Throughout the academic year we run games careers events, workshops and lectures across the UK at universities, colleges and conferences. Working directly with leading studios and games industry professionals, we deliver advice & guidance to students on increasing their employability and the best approaches to get their dream job in games.Learn More about our Get In The Game careers events
Showcase your games art or programming skills in front of leading UK studios and get the chance to work with them. With over 800 students coming together in one of the biggest game dev competitions in the country, Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star are industry recognised & developed in partnership with studios & games professionals. The most impressive students will even get presented with their award as part of the Develop Awards in July, alongside many of the most influential people in the industry.Learn More about our Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star challenges
A CV and an interview can only reveal so much. I love Search For A Star because I can see an individual’s talent, passion and commitment first hand when looking for new programmers to join our team.
Having done well in the competition seemed to lead very quickly to job offers, ultimately landing me my first job as a programmer in the industry.
I knew that the games industry is a hard place to get into, even with a degree, so my goal was to win to give me a better chance of landing that dream job.
The Get in the Game talks are excellent, just what the students need to hear.
Gamer Camp students in Search For A Star have had good, positive experience, with the standard of testing and level of industry involvement making it a valuable process.
Grads In Games are our primary source of graduate hires. Thanks to their Search For A Star and Rising Star programs, we have access to some of the top graduates and internship candidates.
Search For A Star is essential to gauge the quality of the courses for the industry. It’s a really valuable competition for everyone involved and it’s important to be involved in the process.
Each round was useful preparation for interviews, covering both technical questions as well as a face-to-face panel interview with industry professionals.
We can help you with advice and guidance on career options, improving your employability, working for games studios and how to best prepare for jobs in the games industry. If you send your current CV over to us, we'll take a look at what you've been doing, and how we can help you out.