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


Tranzfuser™ is the innovative new 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.

More updates and news about Tranzfuser can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Information about the teams taking part in Tranzfuser 2016 can be found here.

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


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


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


  • 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

  • Where available, Team Leaders will have access to local Tranzfuser™ Regional Hubs which can be used to meet with team members, mentors, 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 Regional 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 2016

Commercialise your Game

  • At the showcase event in September 2016, selected 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 and they’ll be highlighted at next year’s London Games Festival

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


  • 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

Applicants must:

  1. Be a graduate between the dates of September 2014 and September 2016 – a person who is in their final year of study and is on track to or has successfully been awarded an undergraduate,  first academic degree or masters / other postgraduate degree
  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 / game design etc (coursework and project work are fine for this purpose)
  4. Have a residential address in the UK

Key dates

  • Applications open: 7th March 2016
  • Applications close: 15th April 2016. Applications are no longer being accepted.
  • Successful applicants notified: end-May
  • Development kicks off: 1st June 2016
  • Deadline for completion of development: 31st August 2016
  • Showcase event: September 2016

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