Dare to be Digital
Dare at Goldsmiths gets underway!
Dare to be Digital, in association with Channel 4 has just kicked off at Goldsmiths, University of London. This exciting Computer games design competition involves 85 games developers from 15 different universities across the UK, Ireland, China and India, all competing in one of 5 regional host centres.
Dare to be Digital is the UK’s premier video games design competition. It supports the creation of computer games prototypes by talented, young developers in order to showcase their talent and prepare them for working in industry.
Goldsmiths is hosting the first ever ‘London regional centre’ this year. With Goldsmiths’ brand new MSc in Computer Games and Entertainment starting in September 2008, Dare to be Digital competitors should feel right at home mingling with our staff and students.
Three teams are based at Goldsmiths are going by the team names; Dastardly Scientists, Less Lethal Games and Western Lights. Team Mentors include Gareth Lewis Senior Lecturer in Computer Games at Goldsmiths (formerly Technical Manager at Lionhead and SONY) and ?name? of Eidos.
Dare to be Digital, organised and promoted by the University of Abertay Dundee, will run up until 9 August 2008. At the end of the competition, all the games will be showcased at Dare ProtoPlay in Edinburgh on 10-12 August 2008, as part of the games festival, and will be judged by an industry panel that will award some fabulous prizes. The event will be held at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, alongside the Edinburgh Interactive Festival during the August festivals season. The general public and industry experts will not only get to play the games, but will also get to vote for them as well. The 3 winning teams from the competition will then go on to form the entries for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.
You can visit the Dare web-site to check the teams’ progress and vote for them at www.daretobedigital.com
To find out more about the MSc in Computer Games and Entertainment at Goldsmiths please visit www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/computing which also includes details on how to apply for this year’s course.