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.

Want to know more about Dare to be Digital see the following video

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

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In this blog I want to focus on the Kinect teams

The Microsoft Kinect Teams are:

Team Ape-y Eyes
Blog
http://daretobedigital.com/team-information-2011/team.php?idTeam=1491&year=2011 
Twitter @ApeyEyes

Team Crispy Nugget Studios
Blog
http://daretobedigital.com/team-information-2011/team.php?idTeam=1233&year=2011
Twitter @Crispy_Nugget_S

Team Digital Knights
Blog
http://daretobedigital.com/team-information-2011/team.php?idTeam=1380&year=2011
Twitter @Dare2011DK

Team Furnace Games

Blog
http://daretobedigital.com/team-information-2011/team.php?idTeam=1415&year=2011
Twitter @FurnaceGames

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/