Do you think that you could design a video game that would sweep the world and become a favourite of millions of games? Yeah? You want to go to Dundee then. No, really.
The Scottish city is currently home to an international competition called Dare to be Digital. This is an opportunity for students to design a new video game that will beat off the hundreds of other entrants.
The goal of Dare to be Digital is to get a working prototype of a new game sorted out in just 8 weeks. The event is already underway, having being launched by previous winner and V&A game designer, Sophia George.
Competitors from All Over the World
The initial field of entrants will be whittled down to 15 by August, who will be invited to develop their game ideas for the Dare ProtoPlay Festival which happens in Dundee in August. At this point they will be revealed to the public and industry members in all their glory. Before that, the event will be fought out by teams of game designers from all over the world. Teams of designers have travelled to the city of jute, jam and journalism from all over the world. Entrants from as far away as India, Chine and the US are all taking part this year.
There are three principal awards up for grab in the event, which is being run by Abertay University. They are all sponsored by PlayStation and the top one is the academic development programme which is run by Sony. Once the top three teams are choose they will battle it out for the Bafta Ones to Watch Award.
Would you fancy a crack a designing a new game?