14 October, 2008


Following the hugely successful event in Edinburgh earlier this year, Dare ProtoPlay, where the public can play newly designed video-games, is now coming to Old Spitalfields Market, London as part of the London Games Festival.

Dare ProtoPlay 2008, in association with Channel 4, is the public showcase event of Dare to be Digital, the UK’s premier video games design competition for students who love to play games and want to design their own. Dare to be Digital, organised and promoted by University of Abertay, is an internationally renowned proving ground for talented computer science and art students to design their own original video game.

Dare ProtoPlay is a yearly video game extravaganza where young, aspiring designers show case their finished game prototypes developed during Dare to be Digital to industry experts and the public. One of the teams will win a coveted BAFTA ‘Ones to Watch’ award. Visitors to Dare ProtoPlay are encouraged to spot the BAFTA winner, to be announced in March 2009.

The upcoming two-day event at Old Spitalfields Market is part of the London Games Festival. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to have an enjoyable free day out, for artists and developers to check out the newest ideas, for students to find out from these university students their career path into the games industry, and for gamers to play 17 new computer games created by upcoming artists and developers. Visitors to Dare ProtoPlay will be able to design their own game characters using the latest interactive pen tablets, play games and also take part in a ‘live storyboard evolution’ where they build their own adventure with professional illustrators.

More information of the event can be found on the Dare to be Digital website: http://www.daretobedigital.com