Helping tomorrow's game developers today

Part of UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company, Tranzfuser is all about boosting the UK’s future games development graduate talent. Our main focus is on helping teams come together and develop new games IP as a learning journey through a real project.

The Enterprise Pathway is now open for applications. Find out more about what’s involved and how your team can secure up to £25,000 for the commercial development of your game.

Enterprise

Ready to set up your own studio? If your team meets this year's criteria, you could be in with a chance of securing up to £25k support to get started.

Employment

Want to kickstart your career? If you're keen to make a game but want to keep it casual, the Jamfuser game jam could be for you!

Environment

Want to use games to communicate? Games for good can be a powerful force in shifting mindsets. In the year of COP26, the environment is firmly in the headlights.

Enterprise Pathway Now Open

Applications are now being taken for the Tranzfuser Enterprise Pathway. We’re looking for entrepreneurial, passionate graduate teams that have a clear vision for their success as an independent games dev studio.

Successful teams can pitch for grant funding of up to £25,000 as well as experience all of the fabulous opportunities that taking part in the competition can entail. 

What is Tranzfuser?

Tranzfuser offers UK graduates the freedom and space to develop video game IP they want to make and see others play.

Whether a team wants to commercialise their IP and establish a sustainable studio,  are keen to refine professional skills to land their dream job in the industry or has a desire to address climate change through video games, this year’s Tranzfuser  is for them!

Talent Development

Tranzfuser acts as a launchpad for team members who aspire to build a commercially sustainable studio or simply pursue a career as an employee or freelancer and want to use their project as evidence of their talent.

Making an Impact

Whether as part of an indie commercial entity or as a talented practitioner, Tranzfuser is here to fuel and encourage your ambition in making it in the game development sector.

Showcasing Skills

With a proven track record for shining a light on the most talented graduate game development teams. All Tranzfuser participants, regardless of their chosen Pathway, will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills to the public in a variety of ways.

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Incomplete team?

New to Tranzfuser 2021 we’re offering potential applicants the opportunity to recruit or be recruited to complete a team.

Over on the Teams Board page of this site, you can sign up to post vacancies within your team or detail your skills if you’re looking for a team.

What are you waiting for?

A look back at 2020

Last year the competition opened up to allow more teams to take part as the challenges of 2020 took it’s toll on the graduates of the UK. 27 teams enrolled over the summer with the competition culminating in our very own digital showcase, ProtoPlay. This short clip captures the 2020 competition.

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Tranzfuser Local Hubs

Local Hubs act as an inspirational central space and focal point for Tranzfuser teams; providing a dynamic learning environment that cultivates this diverse community, acting as a hot house for innovative games IP development and resulting in high level of achievement over a short period of  time.

Don’t worry if you’re not associated with one of our Local Hubs, you can still take part.

Manchester Metropolitan University
Abertay University
Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Futureworks
Falmouth University
Creative Computing Club
Brunel University London
University of Westminster
University of the West of Scotland
University of Suffolk
University of South Wales
London College of Communication
University of Bedfordshire
Teesside University
Northern Ireland Screen
Staffordshire University
University of Bradford
Leeds Beckett University
University of Plymouth
University of Chester
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
Academy of Contemporary Music

Words from our community

With 5 years under our belts, we now have a sizeable engaged communtiy of Tranzfuser alumni. What would they say to future participants?

If you’re keen to put your skills to the test, Tranzfuser is a great platform to find out where you can shine in the games industry. I know a lot of people who are now running their own studios or have joined big developers to bring their skills to AAA titles.
Caoimhe Roddy
2016, Cold Sun Studios
If you want to know what it’s like to be a studio or make an independent title, I would strongly advise you to jump at this opportunity. We picked up so many great lessons during our journey through Tranzfuser which have aided us throughout our last two years in business as an indie studio.
Emily Bailey
2018, Antler Studios
Tranzfuser is the best opportunity available for new and recent graduates to try their hand at becoming a part of the games industry. Even if you don’t get the further funding, you walk away with a huge amount of experience, a much larger network, and the ability to break into the industry at a much higher level, and it doesn’t cost you anything because you get funding!
Adam Boyne
2016, BetaJester

Which pathway is right for you?

With three options to choose from, Tranzfuser is open to a wider audience of talented student and graduate games developers than ever before. Find out which route into the competition is your best choice.