The Average Gamer

Dare 2009 Call for Entries

Dare To Be Digital Logo Games development competition Dare To Be Digital (previously covered here) is now open to applicants. This is the 10th year of Dare and to celebrate, they’re throwing their metaphorical doors open to the community.

There are two formats for the competition this year, Do and Dream.

Do is the traditional development competition. Teams of 5 students or recent graduates are chosen from around the country to develop a game from scratch in 6 weeks over summer. The big difference this year is that they choose from ideas submitted by the community.

Dream is the new community section. Anybody can register on the website and pitch their game idea. Other people will vote for their favourite ideas and add comments. The Do team will then choose an idea each and develop the game for the competition. Those dreamers who submitted the chosen ideas will win the following:

  • £500 cash prize for the originators of games subsequently chosen by the teams for development.
  • An invitation to to the Dare Awards ceremony to receive the prize
  • A single return UK flight and 3 nights’ accommodation to Edinburgh to take part in Dare ProtoPlay during the Edinburgh Festival period. Terms & Conditions apply. (If you are from overseas, you have the option of taking £200 in cash instead or we can fly you from London)
  • Exposure to the top notch games companies and partners that Dare is associated with
  • A showcase opportunity in Dare ProtoPlay
  • Publicity

For more information check out the Dreamer’s FAQ and the Do-ers FAQ