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Dare to be Digital 2012
What’s it all about? <ul><li>The UK’s premier games development  competition </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of students develop a...
Dare ProtoPlay
BAFTA Ones to Watch Award 2007 Abertay Uni Team: Voodoo Boogie  Game: Ragnarawk 2009 Wolverhampton Uni Team: Dark Matter D...
<ul><li>Why Apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Hone your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance CV </li></ul><ul><li>Demo for interviews <...
<ul><li>Why apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Work with friends  </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends with similar interests </li></u...
Team Dynamics <ul><li>What is a balanced team? </li></ul><ul><li>Team of 5 students; mix of programmers, artists and audio...
How to Apply Get a team of 5 together and complete the online form Daretobedigital.com  By  10 th  April 2012 NB:  If you ...
Application Form  <ul><li>Clear description of your game: </li></ul><ul><li>- Team video (video clip of up to 5 mins) </li...
What happens next? <ul><li>Applications screened by industry panel  </li></ul><ul><li>Highest scoring teams are invited to...
Selection Day   <ul><li>Teams present to an Industry Panel of judges  - opportunity to sell your game </li></ul><ul><li>20...
Key Dates Online Applications open 23 rd  January Application deadline 10 th  April  Online Judging 16 th  - 20 th  April ...
Rave Reviews! <ul><li>What the students say….. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Without Dare, I would not have had a chance of getting ...
Industry Support for Dare to be Digital 2011
daretobedigital.com Join the community  www.facebook.com/daretobedigital
Thank you Good Luck
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Dare to be Digital 2012 - Information presentation

  1. 1. Dare to be Digital 2012
  2. 2. What’s it all about? <ul><li>The UK’s premier games development competition </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of students develop a video game prototype in </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Dundee </li></ul><ul><li>Sole pathway to the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dare ProtoPlay
  4. 4. BAFTA Ones to Watch Award 2007 Abertay Uni Team: Voodoo Boogie Game: Ragnarawk 2009 Wolverhampton Uni Team: Dark Matter Designs Game: Boro Toro 2010 Abertay Uni Team: Butterflyers Game: Shrunk 2011 Winners Skovde University, Sweden That Game Studio Twang
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why Apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Hone your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance CV </li></ul><ul><li>Demo for interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to industry greats </li></ul><ul><li>Experience working as part of a team </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend worth £150 per week </li></ul><ul><li>£200 team budget </li></ul><ul><li>Build contacts in industry </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why apply? </li></ul><ul><li>Work with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>Chance to showcase your skills to industry </li></ul><ul><li>Gain industry contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Future opportunities – such as; </li></ul><ul><li>- sell IP, </li></ul><ul><li>- start own business </li></ul><ul><li>- job in industry </li></ul><ul><li>Spend the summer doing what you love </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes (£2,500 per winning team) </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase to the public at Dare ProtoPlay </li></ul><ul><li>Win a BAFTA endorsed Ones to Watch award </li></ul>
  7. 7. Team Dynamics <ul><li>What is a balanced team? </li></ul><ul><li>Team of 5 students; mix of programmers, artists and audio </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of teams: </li></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 be either programmers/artists/audio </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to Apply Get a team of 5 together and complete the online form Daretobedigital.com By 10 th April 2012 NB: If you are struggling to get a team of 5 together, you can find additional team members on our Dare website notice board
  9. 9. Application Form <ul><li>Clear description of your game: </li></ul><ul><li>- Team video (video clip of up to 5 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>- Platform </li></ul><ul><li>- Target Audience </li></ul><ul><li>- Project Plan; detail well thought out deliverables and key milestones </li></ul><ul><li>- Upload examples of visuals from the artists in the team </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>Teams skills and experience </li></ul>
  10. 10. What happens next? <ul><li>Applications screened by industry panel </li></ul><ul><li>Highest scoring teams are invited to Interview </li></ul>
  11. 11. Selection Day <ul><li>Teams present to an Industry Panel of judges - opportunity to sell your game </li></ul><ul><li>20 mins to pitch your game idea 10 mins for Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback - all teams will receive feedback </li></ul>
  12. 12. Key Dates Online Applications open 23 rd January Application deadline 10 th April Online Judging 16 th - 20 th April Interviews 1 st - 17 th May Competition Dates 11 th June - 12 th Aug Dare ProtoPlay 10 th - 12 th August Final judging 12 th August * NB Dates may be subject to change
  13. 13. Rave Reviews! <ul><li>What the students say….. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Without Dare, I would not have had a chance of getting the job I have’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ 10 out of 10 - Dare presents a once in a lifetime opportunity’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ An opportunity of a life time – life changing experience’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Would recommend Dare in a heartbeat’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Exhausting but worth it’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Best experience ever’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Industry Support for Dare to be Digital 2011
  15. 15. daretobedigital.com Join the community www.facebook.com/daretobedigital
  16. 16. Thank you Good Luck

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