The Arch Creatives has been confirmed as the West Midlands Regional Hub for UK Games Talent’s flagship graduate development programme, Tranzfuser™.
Designed to provide a platform for creative leaders of the future, Tranzfuser is aimed at graduates looking to create and release their own games. Successful applicant team leaders will be awarded a £5,000 budget and invited to develop their ideas into working prototypes over the summer. The initiative culminates in a national showcase event in September 2016. Selected teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £25,000 from the UK Games Fund to commercialise their game and launch a company.
The Arch Creatives has been selected to co-ordinate West Midlands applicants, providing office accommodation, mentoring and support to the teams. The project will be heavily supported by other local organisations, including: Lab42, 26HT, Warwick District Council, Warwickshire County Council and Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
Steve Stopps from the Arch Creatives, said: “Leamington Spa has a culture of innovation which has been inspiring talented minds for decades. The local development community are keen to nurture the next generation of developers. Our teams will have access to some of the brightest minds in UK game development.”
“The way in which Tranzfuser will become a fresh talent pipeline for the UK Games Fund is a genuine first. Tranzfuser teams that win our funding will become the top tips for future success,” said Paul Durrant, pioneer and veteran of previously successful schemes in talent and funding.
Applications are open until 15th April 2016.