EGS PPE + IGDA + DARE = P.A.R.T.Y.

Party time, people. IGDA Scotland, in association with the Edinburgh Game Symposium and with the lovely people at Kobojo paying for the drinks and atmos, present the EGS & IGDA Kick Off Party! It takes place at Cask and Cork in Dundee's 'vibrant' east end (the Seagate to be precise). There will be networking. Local... Continue Reading →

Indie Developers – Dare Protoplay Needs YOU

Developers. 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... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Companies Star In Develop Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2015 Develop awards have been announced with a wide range of Scottish companies featuring within the 137 companies and 47 games featured. The Scottish companies in the list are: New Games IP (Mobile) - Size Does Matter (DOS Studios) Technically Norwegian, but it's former Dare Winner published by Channel 4, so... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Seek – New From Five Pixels

Five Pixels is one of the winning teams from this year's Dare To Be Digital. Seek is their first game. It was released in early November and has already scooped a TIGA award for the Best Student Game. Seek is a first person game in which the player must find their friends, who are lost... Continue Reading →

Scottish Parliament Dares To Support Games Sector

The Scottish government has been a vocal supporter of the video games and interactive industry in Scotland for the last several years. In addition to supporting tax breaks prior to Westminster, it has directly supported the inclusion of foreign teams in Dare to be Digital, created a cross-party group on videogames and has recognised the... Continue Reading →

Channel 4 Publishes BAFTA Winning Dare Game

Size DOES Matter, a frantic music-fuelled arcade game and winner of the last BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, is OUT NOW, published by Channel 4. The game was one of the three main winners at Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital contest in 2013, securing one of the ultra-exclusive nominations for the BAFTA Ones to Watch... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Digital 2014 – Best Ever…

Dare to be Digital's Protoplay event is always a joy. A four day festival and celebration of creativity, innovation and hard work, the event offers something for every visitor, whether it's a family of Minecraft fans, or the UK's growing number of indie studios. This year's event was one of the best yet. Alongside the 15 teams... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon – Pixel Raiders

Earth's donkeys are under attack. A mysterious force from beyond is abducting them and using them in nefarious ways. Probing, genetic harvesting, mutiliation. Laser-like cuts, no evidence of predators, body parts 'cored' out like donkey flavoured apples being prepared for a delicious pudding. Yokels in remote areas of various countries are reporting encounters with mystifying... Continue Reading →

Richard LeMarchand Leads ProtoPlay Line Up

Richard Lemarchand, Lead Game Designer on all three Uncharted games, will lead the line-up at Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest video games festival. Dare ProtoPlay, which is organised and run by Abertay University, champions the very best in digital creativity and innovation, from the 15 student games created for the Dare to be Digital game design... Continue Reading →

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