Dare to be Digital 2012 applications open

Dare to be Digital 2012 applications open
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

January 23rd 2012 at 3:42PM

Successful applicants will have chance to win a BAFTA 'Ones to Watch' Award

Applications have opened today for the game design competition Dare to be Digital 2012.

Run by the University of Abertay, hundreds of students are expected to compete for the chance to win industry attention, with three teams winning a BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ Award.

Split into 15 teams, developers will have just nine weeks to build a working game prototype.

“Taking part in Dare to be Digital is a life-changing opportunity for many young game developers, giving them incredible experience and access to leading industry experts from companies like Rockstar and Sony,” said Dare to be Digital project manager Elaine Russell.

“And the experience of seeing thousands of people play your game at the Dare ProtoPlay games festival at the end of the competition can be life-changing for students looking to enter the games industry.

“With the many innovative release channels available in the market, we are particularly keen to see how the students can use Dare to be Digital as a platform to launch commercially in the gaming market.”

Applicants must submit a pitch for their game idea, which can be done in video form, which will then be looked at by a set of judges as they shortlist teams for interview.

For more information and to apply, visit the official website here.