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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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2018 Schedule

Dates for 2018

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The Teams

Dare Academy Teams

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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.

Applications Closed

Applications for Dare Academy 2018 are now closed!  

The short-listed teams will be announced on Friday 4th of May. 

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

20 hours ago

RT @AbertayUni: #Dundee #gamedevs! The @uk_ie hub crawl is TONIGHT with great speakers from @BFI, @Escape_Tech, @AbertayGameLab and @soldou


#Dare2018 applications are due TODAY by 11.59pm!! We can’t wait to see what you’ve created. https://t.co/26UK38o2d5


RT @AbertayUni: Abertay listed as one of the top 10 universities for game development by @EightyLevel! #gamedev https://t.co/LzUKLFjFDB htt…

6 days ago

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