Dan Da Rocha and Jon Savery will be giving a session at the Develop Indie Dev Day

Dan Da Rocha and Jon Savery will be giving a lecture at the Develop Conference in Brighton, from 19-21 July 2011.

They will be talking about their third year project Q.U.B.E., starting up an indie studio, getting funding from the Indie Fund and taking the game into full development.

The talk From Student to Indie, will be taking place on 21st July, at 15:15, as part of Develop’s Indie Dev Day.

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Two Newport teams at Dare to be Digital 2011

This year two teams from Newport have been selected for the Dare to be Digital 2011 finals competition.

Rebel Donut (Toby Clements, Stuart Cooper, Rhys Thomas, Thomas Wood and Stephen Mccrann) , with  Plunder in the Jungle for Windows Phone 7.
Rebel Donut on Twitter
Rebel Donut Blog
Rebel Donut Official Dare to be Digital Page

Tea and Techno (Daisy Spiers, Jasmine Moore, Megan Goodwin, Matthew Jackson & David), with Full English Fusion for Windows Phone 7.
Tea & Techno on Twitter
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Tea and Techno Official Dare to be Digital Page
Tea and Techno YouTube Channel

Hopefully this year’s temas will follow in the footsteps of last years Newport team Angry Mango, who went on to win the competition and a BAFTA Cymru Award for their game Mush.

Dare to be Digital 2011

Dare to be Digital is an annual video games development competition. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game.

Following the 9 weeks of intense competition, all of the finished games will go on show to the public and the games industry at the Dare ProtoPlay computer games festival in Dundee from 12-14 August.

This year the finalist teams come from 16 different universities across China, Denmark, India, the Irish Republic and the UK, with games being developed for iPad, iPhone, Kinect on Xbox 360, PC and Windows Phone 7.

The exceptionally strong entries were judged  and will be mentored during the competition by computer games industry professionals from: Blitz Games Studios, Cobra, Codemasters, Crytek UK, Jagex Games Studio, Outplay Entertainment, Rare, Rockstar North,Ruffian Games and Sony Computer Entertainment.


QUBE at E3!

Q.U.B.E. will be showing off their latest developments at E3 later this month (7 – 9 June).

Q.U.B.E. will be shown at the as part of the IndieCade’s International Festival of Independent Games at the IndieCade booth (West Exhibit Hall – 4300)

Q.U.B.E. will also be on show  at Joystiq’s E3 2011 Meetup Extravaganza on Friday, 10th June, in La Cita Bar downtown LA between 5:30 and 9:00PM PST.

20th June – UPDATE:

Check out Q.U.B.E. being interviewed at E3 by machinema.com, Q.U.B.E. also gets a mention in the Guardian’s E3 highlights.