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Dare Ireland presentation

Information for Irish students applying to Dare to be Digital 2012

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Dare Ireland presentation

  1. 2. What is Dare ? <ul><li>The UK’s premier games development competition </li></ul><ul><li>Teams of students develop a video game prototype in just 9 weeks from June – August </li></ul><ul><li>Help from industry specialists, mentoring & visits </li></ul><ul><li>Prototypes showcased at Dare ProtoPlay in Dundee </li></ul><ul><li>Sole pathway to the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Hone your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance CV </li></ul><ul><li>Demo for interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Build contacts in industry </li></ul><ul><li>Experience working as part of a team </li></ul><ul><li>Work with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Make new friends with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend worth £150 per week </li></ul><ul><li>£200 team budget </li></ul><ul><li>Great Prizes (£2,500 per winning team) </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your game to the public at Dare ProtoPlay </li></ul><ul><li>Win a BAFTA endorsed Ones to Watch award </li></ul>Why Apply?
  3. 4. Dare ProtoPlay Caird Hall, Dundee
  4. 5. Bafta Ones to Watch Award The last 3 winners… 2009 Wolverhampton Uni Dark Matter Designs Boro Toro 2010 Abertay Uni Butterflyers Shrunk 2011 Skovde Uni, Sweden That Game Studio Twang
  5. 6. Get a team of 5 together and complete the online Application form at www.daretobedigital.com Deadline - 10 th April 2012 NB: If you are struggling to get a team of 5 together, you can find additional team members on our website notice board. How to Apply <ul><li>Please Note – </li></ul><ul><li>You need to form a collaborative team, with a mix of team members from Southern and Northern Ireland, with at least 1 from either region. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Team Dynamics What is a balanced team? <ul><li>Team of 5 students – Good mix of programmers, artists and other disciplines as required </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><li>- Programmers working use of C++ / C# / Java etc </li></ul><ul><li>- Artists Animators, Technical Artists, Concept Artists, Character Artists, Environment Artist </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - Audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Game Designers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> Team Leader* - 3 programmes, 2 artists </li></ul><ul><li> Team Leader – 2 programmers, 2 artists, 1 Audio </li></ul><ul><li>* Team Leaders can come from any discipline </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Application Form <ul><li>Written application plus additional Video upload </li></ul><ul><li>Clear description of your game </li></ul><ul><li>- Platform </li></ul><ul><li>- Target Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how you will adapt this idea into a game </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how the game fits with the Dare criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>- Market Potential </li></ul><ul><li>- Innovation and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>- Use of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Detail well thought out deliverables and key milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Team’s skills and experience </li></ul>
  8. 9. What Happens Next? <ul><li>Applications screened by industry panel </li></ul><ul><li>Highest scoring teams are invited to Selection Day Interviews </li></ul>Selection Day - Dublin <ul><li>Teams present to an Industry Panel of judges - opportunity to sell your game </li></ul><ul><li>15 mins to pitch your game idea </li></ul><ul><li>10 mins for Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>All teams will receive feedback from Judges </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Hardware:  All development PCs and Macs will be provided. Other hardware such as controllers etc. depend on sponsorship. </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Basic software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Software Suite will be provided </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Form to be filled out by each selected team </li></ul><ul><li>Have clear idea what you require from application </li></ul><ul><li>You can use any engine or software you want </li></ul><ul><li>Consider costs – open source software preferable </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship can be sought on paid licenses, but no guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>For further details of what we can provide visit the Hardware and Software list Under Apply on the website. </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul>A note on Technical provision from Dare
  10. 11. Application deadline 10 th April Online Judging 16 th - 20 th April Interviews 1 st - 11 th May Competition Dates 11 th June - 12 th August Dare ProtoPlay 10 th - 12 th August Final judging 12 th August *NB Dates may be subject to change Key Dates
  11. 12. Join the Community www.facebook.com/daretobedigital www.twitter.com/daretobedigital daretobedigital.com Deadline 10 April
  12. 13. Industry Support - Dare 2011
  13. 14. Good Luck!

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