“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.
“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.”
“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.”
“Having been exposed to the reality of pitching their project to a variety of interested parties means that each team is now better prepared for the official pitch.”
“These awards recognise the best in new British games development talent and are a great way to highlight the variety and depth of new games being made in the UK.”
With the competition now nearly at the half way point, teams were fully equipped to fairly rate their Hubs. The winner will be decided by the UK Games Talent and Finance team.
“We feel super honoured to have been chosen from a selection of amazing teams to represent our hub in Tranzfuser 2019!”
“The game jam was an amazing experience for our team. We had new members and it really acted like a perfect team building exercise and over the course of the weekend, our communication and teamwork improved tenfold!”