Dare ProtoPlay takes place in Edinburgh in Scotland from 13-15 August between 10am-6pm.

The main aim of Dare ProtoPlay is to showcase the finished prototypes created by the teams who take part in the prestigious Dare to be Digital video games development competition each year.

Other activites are also created every year to educate and interest the public about video games creation.

Dare ProtoPlay 2010: Programme of Activites

15 new Dare games: created by young talent from across Europe, Asia & America. Creativity, market potential & use of technology are the primary objectives for the young developers, which the audience will see all reflected in games produced for iPad, PSP Go, Android Phone, Windows 7 phone, Wii, Xbox and PCs. Visitors can play and vote for their favourite games at Dare ProtoPlay.

Studio games & technology showcase: Members of the public will be able to play for free: Kinect Sports by Microsoft; Adult Swim by Turner Broadcasting; Realtime Worlds’ APB; Blitz 1UP’s indie games, Denki’s new Xbox 360 game Juggle! alongside Quarrel and Denki Blocks! and LittleBigPlanet, WipEout Pulse, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

Intel partnered with SCAN will bring TEAM DIGNITAS, a SCAN/Intel sponsored gaming team to Dare ProtoPlay and the public will be able to play against some of the best e-sports champions on the latest 3XS custom gaming PC’s.

Dare /BAFTA Video Games Workshop 13/14/15 August:
For serious young participants, Dare ProtoPlay is offering 12-16 year olds the chance to learn the skills of developing a video game in a mock-up studio. A 2.5 day workshop partnered with BAFTA will see teenagers working as a team, creating their first title.

Dare ProtoPlay Bamboo: The world’s largest graphic developer Wacom will showcase the Finalists work from the Dare with Bamboo competition.

Industry talks: Industry leaders will introduce the audience to the latest technology including Kinect from Microsoft, development tools from Adobe and the most powerful gaming machines from Intel. BAFTA will discuss how to get into the industry and the vital role that education plays through the UK’s first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education at Abertay University. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

How to get into games: Representatives from Abertay are offering assistance through the Support for Business programme, which will provide prototype grant funding to small games development companies. Students and graduates will be employed to undertake part of the grant-funded projects. There will also be a chance to look at some of the games created by the students from UK’s first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education in Abertay University.

Scottish Game Jam at Dare ProtoPlay: Scottish Game Jam is the Scottish venue for Global Game Jam – a 48hr competition to develop video-games. Join us at protoplay to experience the best games from this years Jam. Come check out what you could build in 48hrs We are expecting many people from the games industry to be at Dare ProtoPlay, so, asides from having fun, it’s a really good networking opportunity! Hope to see you there.

Date: 13-15 August
Time: 10am-6pm
Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Except the Video Games Workshop, everything is free!!

Awards Ceremony: 15 August Sunday (5pm) at Dare ProtoPlay

see http://www.daretobedigital.com/protoplay/