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.
Learn more about Microsoft & the Search For A Star competitions, with published games projects developed using DreamSpark and Visual Studio Online.
Introducing our Grads in Games partner Escape Technology, supporting our Search for a Star and Rising Star competitions.