Dare to be Digital - one week to apply to win a BAFTA!

Entries should be made online at http://www.daretobedigital.com/

The competition brings 15 teams of five students to the University of Abertay Dundee each summer to build a working game prototype in just nine weeks.

The games then go on show to the public and to industry experts at a games festival in Dundee in August, with three winning teams picked to compete for the BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award.

Sophia George, who led the BAFTA-winning team from Dare 2011, said: “I think people should enter Dare to be Digital because it is a great opportunity for students who are keen to break into the games industry. I feel the experience was priceless and I met so many wonderful people.”

Sophia’s team are now in discussions about publishing their winning game, Tick Tock Toys, on the iPad.

Elaine Russell, Dare to be Digital Project Manager, added: “Dare is a life-changing opportunity for students looking to step into the games industry.

“Coming to Abertay University for a summer to work solidly on your own game, which then goes on show to thousands of members of the public, is an amazing experience.

“If you love games and want to make them for a living, then apply to take part in Dare to be Digital 2012.”

This year applicants are also required to do a video ‘pitch’, explaining their game idea. Entries should be made online at http://www.daretobedigital.com/


For media enquiries, please contact Chris Wilson (Communications Officer) – T: 01382 308522 M: 07837 250284 E: chris.wilson@abertay.ac.uk


Art credit: Tick Tock Toys by Swallowtail.

Team photo (L-R, please credit to BAFTA/Richard Kendal): Mark Bamford, Callum Goold, Rosie Ball, Sophia George, Kristian Francis.  

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