Going to show you then Dare 2012 promo video which explains some of the basics of the competition then take you through some info, and show you last years winning games, also questions at the end
Game Prototype - Although our aim is to create Prototypes, we also want to challenge you - with 9 weeks and so many different distribution channels available, you might be able to create a full small game ready to release immediately after Dare.
Matt covered on video. There are many great reason to apply to Dare here are a few -
In Dundee, Last year around 9000 people came over 3 days This year 10 – 12 August Caird hall Dundee Showcase your games to the public, judging takes place on last day of ProtoPlay as well as awards ceremony. Many other activities going on as well, Scotland's biggest games festival
3 winners (equal) go on to be the sole nominees for Bafta ones to watch award, winner of Bafta decided by bafta judging panel. Attend award in London.
So, if you are a team from Northern Ireland you must have at least 1 person in your team studying in further education and/or a 3rd level college in the Republic of Ireland. Likewise if you are a team from the Republic of Ireland you must have at least 1 team member studying in further education and/or a 3rd level college in Northern Ireland. Teams should contain a balance of artists and programmers and other necessary disciplines A mix of students from further education and third level colleges in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Depends on game – programming heavy. Art heavy – audio based game etc As long as you show on application why you have chosen the team dynamic you have, and that you can make the game you propose with the team skills you have. 1 programmer/artist – have to be damn good!
Added in video, up top 5 mins to present your game idea and show team, also visual examples and styles. Min of 3 members in video – preferably all 5.
on our web-site. (http://www.daretobedigital.com/79_Hardware-Software-List.html) Note: A technical form will need to be filled in by selected teams. Please make sure you think it through even at this application stage. You are free to choose any engine or software you want to use for your game. Due to costs issue, we recommend the teams to use as much open source as possible. Sponsorship will need to be sought on any paid licenses and there's no guarantee that we can get it. Every team has the maximum of one week to finalise their wishlist of hardware and software requirement.
The companies that supported us last year and provided mentoring to the teams as well as hardware/software. Subject to change from year to year.
Thank you, good luck with your application, any questions?
Bafta Ones to Watch Award The last 3 winners… 2009 Wolverhampton Uni Dark Matter Designs Boro Toro 2010 Abertay Uni Butterflyers Shrunk 2011 Skovde Uni, Sweden That Game Studio Twang
Get a team of 5 together and complete the online Application form at www.daretobedigital.com Deadline - 10 th April 2012 NB: If you are struggling to get a team of 5 together, you can find additional team members on our website notice board. How to Apply
Please Note –
You need to form a collaborative team, with a mix of team members from Southern and Northern Ireland, with at least 1 from either region.
Hardware: All development PCs and Macs will be provided. Other hardware such as controllers etc. depend on sponsorship.
Software: Basic software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Software Suite will be provided
Technical Form to be filled out by each selected team
Have clear idea what you require from application
You can use any engine or software you want
Consider costs – open source software preferable
Sponsorship can be sought on paid licenses, but no guarantee
For further details of what we can provide visit the Hardware and Software list Under Apply on the website.
A note on Technical provision from Dare
Application deadline 10 th April Online Judging 16 th - 20 th April Interviews 1 st - 11 th May Competition Dates 11 th June - 12 th August Dare ProtoPlay 10 th - 12 th August Final judging 12 th August *NB Dates may be subject to change Key Dates
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