Unreal Projects Awarded at This Year's Dare to be Digital

By Jess Hider

Taking place over four days with a multitude of free games to play, it’s no wonder Dare Protoplay attracts over 13,000 people to Dundee City Square and Caird Hall. Protoplay is the culminating event of the international games design competition organised by Abertay University, Dare to be Digital, where sixteen student teams from around the globe design, build and then showcase their games.

Apart from getting fantastic feedback from the public on their games, the contestants are judged by industry members for, among other awards, a BAFTA Ones to Watch nomination. On that note, we are delighted to congratulate Crowbar Games, Rebounds Games and Bluedoor Games on taking home an award each!

Glaze by Crowbar Games

Fly around a celestial playground in Glaze. Breeze past bright piano keys, dash into glistening crystals and help the charming denizens in the serene suspended terrarium! Glaze took home the Channel 4 Award, granting them £25,000 to complete the game and a publishing deal with Channel 4. Excellent work!

Rebound by Rebound Games

Remain the last man standing in “an-out-of-control mess of crazed rebounding action” in this fast-paced, multiplayer dodgeball game! Rebound won a BAFTA Ones to Watch nomination. Congrats, Rebound Games!

Among the Stones by Bluedoor Games

Among the Stones follows a young adventurer discovering the secrets of a mysterious island with the help of the living stone people. It is a 3D platformer with creative building mechanics. Among the Stones won a BAFTA Ones to Watch nomination. Way to go!

We're proud of these wonderful Unreal developers and expect to see more great things from them in the future. 

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