Edinburgh Games Symposium – ProtoPlay Edition

Heads up, folks. The 2015 http://www.edingame.com/ takes place on Wednesday and Thursday next week. The symposium's rather awesome (and unique) mix of panels, speakers, music, performance, concerts, discussion and debate are back, but this year there's a twist... It's in Dundee. Yes, Scotland's throbbing games hub is playing host to the country's most exciting and... 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 →

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 →

Dare To Be Digital Indie Showcase – Developers Wanted

Developers of the world,  is your chance.  Show off your games, demonstrate your creativity and get that all important audience for ALL of your titles... The Dare to be Digital Indie Showcase is part of the event's growing indie gaming festival, giving games creators the chance to show their games in public.  To an audience... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Digital Announces Development Mentors

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... Continue Reading →

Want To Get Ahead? Get A Dapper Hat: Why Dare Matters…

Guest editorial from Dapper Hat Games' Ronan Quigley: Dapper Hat Games are a group of Abertay students who initially formed as a five person team consisting of Charlie McFadden, Stuart Martin, Nikita Bewley, Eilis Armstrong and Ronan Quigley for the purposes of applying to last year’s Dare to Be Digital competition, encompassing a mix of... Continue Reading →

Exhibiting At A Festival – Lessons For Indie Developers

After a jaunt to the frozen North, visiting the far frontier of UK games development, we return with a guest post from the astonishingly resilient Colin Riley (aka @Domipheus) who took part in the first ever Dare to be Digital Indie Showcase at this year's Protoplay event.  We say resilient because Colin ran his entire... Continue Reading →

Protoplay 2012 – Day 2

Previously on Protoplay... Having never missed a Protoplay since its inception, PP:2012 will be my 6th, and I'm fortunate enough to have seen it from pretty much every angle available, staff helper, contestant (and winner!), and plain old attendee. This year I get to see it with a reporter's eyes, thanks to ScottishGames (I promise... Continue Reading →

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