Josh Dunlop, Teeside University, MA Concept Art for Game & Animation

 

Episode 2 of our Search For A Star 2016 Documentary out now!

In episode 2 we follow three more students as they develop their own game and face a professional interview to discover if they have the skills, passion and ambition to make them stand out as a game dev star. This week we meet Tamara “Tami” Tanasescu of Edinburgh’s Herriot-Watt University, Sam Cipolat from the University of Hull and Robin Van Nunen of NHTV.

Announcing the Search For A Star documentary series!

Search For A Star 2016 Documentary series

Join us as we follow the stories of those taking part in Search For A Star, one of the toughest student games dev competitions around, and get a glimpse behind the scenes at what it takes to work in the games industry.

Search For A Star : Win the chance to work at a top UK games studio!

The Search For A Star & Rising Star student competitions are back for 2016, now open to both games coders and games artists. Take part in one of the biggest industry-supported game dev competitions in the UK, showcasing your work in front of leading studios and getting a boost towards a career in games.

Grads In Games picks up a TIGA Award!

This is a proud achievement for the whole Grads In Games team, and a huge honour to have the work we do recognised by an industry body such as TIGA. It’s fantastic to be appreciated for all of the efforts the team put into running the national Get In The Game careers tour and Search For A Star graduate showcase competitions.

Applications Now Open For Search For A Star

We’ve got a new article about the 2015 Search For A Star competition over at gamesindustry.biz, explaining the benefits of taking part in the competition and why it is so important for those wanting to break in to the games industry.

Grads In Games live @ Launch Conference 2014

Our latest blog is now up, covering our time curating last week’s graduate-focussed Day 1 of the Launch Future Gaming & Digital Conference, featuring Microsoft Rare, Lift London, Modern Dream, Exient, Playground Games and more!

Born Ready Games : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Born Ready Games for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. Principal Engineer Greg Booker and CEO James Brooksby are kindly giving their time to act as judge and mentor respectively. Greg is also part of the team responsible for designing and assessing the first two stages of the competition.

Marmalade : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Marmalade for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. As well as providing the Marmalade SDK framework for all entrants to use in the second stage of the competition, Marmalade are also generously providing extended SDK licenses to all finalists and full Indie licenses to the winners.

Exient : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Exient for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. As part of their involvement with the graduate programming competition, Exient CTO Jason Fielder and Lead Programmer Neil Holmes are kindly giving their time to act as judge and mentor respectively.

Boss Alien : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Boss Alien for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. As part of their involvement with the graduate programming competition, Lead Programmer & Co-Founder Richard Bangs is kindly giving his time to act as judge for the competition and Senior Programmer Ryan Sullivan will be available as a mentor for the finalists. Boss Alien are also generously providing a selection of awesome prizes for all finalists.

Microsoft UK : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Microsoft for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. As part of their involvement with the graduate programming competition, Microsoft Technical Evangelist Lee Stott is kindly giving his time to act as judge for the competition. Microsoft are also generously providing the Microsoft Campus as the venue for the Finals day, a selection of awesome prizes for all finalists, and free publication to the Windows 8 Phone Store for all second stage games development projects.

Search For A Star – The Finalists 2014

With the final of the 2014 Search For A Star competition taking place at the Microsoft Campus next Monday, let’s take a closer look at this year’s finalists.
These five graduates and masters students have excelled through both the C++ test in round 1 and the game development & publishing project in round 2 to reach the final.

Rising Star 2014 – The Finalists

With the final round taking place at the Microsoft Campus on Monday, let’s take a closer look at our three Rising Star finalists for 2014; Milcho Milchev, Sam Parras and Sammy Hosny.
Out of over 90 initial entrants, these three second-year students have excelled through the first two stages of the competition to earn their place in the final.

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