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As Tranzfuser 2020 draws to a close, details of this year’s showcase event have today been announced.


Tranzfuser teams have been working over the summer in a dispersed way from remote locations but with the support of the Local Hubs and the UK Games Fund network of Community Contributors, all based right across the UK. The teams have successfully created playable demos, many of which will be included as part of ProtoPlay.

Virtual visitors to ProtoPlay will get an exclusive overview of all teams, with access to details about the teams and games alongside links to those playable demos that will be available.

Leon Irving from Featherskull Studios said:

“ProtoPlay is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our game prototype to both professionals and the public. We are excited to finally show what we have been working on to the world, and to receive some great exposure and feedback!”

A big part of the showcase is our livestream element, ProtoPlay Live.; each team will have the opportunity to talk about their experiences, their project and play-through their game. More details on ProtoPlay Live will be shared soon.

Kirsty Gibson, Head of Community at Tranzfuser, said:

“Our Tranzfuser teams have brought their A-game to this year’s competition. At our recent virtual Practice Pitch event, our external reviewers were blown away by the quality and confidence of the team’s pitching skills and development work. New to this year, our network of Community Contributors – most of whom have been supported by the UK Games Fund as part of our funded community – have brought much needed expert advice and mentorship for the teams. Their support in making Tranzfuser 2020 a great success cannot be underestimated.

“By curating our own event in ProtoPlay to showcase the teams and their projects to the general public we’re confident that each team will get a fair and equal opportunity to show up and stand out to indie gamers, interested third parties and those with a general interest in the competition. We can’t wait to go live with ProtoPlay 2020!”

As with every year of the Tranzfuser competition, eligible teams will be able to pitch for further support from the UK Games Fund should they be invited. From the outset of this year’s competition, our aim is that Tranzfuser 2020 act as a launchpad for success for as many talented graduate games developers as possible.

With that in mind, ProtoPlay will include a unique Tranzfuser recruitment element for those teams looking to continue their game development career beyond the competition. More information on what this means will be shared soon.

ProtoPlay will run Thursday 24th September – Thursday 1st October. Further details will be shared in due course over on the Tranzfuser Twitter feed.