Hello everyone, just to let you know, Tranzfuser 2018 is now open for applications.
What is Tranzfuser 2018?
This is an annual “talent programme” brought to you by UK Games Talent – a government funded company looking for the best and brightest video game creators across the UK. Participants will each receive £5,000 to help fund their creation as they develop a prototype to be showcased at a national games show later on in the year IE Eurogamer Expo 2018.
During this showcase event, all teams will make a pitch for extra funding of up to £25,000 while each participant will also receive tailor made consultancy packages in order to give them the best chance possible to apply for the extra funding as individual game development teams. Last year we proudly saw our own Mochi Mode from University of South Wales and Shuttershade Studios from University of Huddersfield both receive the £25,000 grant.
Sound interesting? Well to apply you will need to do the following:
- Apply via an online text based Tranzfuser Application form before 12pm Monday 12th March 2018
- After the application closing date, and provided you’ve completed your form, you will be sent a link for you to upload your own pitch video, this must be 2 minutes long and must be then uploaded by 12pm Monday 19th March 2018.
Applicants are also encouraged to sign up to one of their Application Support Webinars on Wednesday 7th of February 13:00-15:00 or Wednesday 21st of February 13:00-15:00.
In order to apply for this once in a lifetime opportunity, you and your team must adhere to the specifications Tranzfuser wish to see from their candidates. This programme is designed for students and graduates from certain members of their “Local Hub Network” and for Wales this means you must be a student or graduate from either University of South Wales or Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
From here applicants can only apply if their team meet the following composition, that all or most members of the team, including the team leader, must graduate between the dates of June 2016 to September 2018 meaning you can be in your final year of study as long as you are on track to graduate by September 2018 or if you’ve successfully graduated after June 2016. Teams cannot be solely made up of students or have most of its members classed as students which classes as not graduating by September 2018 but will allow one or two team members to be students depending on your team size.
Team size must consist of between four and six members with a healthy mix of roles and I think it would be best if you apply with a concept in mind.
This sounds like a good deal to me, as if you make a team with maybe one or two who graduated in 2016, they will already have a good few years of video game design under their belt, so could be very useful in guidance positions for those slightly fresher faces on the scene.
For further information on how and where to apply, check it out here and good luck to everyone involved from the Welsh Gaming Network!
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