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Graduates! Win £25k to develop and publish your game

Tranzfuser™ is the innovative talent development programme brought to you by UK Games Talent, working with a host of regional contributors and funded by UK Government.

Tranzfuser is designed to provide a platform for the creative leaders of the future.

Information about the Tranzfuser 2016 teams can be found here.

Tranzfuser 2017 will launch soon. More updates and news can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

General information about Tranzfuser 2016

(Please note that criteria and application process may be different for Tranzfuser 2017)

I’m interested. What’s involved?

You will:

Build A Team

Either:

  • Apply as Team Leader with a team of between 3-5 developers to help take your game from concept to playable demo

Or:

  • Apply as an individual leader ready and capable of recruiting between 3-5 other developers to work your concept to a playable demo

Or:

  • Seek out a leader who is forming a team and get yourself included in their application

Teams should have a healthy balance of roles,  made up of no less than 4 and no more than 6 team members (this includes the team leader)

Get Local Support

  • Team Leaders will have access to current Tranzfuser™ Local Hubs or they can nominate their own Local Hub. Local Hubs can be used to meet with team members, Community Contributors, industry experts and participate in events to enhance your skills and prototype

Get Funding

  • Teams will have 10 weeks over the summer to work on the project, dates to be finalised locally in conjunction with the Local Hubs
  • Successful applicant Team Leaders will be awarded £5k to allocate as they choose for the duration of the project to produce a demo that may be selected to be taken to our showcase event at the end of September 2017

Showcase Your Prototype

  • Experience showcasing your prototype at a high-profile national games exhibition.  Engage with your target audience and network with industry experts and judges.  This is your opportunity to show the world what you have developed and gather valuable feedback to take your prototype to the next stage of development.

Commercialise your Game

  • At the showcase event in September 2017, all teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £25k from the UK Games Fund to commercialise their game and launch a company
  • Selected teams will be supported as one of the UK Games Fund portfolio companies

How will my application be judged?

Judging criteria:

Strong Leadership

  • This can be demonstrable in any number of ways and not necessarily from having had professional experience within the games industry
  • Your application will have to show how and why the Team Leader is the natural leader for the team and how you are going to take them forward to great things

Management Skills

  • Team Leaders should act as talented managers, not only of projects but budgets, people and everything else that comes with leading a games development project
  • Team Leaders should be able to produce clearly defined project plans and achievable milestones to guide the team through prototype development

Diversity

  • We’re looking for applicants who can quickly build a diverse team not all of whom have to be part of the team for the duration of the entire development period. Teams that don’t just comprise a group from a single university will score higher, particularly if the leader can show how / why they’ve been recruited to the team

Market Focus

  • Why you think the concept is new/innovative and commercially viable and will be successful in a highly competitive market
  • How you and your team could publish and market your game
  • The benefit being selected to participate in Tranzfuser will bring to your team / prototype

Applicants must:

  1. All team members must be a Graduate* between the dates of September 2015 to September 2017.  This means:
    • You can be in your final year of study so long as you are on track to graduate by September 2017
    • You successfully graduated after September 2014
  2. Have relevant qualifications and experience, i.e. have completed a science or art degree relevant to games development
  3. We’re not necessarily looking for professional experience but applicants are expected to provide evidence of experience, for example,  programming / digital art / production / game design etc (coursework and project work are fine for this purpose)
  4. Have a residential address in the UK

*Graduate – awarded an undergraduate, first academic degree or masters / other postgraduate degree.

Key dates

  • Applications Open: 12th December 2016
  • Application Support Webinars: Jan 2017- Feb 2017 (dates TBC)
  • Applications Close: 13th February 2017 noon

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