Dare ProtoPlay – the UK’s largest indie games festival

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Dare ProtoPlay is the UK’s biggest indie games festival, which saw 10,000 visitors attend last year and takes place over four days in August every year. Dare ProtoPlay 2013 is held in Caird Hall, across the City Centre and Hannah Maclure Centre in Dundee on 8-11 August. 

With over 40 indie games to play, there are a host of other things to get involved in – workshops, panel sessions and looking at Scotland’s role in creating its legendary games industry. Even better, Dare ProtoPlay is free to attend and you can find out more about it here.

Dare Indie Festpart of Dare ProtoPlay is a two day conference (8-9 Aug) which has a focus on “independence and convergence culture“, drawing in speakers who will explore convergence from different angles. This includes business, creativity, culture, cross-media discoveries, how big companies can converge with independent games developers plus informing and inspiring indies about cross-media opportunities. Biographies of all speakers and the topics they will be discussing can be found here.

Dare IndieFest conference is FREE to students and £30 to industry.

Speakers include:

– Ian Livingstone, Chairman at Playdemic Limited

– Ken Hay, Chief Executive of Edinburgh International Film Festival and Filmhouse

– Philip Long, Director, V&A at Dundee

– Imre Jele, Creator-In-Chief, Bossa Studios

– Colin Macdonald, Games Commissioning Editor, Channel 4

– Jody Smith, Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, Channel 4

– Philippa Tomlin, Creative Director of Other, National Theatre of Scotland

– Tom deMajo, co-founder of Quartic Llama

– Sophia George, the V&A’s first Game Designer in Residence

– Simon Meek, creative director of The Story Mechanics

– Gina Fegan, founder of D-Media Network

– Salvatore Fileccia, Incubation Director at Lift London, a new Microsoft studio

– Troels Linde, Head of Program at EUCROMA