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Date posted: 22/07/2012
A group of computer games developers are facing some of their fiercest critics, after asking children to review their work.
School pupils will be delivering their verdicts on products from designers competing to come up with the latest hit title at a major industry event.
Dare to be Digital, at Dundee's Abertay University, challenges students to create a new game in nine weeks.
It runs from June to August and gives entrants the chance to win a Bafta.
There are 15 groups of five students taking part this year, developing games for tablets, phones, PCs and consoles, with the winning three teams put forward for the Bafta 'Ones to Watch' award.
Dare to be Digital project co-ordinator Sarah Johnston said young people were a target market - adding that child reviewers were a daunting prospect for the designers.
She said: "We've heard someone say 'what did you like about the game? - nothing'.
"They're brutally honest, but that's what you need.
"When you've been working on something yourself for so long, it's quite easy to get lost in what you want the game to be like, rather than your audience."
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