The best young computer games creators can now apply to take part in the worldâ€™s leading game design competition, Dare to be Digital, this summer at the University of Abertay Dundee. The prize? Instant industry recognition and the coveted BAFTA â€˜Ones to Watchâ€™ award. Applications are now open for 2011 at video games competition, design a video game, play games, Dare to be Digital Dare to be Digital is a unique opportunity for computer games designers, programmers, digital artists and audio engineers to take their first steps towards being spotted by the industry and landing their dream job. But Dare has even more to offerâ€¦ Elaine Russell, Dare to be Digital project manager, said: â€œLike the hugely exciting games industry, Dare to be Digital has stepped up to meet the fast-moving changes in the industry. â€œThis year weâ€™re looking for exceptional creative game development talent, as well as strong commercial ideas about how the games developed at Abertay University can be taken to market after the competition.â€ She added: â€œGames development is changing at a break-neck pace, with digital distribution channels making self-publishing a serious opportunity for very small teams. As well as the market for mobile phone gaming, there are also tablets, netbooks, handhelds and online distribution channels for PCs and consoles. â€œI encourage all applicants to think both creatively and commercially. Dare to be Digital gives students a unique crash-course in team-working and access to personal advice from leading games developers. Weâ€™re expecting a large number of applications once again.â€ Intel will support Dare to be Digital 2011 as part of their Visual Adrenaline Software Developer Program (IntelÂ® Visual Adrenaline Billboard) by providing â€“ for the third year â€“ state-of-the-art hardware and software tools to help students develop their game prototypes. Based at Abertayâ€™s Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, the successful applicants get invaluable advice from industry mentors, as well as the opportunity to showcase their games to the public and the industry at the Dare ProtoPlay games festival in August. This year Dare ProtoPlay comes home to Dundee, with local companies and games development community all taking part in the cityâ€™s first ever computer games festival. Games companies who want to take part should get in touch at video games competition, design a video game, play games, Dare to be Digital Applications are now open and the deadline for applications is 3 April. A panel of industry experts will select the successful teams for this yearâ€™s competition. Visit video games competition, design a video game, play games, Dare to be Digital for more details and to apply now.