The Digital Hub Development Agency, with support from the Department of Education and Skills and in association with the University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland are inviting students from the island of Ireland to enter Dare to Be Digital 2012.

Dare to be Digital is an international games development competition for computer science and art students to develop a prototype video game. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble in a development hothouse in Scotland for 9 weeks during June to August 2012.

Here they receive daily support and weekly training sessions from industry specialists to create their games. Teams applying from the island of Ireland will need to have a mix of students from both Northern Ireland and the Republic. Each team will need to have at least 1 members from each jurisdiction.

This competition is open to students enrolled in further education and 3rd Level colleges on the island of Ireland who are interested in developing a new innovative product in the games sector.

The Dare to be Digital 2012 Info Session & Partnering Event will take place on Monday, 13th February 2012, 2pm – 4pm at the Clock Tower, Department of Education & Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

Minister Ruairí Quinn, T.D., Minister for Education & Skills will speak at the event which is aimed at College Lecturers, Students and Industry Reps.

For further information and to register your attendance please email

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