Dare To Be Digital at Abertay University Dundee

Posted on: 24th January 2013
Dare To Be Digital at Abertay University Dundee

Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students, is now open for entries – a unique opportunity for aspiring professionals to win their very own BAFTA.

Run by the University of Abertay Dundee, Dare to be Digital sees hundreds of students every year competing to become one of 15 teams to build a working game prototype in just nine weeks.

The games then go on show to the public and to industry experts in Dundee in August, with three winning teams picked to compete for the BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award.

The last BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award went to Swallowtail Games for Tick Tock Toys, a family-friendly puzzle game for iPad and iPhone. Since the win, the team have set up a company to finish the game and commercially release it.

Gregor White, Director of Dare to be Digital at Abertay University, said: “Last year we received a record number of entries, with hundreds and hundreds of students looking to get a place on Dare to be Digital.

“Any talented art, design and programming students wanting to create computer games for a living should definitely apply. Everyone who takes part in Dare gets professional experience and contacts you just can’t get anywhere else.”

Entries should be made online at the Dare to be Digital website.

Applications close on 9 April.