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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.

Overview

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.

Top Tips for Starting a Games Company

Here are some tips from Steve Cartwright on Starting a Games Company.

Top Employment Law Tips for New Games Companies

Kate Wyatt's Top Employment Law Tips for New Games Companies.

Top Tips in Accounting for Starting a Games Studio

Ashleigh Thomas' Top Tips in Accounting for Starting a Games Studio.

Top Tips on Intellectual Property for Games Companies

Douglas Roberts Top Tips on Intellectual Property for Games Companies.

Top Tips for Funding

Alisdair McNaughton's Top Tips for Funding.

Top Tips in Commercial Property for New Games Companies

Alison Broomhall's Top Tips in Commercial Property for New Games Companies.

2018 Launch Event

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

Dare Academy 2018 winners Thunder Lime

Thunder Lime crowned Dare Academy winners

Student team wins Abertay University video games design contest at EGX

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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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Dare Academy logo

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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RSB Lindsays in sponsorship deal with Abertay’s Dare Academy

Leading law firm RSB Lindsays will be a key sponsor in Abertay University’s Dare...

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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

8 hours ago

RT @NextGenSun: Thanks to Rona from @AbertayUni for visiting our @sunderlandcol @ngenacademy students earlier this week. Always great to se…

yesterday

RT @Kinoko_TheGame: We spoke to @jeremy_peel from @PCGamesN at #EGX2018 - here's their lovely article about Kinoko! https://t.co/zHTk0H9M7Z

Thursday 01 November 2018

RT @taggames: Had a blast at the @uk_ie Student Conference yesterday at @AbertayUni. Thank you to everyone who stopped to chat with Marc an…

Wednesday 31 October 2018

RT @KustomGK: We got a chance to interview Dr. Paul Robertson with regards to getting into games development at @EGX 2018 Check out what w…