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Dare Academy 2017

Game Academy is a world renowned games contest for the best of Abertay University Students. The contest introduces top students to great industry contacts, as well as giving the winners a chance to attend international trade shows to demo their games.

In 2017 Dare to be Digital was re-booted and rebranded as Dare Academy.  16 amazing Abertay University student teams applied for the contest to create a commercial and innovative game.  The prizes included 3 international trips for the top 3 teams, advice on creating a business and for the top 6 teams a chance to demo their games at EGX.

The contest attracted some great industry judges and mentors including people from Xbox, Sony and Channel 4 Games.

The students themselves thought it was a great opportunity to meet industry and learn what it is like to work in a team environment.

The winning team attracted international and national press.  They were in the 10 ten games as voted by Gamesindustry.biz and they were voted in the top 12 games by the Guardian.