First public viewing of the Dare to be Digital projects, held aongside the Edinburgh Interactive Festival
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 in a development hothouse for 10 weeks (Monday 7th June to Tuesday 17th August 2010) to develop a prototype video game, receiving daily support and weekly training sessions from industry specialists.
At the end of the competition, the prototypes are displayed at a special talent showcasing event in Edinburgh, Dare ProtoPlay, alongside the Edinburgh Interactive Festival in August.
The general public as well as industry experts get to play and vote for the games.
Prizes are then awarded to the winning teams at a special awards ceremony. Later in the year the winning teams attend the BAFTA Video Games Awards to compete for the coveted "Ones to Watch Award".
We're looking for a diverse range of original, quirky, innovative, ground breaking games for all platforms.
To read the rules & terms, frequently asked questions, and for information on how to apply (UK, China and India), please read the pages in the apply section. These pages also provide information on how you can apply to be a scottish student ambassador within one of the International teams. The closing date for applications for Dare 2010 is midnight on Sunday March 28th 2010.