Indie Developers – Dare Protoplay Needs YOU

Indie Developers – Dare Protoplay Needs YOU

Dare to be Digital launch 2014 - 2Developers. Dare ProtoPlay wants you. And your games.

Dare ProtoPlay is the culmination of the annual Dare to be Digital competition. In previous years, the competition drew 10-15 teams of students travel to Dundee for the summer and build a working prototype of their game, before demonstrating, playing and showing them off in public at Scotland’s largest video games event.

This year, the competition is a little different. Each team will be building their games at their home universities, before travelling to Dundee for ProtoPlay itself.

Dare ProtoPlay 2012 - main hallEvery year ProtoPlay attracts thousands of visitors from across Scotland. In 2014 over 13,000 people flocked to Dundee’s city centre to see the games created by the student teams, as well as the latest, greatest and best games from indie game developers and studios across the country.

For the 2015 extravaganza, ProtoPlay is looking for indie developers and studios who would like to showcase their games before this huge audience.

Dare ProtoPlay games festival 1 - Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop with student Stephanie BazeleyIt’s free. For developers and visitors. You can sign up online and apply to be part of the whole event. In previous years, ProtoPlay has pulled in developers from individual part-time game creators, through to some of the country’s biggest studios, demonstrating games which have gone on to international success. Fame! Glory! Money! Fans!

Spaces are going FAST, so get your application in NOW.

Apply here:

Elaine Russell, Dare to be Digital Project Manager, told us:

Dare ProtoPlay is a hugely exciting festival every year, with dozens of new games on show for gamers and families of all ages to play. Indie developers are a key part of the festival and we’re looking to attract as many daring, innovative designers to come and show their games to the public. It’s a great opportunity to get live feedback from players, test out ideas and meet other developers who are also experimenting with new ways of creating fun, engaging and enlightening digital experiences.

This year Dare ProtoPlay runs from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 of August in Dundee’s Caird Hall and City Square.

ProtoPlay_ARThis year’s festival also features live orchestral ensemble Mantra Collective performing arrangements of indie game music and dance musician Chipzel who uses Game Boy consoles to create energetic, melodic dance tracks. Both events are jointly presented with Edinburgh Game Symposium.

Dare ProtoPlay is a major event in the Dundee cultural calendar, and was a key part of the city’s successful bid to become the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.

For more information, please visit and follow #Dare2015 on social media.

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