For the 2018 challenge, animators were asked to create a movement sequence to an industry brief, based around four steps typical of games animation. Unlike previous years, everyone was given creative control of the theme, style & story of their artwork, allowing more freedom of expression. As a result, we’ve ended up with an amazing […]
As a companion to our core Search For A Star challenges, we’ve worked with the University of Hertfordshire on a winter-themed game audio challenge to showcase their outstanding audio students.
With two weeks still to register, over 500 students from 83 universities across the UK and Europe have already signed up for the Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star challenges. This year has seen a surge in entries from key games universities, with Sheffield Hallam University way out in front.
Round 1 for the Search For A Star completions is now open, and information on the first stage is on its way out to all those who have pre-registered!
Revisiting our entrants, their companions from SFAS Art, what the competition can achieve, and the final reveal of the winners!
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.
We’re half way through the Get In The Game tour, finishing off a great week visiting universities across London. This week we were joined by Thad Frogley, Mark Gossage & Will Tarratt from Boss Alien, & Gwaredd Mountain from BAFTA-winning studio, Preloaded. Each spent time sharing their experience and advice with the students alongside our […]
Follow the journey of applicants in the coding competitions to discover if they have the skills, passion & ambition that the games industry is looking for.
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.
Apply now to take part in challenges modelled on real industry processes, develop a portfolio piece to a professional brief, and gain invaluable direct insights from games professionals.