August 2014

BAFTA-nominated games unveiled at Dare ProtoPlay festival

The three nominees for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award were revealed today (Sunday 10 August) at Dare ProtoPlay, Scotland’s biggest video games festival.
These three games were the winners of Dare to be Digital, an international game design competition for students run annually by Abertay University in Dundee.
Each summer, 15 teams of five students are picked to develop a new game in just eight weeks, before facing the scrutiny of thousands of members of the public. Over 13,000 members of the public visited the free four-day festival this year.

V&A Game Designer opens Scotland’s biggest video games festival

The first ever Game Designer in Residence at the V&A museum today (Thursday 7 August) opened Scotland’s biggest video games festival, Dare ProtoPlay.
The event, which is organised by Abertay University, showcases the very best of digital creativity, including the 15 games from the Dare to be Digital student competition and over 30 independent games.