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Applications open for Dare to be Digital 2009

Industry-respected student developer competition issues call to aspiring creators

Applications are now being sought for this year's Dare to be Digital competition, organised by Abertay University in Dundee, and well respected throughout the UK industry.

The competition is searching for teams to spend ten weeks over the summer designing and creating a videogame, which will then be judged by prominent industry figures, with the winners going on to contest next year's BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.

Prospective teams must find five members and apply at the Dare to be Digital website, with regional selection events taking place across the UK, China and India before Easter.

"Being finally selected to take part in Dare to be Digital is a fabulous opportunity and many of our past competitors have gone on to achieve great things in industry or even publish their game," said Elaine Russell, Dare project manager.

"Even if you don't have a team you should visit the Dare website to find out how you can be put in touch with other potential entrants and form a team entry. Some of the most successful teams are ones where the members have found each other for the first time to enter the event."

Teams will be housed at the University for the duration of the ten week event, and games will go on display to the public during the Edinburgh Interactive Festival.

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