was nicknamed “Cottonopolis” as the centre of the cotton industry. In the 21st century we will make Manchester the city of video games, hence “Gameopolis”.