Tranzfuser, the graduate talent development competition from UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the UK government, has today launched the call for applications to this year’s competition.
Building on the success of last weekend’s Jamfuser, participating teams are encouraged to apply and continue developing new games IP as part of their learning journey.
Tranzfuser give teams exposure to working on a ‘real world’ portfolio project, enhancing their career opportunities and also cultivating entrepreneurial skills and traits associated with creating a sustainable video games business.
With 27 teams having taken part in the game jam, it is hoped that the number of applicants to this year’s Tranzfuser competition will be directly affected.
The UKGTF community of funded companies and supported teams is now well in excess of 100, giving this year’s Tranzfuser teams the unique opportunity to be affiliated to some of the best and most promising independent games development talent the UK has to offer
Deborah Farley, Head Talent and Outreach at UKGTF, said:
“This year’s network of Tranzfuser Local Hubs has evolved once again to offer our applicants access to the most geographically diverse base of supportive centres from which they can work over the summer, with new Hubs launching in Leeds, Dundee, Ipswich and Plymouth.
Talented teams of graduate games developers are in the unique position of working with and benefiting from the wealth of expertise at each of the Local Hubs. This support, combined with the teams focus on creating and shipping their own game IP, generates a positive “win win” result for all Tranzfuser team members as they finish their Tranzfuser experience with a project portfolio that is of a high standard and quality ready to showcase to the world. For some teams they will start the journey of establishing their own video games company and harnessing their entrepreneurial talent. Every year the bar is raised by the teams and we’re anticipating Tranzfuser 2020 to be another outstanding year.”
Successful applicants will work on their prototypes over the summer to have a playable demo ready for a nationally recognised showcase event.
Interested applicants are invited to apply to the following Local Hubs:
• Brunel University London
• Creative Computing Club CIC
• Futureworks Manchester
• Glasgow Caledonian University
• Manchester Metropolitan University
• The Pixel Mill (Northern Ireland Screen)
• Falmouth University
• Staffordshire University
• Teesside University – Teesside Launchpad
• University of Bradford
• University of Chester
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.
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