Final stages of world-renowned game design competition kicks off today

Named and famed: the Dare To Be Digital finalists

The 15 finalist teams for the 2011 Dare to be Digital competition have been announced following a lengthy selection process that saw applications from more than 70 international universities.

The full list of finalists can be found below.

The final team members taking part in this year’s competition hail from 16 different countries including China, Denmark and the UK. They will be making games for iOS, Kinect, PC and Windows Phone 7.

The continuing development process for the finalist teams will be mentored by games industry professionals from Dare’s Developer Accord, including Blitz Games Studios, Codemasters, Crytek UK, Jagex Games Studio, Rare, Rockstar North, Ruffian Games and Sony Computer Entertainment.

Teams will head to Abertay University in Dundee to begin games design on Monday June 13th and continue for nine weeks, when the finished games will go on show at the Dare ProtoPlay festival.

“Dare provides an important platform for fostering and bringing on new talent to the videogames industry,” said Andrew Semple, Rockstar North studio director.


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