Our 2017 Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star competition was our biggest yet, seeing a record number of students creating and publishing their own games! Given just a very basic prototype and a month to develop the game, our students were given the reins for the style and creative direction and took […]
Just today, a number of our Search For A Star & Rising Star winners, Sam Bang, Rachel Cabot and Anthea van Leeuwen were given an honourable mention in the 2017 Develop 30 Under 30 list. To have your hard work recognised alongside many other young, dedicated individuals who’re all making a big impact in the […]
Here at Aardvark Swift and Grads In Games, we love to highlight and reward the most promising young video games developers and help them break into the industry with a bang. We also realise that diversity in all areas of the industry leads to bigger and better games for everyone to enjoy. Through this commitment […]
Our sister site Grads in Games have been busy with our Search For A Star competition – a record breaking 118 students have submitted a range of games, 3D artwork, animations and VFX work for the second round of Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star. Over forty members of industry have come together […]
With so many submissions for round two of Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star now in, it’s time to take a look at our illustrious panel of round two judges. These guys and girls know the industry like the back of their hand and know from first hand experience how to break […]
It’s been the biggest year yet for Search For A Star and Rising Star. The student games programming competition has continued to see strong numbers of students undertaking our C++ HackerRank test, while in our second year hosting the student games art competition has seen submissions almost double. A total of 624 students have submitted […]
Revisiting our entrants, their companions from SFAS Art, what the competition can achieve, and the final reveal of the winners!
Aardvark Swift have won Best Recruitment Agency at this year’s TIGA Awards, one of the most prestigious events in the games industry. Our Grads In Games initiative also made it as a finalist for the Education Initiative and Talent Development award
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.
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.