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Welcome to Dare Academy 2018!

The Dare Academy is an annual games design competition, hosted by Abertay University.

Dare school visit to Abertay.


Why Should You Dare?

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EGX 2107

2018 Schedule

Dates for 2018

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Dare team posing with VR gear.

The Teams

Dare Academy Teams

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 Dare Academy Sponsors

Tips on Applications

Here are some tips on mastering your application from Wee Door, 8 Bit 10 and Bit Loom from last year’s competition.

2018 Launch Event

Watch a video of the launch of Abertay University’s Dare Academy 2018 computer games design contest. 

Dare Academy Mentors 2018

Dare Academy 2018 Mentors

Meet the industry experts who will be mentoring Dare 2018 teams

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The Dare Academy hot-housing launch

Dare Academy teams fired-up for hot-housing

The 2018 games design competition has reached the development phase

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Take a sneak peak at Dare 2018 games!

With hot-housing just around the corner, watch the Dare Academy entry videos thi...

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Panel of judges deliberating on the Dare Academy 2018 finalists

Dare Academy 2018 finalists revealed

Dare Academy 2018 finalists revealed

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Group of people at Dare Academy 2018 launch night

Shortlist announced for Dare Academy pitching session

Abertay University’s Dare Academy games design competition is heating up followi...

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Henderson Loggie to sponsor Dare Academy

Henderson Loggie to sponsor Dare Academy

Leading accountancy firm Henderson Loggie has agreed to be a key sponsor in Aber...

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Dare Academy 2018 judges

Dare Judges 2018 Announced

The 2018 panel of top games industry judges are........

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Launch of Dare Academy 2018

Dare Academy 2018 locked and loaded!

Abertay University’s Dare Academy computer games design contest is locked and lo...

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screenshot from game - OIL

Dare Academy 2017 finalists release first game

Wee Door have released OIL, a unique strategy game blending Battleships with inf...

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Tweets by Dare

3 days ago

RT @AbertayUni: Abertay is proud to support @biomecollective as they represent #Dundee at @londonbiennale - the first time a city has been…

4 days ago

RT @AetherfallGames: Two days to go! Enjoying the #edfringe festival in this year? Why not visit Aetherfall Games at Continue Edinburgh at…

Friday 10 August 2018

RT @RMGAnimator: The Final Rig is almost done. @technofluid @AbertayDare https://t.co/bEaOG35THT

Wednesday 08 August 2018

Hot housing is done, but Dare isn't over yet! See all the teams and their games at #EGX2018 and find out who will b… https://t.co/2eBmuZht4C