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Talent programme launched for games development graduates

Published: Tuesday, 08 March 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The UK Government has launched a Tranzfuser programme to provide games graduates with up to £30,000 to create a title.

Tranzfuser, funded by UK Games Talent, is the first talent programme to provide the opportunity for top graduate talent to enter the UK games development ecosystem.

This will be the first time a UK-wide talent programme has direct links to a prototype fund, giving new teams the chance to benefit from grants and interaction with a number of other games development companies in a similar stage of development.

What does the programme offer?

Successful applicants will be given up to £5,000 to invest into building a team or developing an existing one – they will be given the time to adjust their games during the summer before presenting them in a national exhibition this September.

The showcase will give the chance for teams to be able to pitch for an additional £25,000 from the UK Games Fund to commercialise their title and launch a fully-fledged studio.

It is expected that those that pass through the Tranzfuser program and win funding will become widely sought-after and tipped for future success.

Regional hubs from around the UK will be chosen each year in the hope that they will provide a focal point for Tranzfuser teams to locate in or meet whilst they work elsewhere.

Locations already confirmed are East Scotland, North East England, South East England, South Wales, West Scotland, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Midlands, London and Northern Ireland.

The UK Games Fund was created to aid growth in the industry by helping companies to become more varied and innovative, create new internet providers and grow in strength and size.

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