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Dundee gets games event focused on Dare to be Digital

Dare ProtoPlay taking place from 12-14 August as bruised local industry remains buoyant

Dundee is to host a three-day games event called Dare ProtoPlay, featuring all fifteen finalists from the Dare to be Digital event.

Dare to be Digital takes game admissions from all over the world as part of a time-limited 'game jam' development tournament.

Previously, Dare ProtoPlay had been part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but this year is being hosted by the city which originated Dare to be Digital. The event is co-organised by Dundee's Abertay University and Intel.

"We're absolutely delighted to bring Dare ProtoPlay back home to Dundee," said Abertay's Dr Louis Natanson.

"Everyone had a great time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year, but as Dare to be Digital and Dundee's games industry both continue to grow we decided it was time to hold our celebrations right in the heart of this fantastic city.

"We're inviting games developers and members of the public of all ages to come along and see for themselves just how exciting this industry is, and how exciting Dundee is as an international hub of games development.

Blitz Games Studios, Crytek, Outplay Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have all so far been confirmed for the festival, which is free to enter. Pre-registration for some events is also available via the website.

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