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This topic contains 12 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  aphra 10 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #5805

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Website is now live – see http://www.daretobedigitalireland.com/

    Information day this year is Feb 8th. full details of day are on the website.
    Start time – Midday
    Location – Digital Exchange, Crane St, The Digital Hub, D8

    9 weeks of the hosting this year will be in Ireland and one week in Scotland.

    Aphra.

  • #35274

    omen
    Participant

    Really wish they’d improve the site…

  • #35277

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    any info about the dead lines for application submissions?

    edit: i agree with omen

  • #35278

    aphra
    Keymaster

    it is a bit vague on the Dare site – April/May…

    Aphra.

  • #35279

    peter_b
    Participant

    How come this year the first weeks are in ireland this time round? Will the expertise on hand in scotland be flying back and forth or presumably we got our own experts lending the hand.
    Any of ye’s on here helping out in terms of mentoring etc?

  • #35282

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I suspect it is financial!

    Local expertise will certainly be on hand but not sure how they propose to tap into the Scottish expertise.

    Someone else probably knows better than I.

    Aphra.

  • #35284

    parrotbait
    Participant

    The Dare project office told us that there’s gonna be 6 different locations this year. Can’t remember where they said there’s going to be 4 different locations where there’s going to be heats going on. Heard them saying something like 6 teams are going to come from each location to meet up at Protoplay in Edinburgh for the showcase week. The locations that I remember are Dundee,North and South England and Ireland. We were told that its no guarantee that each team is going to get a member from the Internation applicants. Its after getting much bigger this year! More info here :

    http://www.daretobedigital.com/partnership/partnership-prospectus.pdf

    Just a bit of advice from ye wise ones….myself and 2 other lads in Abertay are planning a team for Dare and the team size is limited to 5. We’re undecided whether we need two artists/animators or if we can get away with one. We’re planning on having a mixed outdoor/indoor game and the map size would be big enough. We’ve got a fella who really wants to be on the team as a programmer and he’s really good, knows his stuff so we’re kinda to-ing and fro-ing between having two artists or not.
    Given that we’re likely to be using a proven engine, is 4 programmers a bit much?
    Cheers

  • #35285

    Idora
    Participant

    How come this year the first weeks are in ireland this time round?[/quote:1221d8efb0] The Dare model has changed this year. By outsourcing the majority of the comp this way, more teams and geographies can be included

    Will the expertise on hand in scotland be flying back and forth or presumably we got our own experts lending the hand. Any of ye’s on here helping out in terms of mentoring etc?[/quote:1221d8efb0]Most/all of the expertise provided will be local – but a final decisions has yet to be made on this AFAIK

  • #35287

    peter_b
    Participant

    Just a bit of advice from ye wise ones….myself and 2 other lads in Abertay are planning a team for Dare and the team size is limited to 5. We’re undecided whether we need two artists/animators or if we can get away with one. We’re planning on having a mixed outdoor/indoor game and the map size would be big enough. We’ve got a fella who really wants to be on the team as a programmer and he’s really good, knows his stuff so we’re kinda to-ing and fro-ing between having two artists or not.
    Given that we’re likely to be using a proven engine, is 4 programmers a bit much?[/quote:3041544f1d]

    4 programmers sounds a bit like overkill. Ye’re gonna have your artist working their arses off to get all assets etc in. I would say 3 programmers and 2 artists would be a better balance IMO.

  • #35290

    omen
    Participant

    From experience, I would say 2 programmers and 2 artists and one person that can do both really, probably tending towards the 3rd artist option. We did the 1 artist thing, we won, but our artist won a specially made award for outstanding individual achievement. Remember your artist(s) will need to 3d models, environments, 2d art for the gui, concept art for the documents, 2d art for the promotional posters, the list goes on and on.

  • #35291

    parrotbait
    Participant

    Yeah I understand that alright. We’ve talked it over and think we’re just going to go for the 2 artist option. Two of the other lads can do a bit in max and texture and that too so they will be able to help out a bit.

  • #35348

    gizmo
    Participant

    Any word on any potential Irish teams yet?

    Although I’m not taking part this year I finally got my lecturers to inform the years of its existence so hopefully take up here will be slightly better.

  • #35362

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I guess the networking event on the 8th of Feb. might be where we really find out about things and teams can source missing programmers or artists.

    Aphra.

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