The talk From Student to Indie, will be taking place on 21st July, at 15:15, as part of Develop’s Indie Dev Day.
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
Tea and Techno Facebook Blog
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.
20th June – UPDATE: