Following the huge growth and expansion of the 2008 Dare to be Digital Competition, Paul Durrant and his team at Abertay have announced another significant new addition to the 2008 competition.
Dream is a new aspect to the competition, which allows members of the public to submit game concepts. These will be judged by Dare and then the winning concepts will be go on to be created by one of the competing teams.
This is another important addition to the overall games industry from Dare and Abertay. Currently there's little or no value in games concepts.
If you have a great new idea for a game, it can be difficult - if not impossible to find a way to implement it. Unless you can develop it yourself, or work within a sympathetic development studio, which encourages new ideas.
This opens the whole Dare process up to an entirely new channel for ideas and concepts, which can only help the competition in the long run.
We hope to follow this year's Dare in more detail across the whole of 2009. Since the editor can now hit the University of Abertay with a carefully tossed bread roll, we hope that might actually happen...
In the meantime, kudos again to the Dare team and we can't wait to see the results of this brave new step.
Finally, Dare has produced it's own promotional video to fill in people who have yet to hear about the world's premier game creation competition...