UK talent development initiative Tranzfuser announces first teams

Government-backed programme will help budding studios produce a working prototype and apply for further funding of up to £25,000 to start a company
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Tranzfuser, the new initiative designed to foster emerging development talent in the UK, has revealed its first set of final-year student and graduate teams.

The programme is backed by UK Games Talent and Finance, with funding from the UK government. This year marks its first occurrence.

The 20 groups selected to participate in the competition have been provided with a £5,000 budget to help them produce a working prototype of their game over the next 10 weeks.

Titles produced by the teams will be showcased at an event later this year, with those selected able to apply for up to a further £25,000 in funding from the UK Games Fund.

The overall aim is to allow successful candidates to commercialise their game and launch a full-blown company.

The teams in this year’s Tranzfuser, sorted by local Regional Hub, are as follows:

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

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