The 17 teams participating in this year’s Tranzfuser competition are this weekend at the UK’s largest consumer facing video games show, EGX.
With an expected audience of over 80,000 gamers descending on Birmingham’s NEC, the teams are in a prime location on the show floor to engage with the game-playing public.
Over the course of the summer the teams have been busy working on producing a slick and attractive demo of their game for the event, each with a prize of £5,000 and the support of their Local Hubs.
Kirsty Gibson, Head of Community, said:
“Tranzfuser has established itself as a focal point of interest at EGX, with the physical stand growing and improving year on year. We’re delighted to once again take our teams to the event and to engage with the enthusiastic visitors to our space. Our teams have worked tirelessly over the show to ensure their games are player-ready and everyone who stops by has fun!”
This year we included a central public voting booth to encourage those who’ve played the games to vote for their favourites. A huge number of votes were cast and the winner of the public vote was announced last night.
The teams have each pitched in for grants of up to £25,000 from the UK Games Fund. Winners of funding from previous years have gone on to create sustainable, growing businesses across the country.
To be selected for funding – and in turn to join the prestigious UK Games Fund community of funded companies – teams are assessed by industry experts on their progress over the competition. Teams will be informed of the outcome of the competition in the next couple of weeks and a formal announcement will follow soon after.
New to this year’s EGX stand, the Tranzfuser teams have been joined by the 8 Pitch Development Programme companies. Companies selected for funding of up to £25,000 will also be announced soon.