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Dare roadshow presentation 2013

'How to Apply' to Dare to be Digital 2013 the UK's premier computer game design competition.

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Dare roadshow presentation 2013

  1. 1. Dare to be Digital 2013
  2. 2. What’s it all about?• The UK’s premier games development competition• Teams of students develop a video game prototype in just 9 weeks from June – August• Help from industry specialists, mentoring & visits• Prototypes showcased at Dare ProtoPlay in Dundee• Sole pathway to the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award
  3. 3. Dare ProtoPlay
  4. 4. BAFTA Ones to Watch Award2010 Abertay Uni 2011 Skovde Uni, SwedenTeam: Butterflyers Team: That Game StudioGame: Shrunk Game: Twang 2012 Winners 2009 Wolverhampton Uni2007 Abertay Uni Team: Dark Matter DesignsTeam: Voodoo Boogie Norwich College of Art/Abertay Uni Game: Boro ToroGame: Ragnarawk Swallowtails Tick Tock Toys
  5. 5. Why Apply?• Hone your skills• Enhance CV• Demo for interviews• Exposure to industry greats• Experience working as part of a team• Stipend worth £150 per week• £200 team budget• Build contacts in industry• Accommodation
  6. 6. Why apply? • Work with friends • Make new friends with similar interests • Chance to showcase your skills to industry • Gain industry contacts • Future opportunities – such as; - sell IP, - start own business - job in industry• Spend the summer doing what you love• Prizes (£2,500 per winning team)• Showcase to the public at Dare ProtoPlay• Win a BAFTA endorsed Ones to Watch award
  7. 7. Team DynamicsWhat is a balanced team?Team of 5 students; mix of programmers, artists and audioExamples of teams: Team Leader* - 3 programmes, 2 artists Team Leader – 2 programmers, 2 artists, 1 Audio *Team Leaders must have one of the core skill sets
  8. 8. How to ApplyGet a team of 5 together and complete the online form daretobedigital.com By 9th April 2013 NB: cant find additional team members, take a look on the Dare website notice board
  9. 9. Application FormClear description of your game:- Team video (video clip of up to 5 mins)- Platform- Target Audience- Development Plan- Upload examples of visuals from the artists in the teamExplain how you will adapt this idea into a gameExplain how the game fits with the Dare criteria:- Market Potential- Innovation and Creativity- Use of TechnologyTeams skills and experience
  10. 10. What happens next?• Applications screened by industry panel• Highest scoring teams are invited to Interview
  11. 11. Selection DayTeams present to an Industry Panel of judges – opportunity to sell your idea 20 mins to pitch your game idea 10 mins for Q & A All teams will receive feedback
  12. 12. Key DatesOnline Applications open 22nd JanuaryApplication deadline 9th AprilOnline Judging 15th – 21st AprilInterviews 29th April - 9th MayCompetition Dates 10th June - 11th AugDare ProtoPlay 8th - 11th AugustFinal judging 11th August*NB Dates may be subject to change
  13. 13. Rave Reviews!What the students say…..‘Without Dare, I would not have had a chance of getting the job I have’‘10 out of 10 - Dare presents a once in a lifetime opportunity’‘Would recommend Dare in a heartbeat’‘Exhausting but worth it’‘Best experience ever’
  14. 14. Successfully Released Games (Windows 7 phone)MUSHhttp://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/mush/236b43cd-a9ef-4b3c-8e1b-786125309b9eStarcrossedhttp://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/starcrossed/3de88f3f-5005-4019-be78-c39f8172d39e
  15. 15. Industry Support for Dare to be Digital 2012
  16. 16. daretobedigital.comJoin the community www.facebook.com/daretobedigital
  17. 17. Thank youGood Luck

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'How to Apply' to Dare to be Digital 2013 the UK's premier computer game design competition.

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