What Dare is...

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Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game, receiving mentoring from industry.

At the end of the competition, the prototypes are displayed at talent showcasing event Dare ProtoPlay. The general public and industry experts get to play and vote for the games. At the Dare awards ceremony, three prizes of £2500 will be awarded to the three highest scoring teams based on the criteria of innovation and creativity, market potential and use of technology (none of the three will be specifically attributed to any particular criterion). Seven months later the winning teams attend the BAFTA Video Games Awards to compete for the coveted "Ones to Watch Award".

Microsoft is proud to be an official sponsor for the provision of Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft Kinect

Kinect  Win7Phone

In this blog I want to focus on the Windows Phone Teams a further blog will be written about the Kinect team

The Windows Teams are:

Team Rebel Donut social-twitter @Rebel_Donut

blog: http://rebeldonutgames.blogspot.com/  

Dare blog: http://www.daretobedigital.com/team-information-2011/team.php?idTeam=1315&year=2011 

Team Tea and Techno social-twitter @TandTechno

Dare blog: http://www.daretobedigital.com/team-information-2011/team.php?year=2011&idTeam=1435

Here are the benefits for students taking part:

  • Enhance your CV
  • Get mentoring from the industry
  • Produce a demo to take to interviews
  • Hone your skills and get the experience that employers are looking for
  • Expose your skills and work to games industry luminaries / potential employers
  • Experience working as part of a team

Want to know more

Simply visit http://www.daretobedigital.com/