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Welcome to Dare Academy 2018!

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


Why Should You Dare?

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FAQ's, Terms and Conditions

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2018 Schedule

Dates for 2018

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The Teams

Dare Academy Teams

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Tips on Applications

The application deadline is just around the corner!

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

Application Form

Application forms are now available 

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2018 Launch Event

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

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Dare Judges 2018 Announced

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

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Dare Academy Judges 2018

Dare judges 2018 announced......

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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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Dare Academy 2017 finalists release first game

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

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Dare Academy Finalists 2018

To be announced soon...

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Tweets by Dare

2 days ago

The Dare application deadline is drawing ever nearer, so here's some handy tips from @bitloomgames, @JoshLHale and… https://t.co/WhQqsyYfcB

Friday 13 April 2018

RT @bitloomgames: We're down at EGX Rezzed with @PlayPHOGS this weekend, come check it out! https://t.co/8uQVss6dyA

Thursday 12 April 2018

RT @AbertayUni: Imagine if the game you helped to create was up for 9 BAFTAs? 😮 #Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice by @NinjaTheory is the most…

Wednesday 11 April 2018

RT @oil_weedoor: 🗣 @JoshLHale talks about making OIL with @PocketGamer 🕳⚒🛢🔥🌵 @wee_door #gamedev #indiedevhour #Appstore @AbertayUni @Aberta