Creative Dundee

Indie Games Showcase Call

Independent video game developers are invited to take part in Scotland’s biggest video games festival, Dare ProtoPlay.

Dare ProtoPlay is held as the finale of Abertay University’s Dare to be Digital game design competition, which this year sees 16 teams of students building games at their home universities before travelling to Dundee to show their games to the public.

Last year the festival in Dundee’s Caird Hall and City Square attracted over 13,000 people across four days.

Companies interested in showcasing their game – or any other interactive digital project – can register for free here.

Elaine Russell, Dare to be Digital Project Manager, said: “Dare ProtoPlay is a hugely exciting festival every year, with dozens of new games on show for gamers and families of all ages to play.

“Indie developers are a key part of the festival and we’re looking to attract as many daring, innovative designers to come and show their games to the public.

“It’s a great opportunity to get live feedback from players, test out ideas and meet other developers who are also experimenting with new ways of creating fun, engaging and enlightening digital experiences.”

Dare ProtoPlay runs from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 August in Dundee’s Caird Hall and City Square. The festival is free and suitable for all ages.

This year’s festival also features live orchestral ensemble Mantra Collective performing arrangements of indie game music and dance musician Chipzel who uses Game Boy consoles to create energetic, melodic dance tracks. Both events are jointly presented with Edinburgh Game Symposium.

Dare ProtoPlay is a major event in the Dundee cultural calendar, and was a key part of the city’s successful bid to become the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.

For more information, please visit and follow #Dare2015 on social media.


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