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Tranzfuser initiative offers funding to graduate devs in the UK

“The way in which Tranzfuser will become a fresh talent pipeline for the UK Games Fund is a real first"

A new government funded talent programme is offering UK graduates as much as £30,000 in funding to build a team and make a game.

Tranzfuser, which is operated by UK Games Talent and Finance CIC, is looking for graduates with a desire to break into the games industry. Each application must come from an individual, whether the representative of an existing team or merely someone seeking to build one. Tranzfuser has a practical focus, with an underlying goal of helping successful applicants get their projects to market.

The successful ones will be awarded £5,000 to help them develop an idea into working prototype over the course of this coming summer. During that process, they can seek assistance from industry professionals in Tranzfuser's "regional hubs" - the exact number of hubs hasn't been finalised, but there are ten confirmed across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The resulting prototypes will be part of a showcase event in September, with a select group then invited to pitch for a further £25,000 from the UK Games Fund that will allow them to launch both a company and a product.

For more information, visit the Tranzfuser website.

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Matthew Handrahan: Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.
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