If you’re a regular reader of Scottishgames, then you’ll be familiar with Dare to be Digital. The competition is unique and offers teams of students a chance to experience the sharp end of the creative process like no other event. Even better, the competition culminates in the Protoplay event. Three days of demonstrating the (hopefully) finished games to consumers, kids and members of the public.
Last year’s Protoplay was the biggest ever. Nearly 10,000 people came through the doors over the three days to play the games, hear from industry experts and see the awards getting handed out (expertly we thought…) Protoplay has always been a supporter of new talent, up and coming developers and gaming.
This year, Protoplay is going even further, with a dedicated Indie Games Fest taking place as part of the whole event.
The Indie Games Fest is being presented by the Prototype Fund, which is overseen by Abertay University. It aims to bring together new developers with publishers, funding partners, commissioning editors and other useful people (like the editors of vital gaming blogs).
Speakers at the fest will include:
- Channel 4’s new commissioning editor for games
- BBC Worldwide’s executive producer of gaming
- CCP, the company behind Eve Online
- Online gaming company Turbulenz
- Games analytics experts Games Analytics
- Important editors from vital games industry website(s)
- Many more!