Monday, June 12, 2006

We've started Dare

We've started Dare!

Read all about it on the University of Abertay News page ()

A summary of the first day is following next.

Dare 2006 gets underway without skipping a beat

Photo courtesy DareToBeDigital

(left to right: Jason, Dave, Peter, Mark, Willem (hidden), Nic, Chief Suleman Chebe, Animation Mentor Frasier Maclean, Sound Mentor ...)

Dare 2006 gets underway without skipping a beat
12 June 2006

Dare to be Digital 2006 got off to a rousing start today
when the participants found themselves ‘drumming up business’
before they had even switched on their computers.

The UK’s premier computer games design competition,
run by the University of Abertay Dundee,
was launched with a session of African drumming
for the 42 students from all over the world
who have qualified this year.

The Scottish-based Ghanaian percussion ensemble
“Drumming Up Business”, led by Chief Suleman Chebe,
was on hand to make sure the contenders get into
a creative groove for the 10-week tussle.

The seven teams of students will be working night
and day to develop a prototype video game,
receiving daily support and weekly training sessions
from industry specialists, with accommodation
and a weekly allowance of £170 thrown in.

At the end of the competition, a panel of experts
will judge the prototypes and award prizes
at a special awards ceremony
and talent showcase in August.

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