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Dare Indie Fest 2012@Dare ProtoPlay

Dare is calling for independent developers or studios to take part in the first Dare Indie Fest, presented by Abertay University Prototype Fund, held alongside Dare ProtoPlay. It is designed for helping indies to become more successful in their pursuit for a career in making games. There are two elements in the Dare Indie Fest: a showcase of your game and a conference with an amazing line-up of speakers. Dare Indie Fest is sponsored by UKIE, Dundee City Council, North Sea Screen and Interactive Tayside.

Venue: Caird Hall, Dundee
Event Dates: 10-12 August 2012 (Friday-Sunday), from 10am
Set-up date: 9 August 2012 (Thursday), from 9am

Click here to check out the full list of games to be showcased at the Dare Indie Fest.

Dare Indie Fest Conference. Book now: Conference only early bird £20. >>>

10 August 11 August
10-10:30am Registration


Moving Target

Innovative models for engaging and monetising media audiences

A sneak peak at new research from the Universities of Abertay and Edinburgh on business models and audience engagement.


Chris Wright

Chris Wright, CEO, Game Analytics:

How game analytics affect game concept development


Brian Baglow

Brian Baglow,, CEO, Information Dynamics

Marketing on a shoestring.  Making it work without spending a cent.


Gavin Shields

Gavin Shields, COO of Turbunlenz

Forget iOS, Facebook and Consoles: HTML5 is the future of games



 Agostino Simonetta

Agostino Simonetta, Senior Account Manager - Development, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

I'm an Indie Developer: Now what?

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break 1-2pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:20pm
 Hilmar Veigar Pétursson

Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP:

The Success and some of the secrets behind EVE Online

BBC Worldwide

Simon Harris, Executive Producer, Digital Entertainment & Gaming, BBC Worldwide

Working with the Commercial Arm of a Public Service broadcasting company, how we differ and what opportunities there are for games developers.


Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP, creator of hugely successful Eve Online
Bjorn Book-Larsson, CEO of Gamers First, who offer millions of players free-to-play MMO games
Mark Ettle, CEO of Cobra Mobile, who created a suite of highly successful iOS game series

Panel discussion on 10 August:

The Future of Games: how to provide the best gameplay experience and make money at the same time.

Colin Macdonald

Colin MacDonald, Commissioning Editor for Games, Channel 4

What are the crossovers between games and TV shows?


Richard Scott

Richard Scott, Executive Producer, Axis Animation:

Can talent allow you to work in both worlds: the crossover between computer games art and VFX



Panel Discussion: BAFTA Question Time chaired by BAFTA Video Games Committee member Johnny Minkley

Simon Harris, Executive Producer, Digital Entertainment & Gaming, BBC Worldwide

Agostino Simonetta, Senior Account Manager - Development, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Colin Anderson, M.D. of Denki

More to be announced...


Andrew Smith

Andrew J Smith, Managing Director at Spilt Milk Studios Ltd, Time is Money:

Time is Money: How to spend your most valuable asset as an Indie


Drinks Reception sponsored by Interactive Tayside

12 August (Sunday)
10am - 4pm

2D HTML5 Games - Workshop

Martin Beeby

Led by Martin Beeby, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft UK


This day long workshop will take you from a blank canvas to a 2D Platform Game Using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. The work shop will look into 2D canvas, audio, building
objects, creating sprites and collision detection.The resultant game should
work in the newest version of all major browsers and inside of Windows 8.

Bring along your favourite browser, a laptop and plenty of enthusiasm and see for yourself the fun that can be had building on one of today’s most unique and promising development platforms.

£10 for workshop only. Book this workshop now.

Conference only: early bird £20, from 26 July £30
Conference + Workshop: early bird £30, from 26 July £35
Conference ticket holders have the following benefits:

- full
access to all the speaker sessions and panel discussions
- free entry to a networking drinks reception hosted by Interactive Tayside on 10 August from 6-8pm
- priority access to the public BAFTA question time

Book Now:

Conference only early bird £20. >>>

Conference + HTML 5 Workshop early bird: £30. >>>


HTML 5 Workshop Only: £10 >>>


Also at Dare Indie Fest:

UKIE Tax Break Consultation Session

Ukie will hold a tax break consultation session in Dare Indie Fest as part of a series of seminars across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Dundee.

These seminars are part of Ukie’s wider tax breaks consultation programme and aim to make sure that all parts of the industry are informed about how tax breaks might operate and give games businesses the chance to influence the way they will operate when introduced in 2013.

To book a place in the tax consultation session at Dare Indie Fest, please go to:


Dare Indie Fest

Presented by

Prototype Fund

Sponsored by


Dundee City Council

North Sea Screen Partners

Interactive Tayside



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