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Information for Irish students applying to Dare to be Digital 2012

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  • 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?
  • Dare Ireland presentation

    1. 2. What is Dare ? <ul><li>The UK’s premier games development competition </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of students develop a video game prototype in just 9 weeks from June – August </li></ul><ul><li>Help from industry specialists, mentoring & visits </li></ul><ul><li>Prototypes showcased at Dare ProtoPlay in Dundee </li></ul><ul><li>Sole pathway to the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award </li></ul>
    2. 3. <ul><li>Hone your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance CV </li></ul><ul><li>Demo for interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Build contacts in industry </li></ul><ul><li>Experience working as part of a team </li></ul><ul><li>Work with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend worth £150 per week </li></ul><ul><li>£200 team budget </li></ul><ul><li>Great Prizes (£2,500 per winning team) </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your game to the public at Dare ProtoPlay </li></ul><ul><li>Win a BAFTA endorsed Ones to Watch award </li></ul>Why Apply?
    3. 4. Dare ProtoPlay Caird Hall, Dundee
    4. 5. 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
    5. 6. 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 <ul><li>Please Note – </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    6. 7. Team Dynamics What is a balanced team? <ul><li>Team of 5 students – Good mix of programmers, artists and other disciplines as required </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><li>- Programmers working use of C++ / C# / Java etc </li></ul><ul><li>- Artists Animators, Technical Artists, Concept Artists, Character Artists, Environment Artist </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - Audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Game Designers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> Team Leader* - 3 programmes, 2 artists </li></ul><ul><li> Team Leader – 2 programmers, 2 artists, 1 Audio </li></ul><ul><li>* Team Leaders can come from any discipline </li></ul>
    7. 8. The Application Form <ul><li>Written application plus additional Video upload </li></ul><ul><li>Clear description of your game </li></ul><ul><li>- Platform </li></ul><ul><li>- Target Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how you will adapt this idea into a game </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how the game fits with the Dare criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>- Market Potential </li></ul><ul><li>- Innovation and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>- Use of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Detail well thought out deliverables and key milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Team’s skills and experience </li></ul>
    8. 9. What Happens Next? <ul><li>Applications screened by industry panel </li></ul><ul><li>Highest scoring teams are invited to Selection Day Interviews </li></ul>Selection Day - Dublin <ul><li>Teams present to an Industry Panel of judges - opportunity to sell your game </li></ul><ul><li>15 mins to pitch your game idea </li></ul><ul><li>10 mins for Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>All teams will receive feedback from Judges </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Hardware:  All development PCs and Macs will be provided. Other hardware such as controllers etc. depend on sponsorship. </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Basic software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Software Suite will be provided </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Form to be filled out by each selected team </li></ul><ul><li>Have clear idea what you require from application </li></ul><ul><li>You can use any engine or software you want </li></ul><ul><li>Consider costs – open source software preferable </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship can be sought on paid licenses, but no guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>For further details of what we can provide visit the Hardware and Software list Under Apply on the website. </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul>A note on Technical provision from Dare
    10. 11. 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
    11. 12. Join the Community www.facebook.com/daretobedigital www.twitter.com/daretobedigital daretobedigital.com Deadline 10 April
    12. 13. Industry Support - Dare 2011
    13. 14. Good Luck!