Last chance to enter Dare to be Digital 2011

Last chance to enter Dare to be Digital 2011

By Rob Crossley

March 29th 2011 at 2:19PM

Team registrations close Sunday April 3rd

Aspiring game developers have less than a week to register their interest for Dare to be Digital – one of Europe’s most respected game development contests for students.

Sunday April 3rd is the final day for student teams to register.

The contest offers its winning contestants fame, a BAFTA award, and a huge chance to land a job at a games studio.

Register your interest here.

Dev students need to form teams of five, containing a balance of art and programming undergraduates. One team member will need to tackle the audio aspects of a game project too.

Students from universities outside the UK need to band together in teams of four, with the contest’s organisers electing a fifth UK member for each.

Teams from the UK, Irish Republic, China, India, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are fully funded for Dare to be Digital. Accommodation is paid for, and an allowance is available for living costs.

Entrants take part in an intense nine-week game design course at the respected University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland. The teams are tasked with building a working prototype in that time frame, with the results going under the watchful eyes of the industry at the Dare Protoplay event.

Three winners are each announced, and go on to compete for the unique BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award.

“Dare to be Digital is a life-changing experience for many young developers, artists and audio engineers, giving them money-can’t-buy access to personal mentoring from some of the world’s leading game companies,” said Louis Natanson, academic director of the Institute of Arts, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University.