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Dare ProtoPlay 2010

Dare ProtoPlay took place at the EICC in August.

Dare ProtoPlay 2010: Programme of Activites

15 new Dare games: created by young talent from across Europe, Asia & America. Creativity, market potential & use of technology are the primary objectives for the young developers, which the audience saw reflected in games produced for iPad, PSP Go, Android Phone, Windows 7 phone, Wii, Xbox and PCs. Visitors can played and voted for their favourite games at Dare ProtoPlay.

Studio games & technology showcase: Members of the public were be able to play for free: Kinect Sports by Microsoft; Adult Swim by Turner Broadcasting; Realtime Worlds' APB; Blitz 1UP's indie games, Denki's new Xbox 360 game Juggle! alongside Quarrel and Denki Blocks! and LittleBigPlanet, WipEout Pulse, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

Intel partnered with SCAN brought TEAM DIGNITAS, a SCAN/Intel sponsored gaming team to Dare ProtoPlay and the public played against some of the best e-sports champions on the latest 3XS custom gaming PC's.

Dare /BAFTA Video Games Workshop 13/14/15 August: For serious young participants, Dare ProtoPlay offered 12-16 year olds the chance to learn the skills of developing a video game in a mock-up studio. A 2.5 day workshop partnered with BAFTA saw teenagers working as a team, creating their first title.

Remember this was made by teenagers in only 2 days! Very cool...

Dare ProtoPlay Bamboo: The world's largest graphic developer Wacom showcased the Finalists work from the Dare with Bamboo competition.

Industry talks: Industry leaders introduced the audience to the latest technology including Kinect from Microsoft, development tools from Adobe and the most powerful gaming machines from Intel. BAFTA discussed how to get into the industry and the vital role that education plays through the UK's first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education at Abertay University.

How to get into games: Representatives from Abertay offered assistance through the Support for Business programme, which provided prototype grant funding to small games development companies. Students and graduates are employed to undertake part of the grant-funded projects. There was also a chance to look at some of the games created by the students from UK's first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education in Abertay University.

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Scottish Game Jam at Dare ProtoPlay
: Scottish Game Jam is the Scottish venue for Global Game Jam - a 48hr competition to develop video-games.The best games from 2010's Jam were available to play at Dare Protoplay.

Date: 13-15 August
Time: 10am-6pm
Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Except the Video Games Workshop, everything is free!!

Awards Ceremony: 15 August Sunday (5pm) at Dare ProtoPlay

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