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.
With the second challenge of Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star now open, and the first challenge still well underway, we’re excited to announce the industry professionals who are providing individually tailored feedback on our art students’ first challenge portfolio submissions. We’ve been blown away by just how many industry professionals have […]
It’s that time of the year once again – Sumo Digital Rising Star and Search for a Star 2018 is open for registration! We’re on the search for talented student programmers, animators and character, environment and VFX artists who are looking to show off their skills. Top UK studios including Sumo Digital, Playground Games, nDreams […]
We’re putting a call out to all Animators, Character & Environment Artists and VFX Artists to help us assess student submissions for Search for a Star.
We’re excited to announce that Hannah Smith is the latest Search for a Star contestant to fill a Playground Games Job through Search for a Star!
This year our Search For A Star judges overwhelmingly agreed that 2017’s finalists were the strongest we’ve met. These are talented, dedicated students, and we’re ecstatic to continue our previous announcements of successful placements of our Search For A Star finalists! After scoring strongly in a C++ HackerRank test and impressing round two judges with his game, Cube Invasion (which can be played […]
After making a big impression in Search For A Star, James Hutchison of UCLan & Witek Gawlowski of Goldsmiths both start jobs at Sheffield’s Sumo Digital
This year was the biggest yet for Search For A Star. Over 800 students applied to take part in the competition, and our art branch grew substantially to accommodate the interest generated from its first year. It’s been little less than a month since the competition has ended and we’re already hearing some great things from […]
From left to right, Kyle Hobdey, Ian Goodall, and Alfred Norton Search For A Star 2017 is now well and truly over for another year! We had a great time meeting all the students and studios involved and we hope to see you again next year. Before our Code winners, Kyle Hobdey from the University of Central […]
After months of hard work and fantastic projects 22 art finalists from around the UK and Europe arrived at the University of Hertfordshire for the 7th annual Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star Art Finals Day! Finalists underwent an industry-styled interview in front of a panel of experienced specialist judges […]