Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading competition for student game developers has announced the developer accord members for the 2013 event.
Developer accord members are companies who give up time to provide guidance and mentoring for the 15 teams which will be developing games for nine weeks over the summer.
This year, the teams will receive input, assistance and expertise from:
- Cobra Mobile
- Lift London (Microsoft)
- Ninja Kiwi
- Outplay Entertainment
- Reflections (a Ubisoft studio)
- Ruffian Games
- Sega Europe
- Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
- Tag Games
Elaine Russell, the project manager for Dare to be Digital, told us:
“We’re delighted that so many incredible games companies are supporting Dare to be Digital again this year, giving their time and their expertise to the students battling to build a game in just nine weeks. With the support of our Developer Accord, Dare to be Digital offers something completely unique – the chance for students to learn directly from the very best game developers in the world. Having the input of experts with decades and decades of experience is a huge help for our 15 teams as they prepare their games for the Dare ProtoPlay festival in Dundee in August, and for the all-important judging for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award shortlist.”
Dare to be Digital 2013 runs from Monday 10 June, with teams having just nine weeks to prepare their game for public display – and judging by a panel of industry experts.
All of the Dare games will be showcased at the Dare ProtoPlay event, Scotland’s biggest video games festival. This year ProtoPlay runs from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August in Dundee’s city centre.
Dare to be Digital has also been supported by a wider group of international games companies, which have acted as judges for teams applying from outside the UK. They are:
- Camel Games, China
- CCP Games, Iceland
- Digital Skills Academy @ The Digital Hub, Ireland
- EA DICE, Sweden
- EA Shanghai, China
- Funcom, Norway
- Gala Networks Europe Ltd, Ireland
- Gameloft, China
- IO Interactive, Denmark
- Remedy Entertainment, Finland
- SixMinute, Ireland
For more information, please visit the Dare to be Digital website.