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Dare To Be Digital Competition Announces Finalists For 2011

The annual UK-based Dare to be Digital competition has revealed the finalists for the 2011 event, who will move on to compete for the opportunity to win a BAFTA award later this year.
The annual UK-based Dare to be Digital competition has revealed 2011's finalists, who will move on to compete for the opportunity to win a coveted BAFTA award later this year. The competition attracted applicants from over 70 universities worldwide, and Dare to be Digital's panel of industry professionals selected the following 15 finalists: - Ape-y Eyes (Paper Quest, Kinect) - Crispy Nugget Studios (Galaxy Guardians, Kinect) - Digital Hazards (Shadow Light, PC) - Digital Knights (Joust it Out!, Kinect) - Evolved Ape (Dreamweaver, PC) - Faraway Games (Aida, iPad) - Fatdog Games (The Tale of Yog, iPad) - FunBox (Ants – the Lost Memories, PC) - Furnace Games (Scorcher, Kinect) - Necessary Evil (Carne Carne, PC) - Rebel Donut (Plunder in the Jungle, Windows Phone 7) - Swallowtail (Tick Tock Toys, iPad) - Tea and Techno (Full English Fusion, Windows Phone 7) - The Weather Factory (The Balloonist, iPad) - Yummy Tummy (Who is the Lucky Ghost?, iPhone) The competition's judging panel includes developers from studios such as Rockstar North, Crytek UK, Outplay Entertainment, Sony Online, and more. The chosen finalists represent 16 different universities across China, Denmark, India, the Irish Republic and the UK, and their games cover a variety of genres and platforms. The finished games from all 15 finalists will become a part of the Dare ProtoPlay games festival in Dundee’s Caird Hall on 12-14 August, and the top three teams will move on to become the sole nominees for the BAFTA "Ones to Watch" award. The Date to be Digital competition is hosted by the University of Abertay Dundee and will run over the next nine weeks. “The competition is now over a decade old and has been recognized as one of the most valuable experiences a student can gain if they're serious about entering the games industry. We're delighted to be supporting such a unique and challenging event and we look forward to seeing what the teams can produce in such a tight timeframe," said Richard Hare, co-founder and President of Dundee-based Outplay Entertainment.

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