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Tranzfuser Teams Announced

Tranzfuser™, the innovative new talent development programme from UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the UK government, has announced the winning teams taking part in this year’s competition across the UK Regional Hub network.

“We are all very excited here at Brunel University London to be acting as a Regional Hub for the Tranzfuser project. It is a very inspiring, solid and practical scheme that offers real assistance to graduates seeking to make it in the games industry.”

Justin Parsler, Brunel University London

This is the first time a UK-wide talent programme has been linked directly to a prototype fund allowing new teams to benefit from grants and interaction with a host of other early stage games development companies.

Successful applicants will develop their ideas into working prototypes over the summer in a competition that culminates in a nationally recognized showcase event.

Abertay University (East Scotland)

 

  • Mountain Walrus

 

 

Glasgow Caledonian University (West Scotland)

 

  • Curvish

 

 

Vector 76 (North East England)

 

  • Chronicles VR
  • Shelby’s Creations

 

 

Digital Creativity Labs (North Yorkshire)

 

 

  • Betajester
  • Escalate

 

 

Sheffield Hallam University (South Yorkshire)

 

  • Cold Sun Studios
  • Illicium
  • Astro Manatee

 

 

Arch Creatives (West Midlands)

 

  • Team Five

 

Eastern Enterprise Hub (South East England)

 

  • Re-Pixelated
  • Miracle Tea
  • Greenlight Games

 

 

Brunel University London (London)

 

  • Ludic Gulls
  • Blueprint Digital Media
  • Shiny Happy People

 

 

University of South Wales (South Wales)

 

  • Duel Fuel
  • Topkek

 

 

Northern Ireland Screen (Northern Ireland)

 

  • Pandara’s Box
  • Red Spear

 

Successful applicants have been awarded a £5,000 budget paid in stages to replicate the real world for them to allocate to allowable costs throughout the 10-week long competition. At the showcase event later this year, selected teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £25k from the UK Games Fund (also operated by UKGTF) to commercialise their game and launch a company.

“Tranzfuser is a fantastic opportunity offering graduates the ability to take their first steps post-university. For us personally, it means we can potentially set up our own independent company, something we aspire to do.”

Daniel Saxon, Team Lead, Astro Manatee, South Yorkshire Regional Hub

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