Dare to be Digital competition gets fresh support

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Wednesday 4th June will see the start of the ninth annual Dare to be Digital competition, which tasks teams of students across the UK to develop a prototype video game over the course of 10 weeks.

Previous Dare to be Digital events have been widely hailed as successfully introducing budding developers to the realities of game creation. They have spawned unique ideas such as ‘GuitaRPG’ Ragnarawk and the winners of the competition now even receive a special BAFTA award called Ones To Watch. Around 20 teams of five are expected to participate in the full competition this year.

Tiga, the games developers trade association has announced that the Scottish Government have provided £56,800 to sponsor this year’s comp.

Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said “The Dare to be Digital programme is a fantastic scheme, with a great reputation in the games industry. It encourages promotion and learning about making video games, it gives students a chance to work with some first class game development businesses and it gives developers an opportunity to work with graduates before hiring them. This is a scheme that deserves further expansion.”