Rockstar North to sponsor Dare ceremony

Rockstar North to sponsor Dare ceremony

By Ed Fear

July 10th 2008 at 1:41PM

Awards ceremony receives support from GTA developer

Rockstar North has signed up to sponsor the Dare to be Digital awards ceremony, this year taking place in Edinburgh for the first time.

The event, which will be held on August 13th at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, will celebrate the achievements of the 17 teams picked from over 100 entries, and will also reveal the winners of the various awards.

“We have watched the growth of Dare to be Digital over the years, and we have always been impressed with the quality of talent the competition attracts and helps to nurture,” said a Rockstar spokesperson.  

“In fact, we ourselves have made several successful hires from among previous contestants, who have all contributed to our thriving creative community of developers from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.”

Paul Durrant of Abertay University, added: “We are very pleased that Rockstar North is supporting Dare to be Digital 2008. The quality of their work is recognised throughout the worldwide computer games industry, and I am sure that our contestants will be thrilled to take part in a competition endorsed by such a well-respected developer.

“Just like Rockstar, everyone involved with Dare to be Digital is eagerly anticipating an even higher standard of work from this year’s contestants, and now with Rockstar North’s support we will be able to celebrate that talent and achievement with a truly spectacular awards ceremony.”