Dare to be Digital 2016 Application Form
  • Deadline for submitting your application: 13 March (Sunday) midnight UK time.

    1. Please complete all fields and submit your application no later than midnight UK Time 13 March (Sunday) 2016.

    2. The application form must be completed in English.

    3. One application per team: please assign one member to complete the application and do not have different team members send in the same application.

    4. You can save an incomplete application and return to it later - simply click on the Save Application button. Remember this only saves your form, your application will not be accepted until the form is fully completed and submitted by pressing the Send Application button.

    5. After submitting your application, the team leader should receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt of your application. If you have not received such a reply within 2 hours, please check your spam folder first before contacting Dare@abertay.ac.uk immediately.

    6. We will not accept incomplete application forms.

    7. Every team has to provide details of a referee from your university - preferably an instructor. Make sure you seek prior consent from your referee before you include their contact details on the form. If your team includes members who come from other universities, we will need a reference from that university who will be able to confirm that you are (or were) a student there and qualify for participation in the competition.

    8. We have included some notes to help you complete the form, however do not hesitate to email the Dare team at Dare@abertay.ac.uk if you are unsure.

    Judging criteria:

    • Creativity and originality: we’re looking for games that aren’t simply a rehash of old ideas and well-worn genres, but games that apply insight into design toward new experiences and aesthetics. We want to see games which represent the future of game design, from the young designers and developers who will create that future.

    • Audience awareness: we’re looking for games that will reach their intended audiences, however you define them. It might be children under 10, it might be students learning how to code, it might be aficionados of contemporary art, it might be second-language learners, it might be people coping with illness, or it might be e-Sports enthusiasts: the game should understand who its audience is, and be designed accordingly (even if it’s designed to challenge those audiences!)

    • Viability and craft: we’re looking for teams who can deliver games that demonstrate a mastery over the craft aspects of game development. We want applications that indicate that a finished, audience-ready game will be completed by the end of the competition.
  • Game Concept

    Please make sure that you cover the Dare criteria when completing your application: 'Creativity/Originality', 'Audience Awareness' and `Viability' since the selection procedure for entering the competition will look at all three of the criteria.


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