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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Dare to be Digital is an annual competition in which students from different institutions are gathered, split into teams of five, then placed in a hosting centre for a period of ten weeks to create a prototype of a game. Three winners in different categories were announced during the recent award presentation ceremony at University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland. The three winners will be included the short list for this year's BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.

Pictured above is Bear Go Home, description as follows:

Players must help Bear find his way home but, without direct control over the bear, they must influence his movement by stretching and squeezing him to keep him safe.

All competition entries are available to download from the showcase page. Use the login 'indygamer' and password 'password' to access the download section without going through the hassle of registering. [source: GameSetWatch]

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4 Comments:
Blogger haowan said at 9/04/2007 11:21:00 AM:  
Weirdly, one of the contestants got in touch with me completely independently of my games industry background or indygaming internetting, and asked me if he could use my t-shirt design idea for a game.
Blogger haowan said at 9/04/2007 11:21:00 AM:  
Oh, looks like they didn't enter or something. Their game isn't listed.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 9/04/2007 01:03:00 PM:  
Holy foshizzle, they look good! Going to watch all those video trailers and try out as many of them as I can =D
Anonymous Anonymous said at 9/05/2007 07:55:00 AM:  
Bear Go Home is visually neat but the controls and sound will drive you up the wall after five minutes.

Kids, just say no to gesture driven physical characters!