The University of South Wales (USW) will be helping to develop game designers this summer as part of an innovative new government funded games talent programme.
Tranzfuser, led by UK Games Talent and Finance CIC, is designed to provide a platform for creative leaders of the future.
It is aimed at graduates looking to break into the games development industry, with a strong focus on getting their game to market.
USW has been named as one of ten regional hubs across the UK, which will help to mentor graduates who apply to take part in the programme.
will have access to their regional hubs and leading industry support where
possible, providing the best knowledge-base and resources available across the
are being invited from graduates to take part in the ten-week Tranzfuser
programme throughout summer 2016.
applicants will be invited to develop their ideas into working prototypes over
the summer in a competition that culminates in a nationally recognized showcase
Graduates are invited to apply as:
applicants will be awarded a £5,000 budget to allocate as they choose
throughout the competition. At the showcase event in September 2016, selected
teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £25k from the UK
Games Fund to commercialise their game and launch a company.
Hurford, Course Leader for Computer Games Enterprise at the University of South
Wales, said: “We are delighted that the University of South Wales has been
chosen as the regional hub for South Wales. We are looking forward to working
with the regional teams as they develop their games, mentoring and supporting
them through the process.
a great competition for young games designers and developers to be involved
with, particularly with the potential for the winners to receive funding for
further development of their game. Young games designers and developers will be
exposed to a range of industry experts and mentors to provide advice and
guidance throughout their development journey. It is a fantastic opportunity
for recent graduates from a range of disciplines to get involved in the games
Applications close on April 15 2016 with successful applicants starting their ten-week game development from June 1 2016.
For more information about the programme and details of how to apply, visit the Tranzfuser website.