“All creative practitioners are judged by their portfolio and how they can account for it. Tranzfuser will provide this year’s participants with an end-to-end project with commercial deadlines. We know that employers value such experience from a careers perspective and publishers explore that when evaluating potential new IPs. We’re also lucky in being able to tap into the expertise resident in over 100 small studios that we’ve funded through the UK Games Fund. This community are really keen to give back time to the sector and will help us support the Tranzfuser teams this year.”
“It was a fantastic experience for everyone in the team, we had a super fun time over the weekend making the game and chatting to the other teams. This game jam had helped reinforce our compatibility in working together as a team – I couldn’t ask for a better group to be working with.”
Successful applicants will be awarded a cash prize paid in stages to replicate the real world of games development. At the showcase event later this year teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £20k from the UK Games Fund (also operated by UKGTF) to commercialise their game and launch a company.
“Lost Words was funded through multiple different means and the UK Games Fund has been one of the best sources of support and funding that we have had the luck and privilege to be able to work with. The other support provided by the UK Games Fund such as the UKGF Awards, meetups at shows like EGX, and a network of other developers have also been a really big help and boost to our team.”
“Jamfuser has proven to be a successful and valuable step in the Tranzfuser competition journey for our community. Whilst our game jammers may or may not go on to apply to Tranzfuser, the benefit of taking part in the 3 day long jam cannot be underestimated for the up and coming games developers of tomorrow.”
Applications to the UK Games Fund will open early in the new year. The UK Games Fund team will be available for any questions applicants may have when the details go live.
“We’re thrilled our hard work has taken us this far. Being awarded funding will enable the team to continue development full-time and allow us access to the resources we need to meet our development milestones.”
Since launching four years ago, the UK Games Fund has now run five rounds of funding and has supported over 100 companies. Each round has been adapted to better suit the applicants with our offering; from straight forward grants of £25,000 initially to the initial £5,000 award now part of Round 5.
“Gary’s journey with Abandon Ship is a case-study in success and great example of what early-stage games studios can achieve with our support”
“Gary and Aaron have demonstrated great resilience and commitment to the Autonauts IP. Their hard work and creativity is evidenced by the amazing community they’ve created pre-launch. It’s always rewarding for our team to see a UK Games Fund supported project launch get published. It’s all the better to have a company with the pedigree of Denki secure such a well-suited publisher partnership and make their mark once again on the indie games scene.”