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Call for entries: Dare to be Digital

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Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game, receiving mentoring from industry.

At the end of the competition, the prototypes are displayed at a talent showcasing event called Dare ProtoPlay. The general public as well as industry experts get to play and vote for the games.  Prizes are then awarded to the winning teams at a special awards ceremony.  Later in the year the winning teams attend the BAFTA Video Games Awards to compete for the coveted "Ones to Watch Award".

They're looking for a diverse range of original, quirky, innovative, ground breaking games for all platforms. 

You need to be a team of 5 containing a balance of art and programming students with a team member who will tackle the audio aspects of the game. In addition to this your team must have someone willing to take on the role of team leader in addition to their creative / technical duties.  You must be a team of students (postgraduate and / or undergraduate) at a Higher Education Institute (University or Art College).

Please see website for full details.

Deadline: April 3 2011.

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