Welcome to DARE

Games industry experts to judge Dare Academy finalists at V&A Dundee

Dare Academy 2021 Judges

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Priority actions to protect your IP in Computer Games

Alastair Smith, Lindsays IP specialist gives his top tips to protect your IP.

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Dare Academy 2021 Finalists Announced

Abertay’s computer game design competition Dare Academy has today announced its ...

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Dare Academy Shortlist announced!

In the first big announcement of Dare Academy 2021, we are DELIGHTED to announce...

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Dare Academy 2021 Judges Announced

We’re delighted to announce the 3 judges who will have the difficult (yet enjoya...

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Dare Academy returns with £20,000 prize fund

Abertay University's video games design competition will be supported by the InG...

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Dare Academy 2021 Mentors

Throughout Dare Academy 2021 our teams will receive guidance from professionals working in the games industry.

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Our Sponsors

Dell

Find more information about our Dare Academy sponsor Dell!

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Dell UK, Alienware and Dare Academy

Find more information about our Dare Academy sponsor Alienware!

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Lindsays

Find more information about our Dare Academy sponsor Lindsays!

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Find more information about our Dare Academy sponsor MHA Henderson Loggie!

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DARE Timeline

11/03/21 (Thursday) — Applications Open

30/04/21(Friday) — Applications Close

10/05/21 (Monday) — Shortlist Announced

17/05/21 (Monday) — Judges Announced

03/06/21 (Thursday) — Judging/Pitch

04/06/21 (Friday) — Finalists Announced

05/07/21 (Monday) — Hot-Housing Starts

30/07/21 (Friday) — Hot-Housing Ends

W/C 6 September — Live Final/Dare Showcase

Dare Academy Archive

View past Dare Academy finalists, judges and news.

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