Grads go for Gold as applications open!

This year's Tranzfuser gives grads even more with the addition of DunDev.

Graduate teams of talented, passionate and entrepreneurial game developers have the opportunity to secure funding from the UK Games Fund for the commercial development of their own IP project and could be offered a coveted spot at the annual DunDev hothousing residential programme.

Casper Witor from Creature Friends (Tranzfuser 2022 team), said:

“Tranzfuser was the perfect way to kickstart the team onto some true indie development experience. We really wanted to use every opportunity to make our game, meet peers, and learn exactly what it takes day by day to create a successful studio.”

Tranzfuser takes budding indie dev studios to the next level; each studio is supported pragmatically in their endeavours to go from skilled graduates to industry professionals.

This year sees UK-wide teams receive a £7,500 prize as part of the summer-long competition, one-to-one support from an industry professional as well as being enrolled on a tailored programme of business skills development. As with previous years of Tranzfuser, the studios will have the freedom to work on their projects with the support of both their Tranzfuser Local Hub and the programme Facilitators.

The 2023 Local Hubs can be found right across the UK and are in the most part loyal members of the ongoing support network for the Tranzfuser teams.

The Tranzfuser studios of 2023 will, as with teams of years gone by, showcase their games at a national consumer-facing games show and could be invited to pitch to the UK Games Fund for grant support of up to £25,000. New to this year, selected teams may be invited to take part in the annual residential hothousing programme – DunDev.

Deborah Farley, Head of Talent and Outreach, said:

“Tranzfuser continues to evolve to best meet the needs of the growing talent base of UK-wide entrepreneurial graduates and this year we are thrilled to be able to offer even more opportunities for growth to our teams.

As well as the hugely popular and effective Games Biz Academy (our series of professionally curated business support sessions and materials), financial support and, of course, the community-driven passion for games development as shared via our network of Local Hubs and industry Facilitators we’re now thrilled to be able to offer teams the potential to enrol in DunDev.

Where suitable, teams may be invited to come to the birthplace of so many iconic British video games for a month of bespoke industry consultation on how they can be the best indie dev studio they can possibly be.

Tranzfuser 2023 really does offer the lucky teams that are selected the very best opportunity to take their idea for a game and turn it into a sustainable, profitable and ongoing business.”

Teams have until Monday 24th April to apply. Find out more about the application process and where you can access the very latest advice and support to make your submission the best it can be here.