What is DunDev?
DunDev will act as a catalyst for entrepreneurial past-Tranzfuser studios to focus on the important stuff; making games and the business of making games. Teams will be provided with accommodation, office space and prize money to ensure the time spent on the programme can be channelled exclusively into the development, the team’s game and their studio.
- Up to four teams will be selected from the acclaimed national graduate talent competition, Tranzfuser, will be invited to join us in Dundee in January 2024 for four weeks.
- During this time, the studios will receive structured support to build on their successful endeavours in Tranzfuser and beyond.
- Each studio will be provided with top quality living accommodation, office space and prize of value up to £10,000 (dependent on team size) to support their time at DunDev.
- At the end of DunDev, the participating studios will be invited to pitch to the UK Games Fund for grants of up to £25,000 for the continued commercial development of their games. Importantly, as part of this pitching process, teams will be asked to demonstrate what they have learned during DunDev.
Whether selected for funding or not, all participating studios will receive tailored one-to-one support from hand-picked UKGTF community members, helping to translate any ideas for growth as a sustainable studio generated during DunDev – into practical application.
Entrepreneurialism, creativity, business management skills and technological innovation will form the pillars of DunDev, with teams encouraged during the hot-housing to accelerate their learning in the art of running a successful independent game development studio.