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Dare ProtoPlay 2011

12 - 14th August, Caird Hall Dundee.

Building on the final phase of the international video games design competition Dare to be Digital, Dare ProtoPlay is Scotland's biggest FREE video gaming education and consumer event, taking place over 3 days in August every year. For the first time in it's history, Dare ProtoPlay was held in Caird Hall and City Square in Dundee on 12-14 August, 2011. Watch the videos below to see how it went!

Click here to watch the full Dare 2011 Documentary

Dare ProtoPlay 2011 Community Videos

Take a look at some of the coverage Dare ProtoPlay received, as well as some videos by our visitors.

Daily Record STV at ProtoPlay

Games Clips Dare ProtoPlay Floor Tour


Programmes for Dare ProtoPlay 2011

Some programmes may require advance booking. Please see below. Register with the site, like our facebook page or follow us on twitterto get updates. Unless specified, all the programmes are FREE!

Caird Hall and Marryat Hall

BAFTA 15 potential BAFTA-winning games by 75 Dare to be Digital contestants. The winning teams will be nominated for the BAFTA Ones To Watch Award. Come to vote for them.
IntelMEDION Intel/Medion Technology showcase
Crysis2 Developer showcase including brand new games preview by Cobra Mobile, Crytek, Outplay Entertainment, Tag, Digital Goldfish and more
Wacom Wacom Dare with Bamboo competition showcase
Abertay University New games created by The Professional Masters in Games Development degree at the University of Abertay
NCR Find out what you can discover on the service table jointly developed by NCR, Microsoft and Abertay University at the tip of your fingers
Dundee companies Meet Dundee companies, see health of local industry, new ideas, network...  
V&A at Dundee

V&A at Dundee - Design. Interact. Inspire. Enjoy. Belong.
Due to open in early 2015, the V&A at Dundee will be an international centre for design, housed in a stunning building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The V&A at Dundee will showcase the design process from initial spark to final product and exhibit the work (historical and contemporary) of global leaders in design. A key part of the V&A at Dundee's portfolio will be to build on Scotland’s reputation as a leader in innovation and creativity and showcase the latest developments in digital and interactive design. Come along to Dare Protoplay to find out more.

The below programmes require advance booking. Book now and avoid disappointment.

Dare Jam Game jam for developers. Come and join the creative force. For more details, please visit:
To book, click here.
Dare Junior Jam

Junior Game Jam for age 13-17: FULL

Details and booking:

Pro-gamer tournament ASTZ UT2004 pro-gamer tournament (age 16 and above)
Talks Free industry talks to learn something new about the video games industry. Advance booking is now open.
Minnie DC Thomson comic strip creation competition (age 13 and below). Submission deadline passed for this competition. Please come to Caird Hall and create your own artwork for fun.
Video Games Studio Video Games Workshop (£60 each for age 11-16) in partnership with BAFTA Young Game Designers competition. 4 seats left **
Junior Judges

Junior Judges (age 8-16)

Fully booked - please see other activities

City Square
City Square Games Fair including fun and innovative video games related programmes chaired by Stuart and Liam from Man Alive Studio.

Games Collective
To celebrate Dare ProtoPlay returning to Dundee, we are creating a special structure in the City Square which, over the course of Dare ProtoPlay, will be covered in the names of the nation's favourite games. We would like to invite the public to get involved in this feast for the eyes by inviting you to submit the name of your favourite game to us...Click here for more info

Entry to Dare ProtoPlay is free, but some events will require booking in advance.

Find information about previous Dare ProtoPlays by clicking through the years to see what activities have taken place in the past.

These pages also contain videos from each year - a great way to get a feel for what Dare ProtoPlay is all about.

We always have an exciting programme of events so please make sure you keep checking back to discover what activities will be taking place this year,
register with the site
, like our facebook page or follow us on twitter.

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