The winners of this year’s Dare to be Digital 2015 have been revealed.
The three winners were Pixel Tailors for its revolution-themed The Wall Shall Stand, Mild Beast Games for its multiplayer stealth title Sundown and Pictrail for social selfie challenge game Selfienation.
Each of the teams are now nominees for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.
Pathos Studios received £25,000 from Channel 4 to support the development of its mobile puzzle game Pathos. The same title also won the Design in Action Award for Commercial Potential, from which the team will obtain financial support and design mentoring.
The Audience Award for most popular game at Dare Protoplay went to Yeah Yeah Games’ whacky multiplayer title EctoPlaza.
"Dare to be Digital has grown into a major international game design competition and this year’s entries are the most exciting and creatively diverse we’ve ever seen," said the head of the school of Arts Media and computer games at Abertay University Gregor White.
“Selfienation, Sundown and The Wall Shall Stand are exceptional games and they strongly deserve their nominations for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.
“Our most recent BAFTA Ones to Watch winner, Chambara, went from Dare ProtoPlay to being part of the IndieCade showcase at E3, one of the world’s biggest gaming events. We expect to see great things from all this year’s Dare to be Digital contestants as they become the next generation of inspiring game developers.”
For a look at all the games from the 16 teams that took part in this year’s Dare to be Digital, check out the Dare Blogs.