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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.
Stone Hammer Games
Two Remaining Souls
Co-op Action Tower Defence
Top Down, Multiplayer, Tactical Stealth
Simulation / Mini game
Crash Course Studios
Escape from Dr Noremac's Lair
Second Screen Multiplayer Party Platformer
Milksteak and The Jellybeans
Attack of the Ghastly Grey Matter
2D Sidescroller / Endless Runner
Action / Adventure
Co-operative Puzzle Platformer
Out Late Games
Jimmy and the Scousers
Horde, Tower Defense, Augmented Reality
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, Jagex, Ninja 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