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The UK students game competition Dare to be Digital 2013, is now LIVE.

I recently had a trip up to Scotland to meet with Elaine Russell programme manager for Dare to be Digital to be introduced to the 15 teams from all around the world who have come together for the next nine weeks to build new and original games. Their final task with be to demo the titles to thousands of families, friends, gamers and industry judges at the four day ProtoPlay event, taking place at Abertay in Dundee. The 15 Teams are the most diverse ever, with teams from China, England, India, Ireland, Norway and Scotland, developing projects for platforms including Android phones and tablets, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PC and Xbox 360. 

Country

Team

Game

Genre

China

iKnow

The Unknown

Puzzle

Ireland

Stone Hammer Games

Two Remaining Souls

Co-op Action Tower Defence

India

5Cross1

Food Frisbees

3D Arcade

India

Mazhlele

Project Heera

Top Down, Multiplayer, Tactical Stealth

UK, London

Paper Planes

Milkshake Rush

Simulation / Mini game

UK, London

Lunavark Studios

Cosmic Couch

Action Adventure

Scotland

Crash Course Studios

Escape from Dr Noremac's Lair

Second Screen Multiplayer Party Platformer

Scotland

Milksteak and The Jellybeans

Attack of the Ghastly Grey Matter

2D Sidescroller / Endless Runner

Scotland

Kaleidoscope Games

Deep

Action / Adventure

Scotland

Orbit Games

Plannit

Co-operative Puzzle Platformer

Scotland

Prehistoric Spatula

DinerSaur

Casual

Scotland

Out Late Games

Cair

Action / Adventure

UK, Birmingham

Jimmy and the Scousers

Fix

Platformer

UK, Birmingham

Ocelot Entertainment

Pygmy Panic

Horde, Tower Defense, Augmented Reality

Nordic

Team DOS

Size DOS Matter

2.5D Action Side-scroller

The three winning teams from Dare to be Digital, will then go on to compete for the prestigious BAFTA Ones To Watch award.

This year, mentors and judges are from Lift London (Microsoft), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Sega Europe, Codemasters, Reflections Ubisoft, Denki, JagexNinja Kiwi, Outplay Entertainment, Ruffian Games, Tag Games and Cobra Mobile

The very best of luck to all of the teams.

You can keep track of the whole Dare competition online,

Dare to be Digital website, Facebook page and Twitter account

Also check out this interview with last years winner here