Dare to be Digital
Dare to be Digital is a video game development competition for extremely talented students at universities and colleges of art, organised and run by Abertay University.
Teams of up to eight students, a mix of artists, programmers and audio engineers, develop new video games, receiving support and online mentoring from industry professionals.
At the end of the competition in August, the games are showcased at Dare ProtoPlay, a four-day video games festival in Dundee where the general public and games industry play and vote for the games.
An industry judging panel decide which three games will become the sole nominees for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, which will be awarded to one of these teams at the BAFTA Video Games Awards in London.
Students who have gone through the Dare experience are highly sought after by industry and are working in a variety of positions in studios in the UK and overseas. Some former Dare contestants have also set up their own development studios.