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DunDev was back with a bang in the new year, taking in four past Tranzfuser teams as part of the four-week residential hothousing project.

With a bespoke programme of events, interventions and individually tailored facilitation events, DunDev 2024 was a unique experience for all four participating studios.

After the success of the launch year of the programme, industry experts from the fields of publishing and investment were keen to once again lend their support and share their experiences with the high potential studios.

Kirsty Gibson, Head of Impact at UKGTF, said:

“The 2024 cohort of promising early stage start-ups brought not only their unique energy to the DunDev residential; their professionalism and dedication to their work and growth as independent creative was evident throughout the month. All four studios should be proud of their time in Dundee and their engagement with the network of professionals they met with.”

As well as having the opportunity to sit down and engage with external advisers on various aspects of running a successful indie dev studio, the DunDev teams were invited to take part in two outward-facing events.

As with last year, the now annual DunDev showcase event proved to be a huge hit with the great and the good of the local Dundee games dev studio network.

The studios took their games along to the McManus Galleries in the centre of the city and welcomed over 60 guests to the event, gaining from the exposure that such an event offers as well as connecting with developers based in and around Dundee.

With the residential conclusion came the pitch to the UK Games Fund for grant support for the continued commercial development of their games. Congratulations to Dink, Dragon Scale Studios and Knockback Games in securing funding. Kudos to Skyline Studios, winners of the Tranzfuser 2022 competition, as they exemplified professionalism in their endeavours.

We wish all four studios the best of success!

DunDev 2025 will launch for applications late this year.