The Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star 2018 challenges have come to a close. 2018 has been one of the best so far, with such a high calibre of students that even getting to the finals was a close challenge, let alone our judges having to make a final decision on the […]
One of the most important features of Search for a Star is the support of games professionals. Their expert knowledge informs the challenges; their feedback on the submissions makes a real difference to entrants, and their years of industry experience make them the perfect judges to conduct the interviews at Finals Day. You have already […]
Search for a Star 2018 – Finalists Confirmed With Final’s Day a little over 2 weeks away we are proud to announce the full list of this year’s lucky challenge Finalists. With months of hard work behind them, these lucky few will progress to Final’s Day, at Sheffield Hallam University. There they will face an expert […]
While the assessors pour over submissions, write feedback and help put together shortlists we thought we would take a moment look back at one of our recent Rising Star winners. James Hutchison won an interview for the Sumo Digital Rising Star code placement last year, and landed the role! He has been working hard as part […]
Finals day is fast approaching, and as much as the entrants to Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star are important, so are the industry professionals who volunteer their time. These games industry professionals are providing individual feedback on everything from code and animation to art and gameplay. Their feedback in earlier stages […]
This is the list of the amazing games developers from across the globe taking the time to give feedback to the 2018 Search for a Star Entrants. This list includes directors, juniors, and former Search for a Star entrants from freelancers, indies and people from some seriously BIG names. We would like to give a […]
Thank you to all the lecturers, tutors and universities for their support and encouraging students to get involved. It is no coincidence that almost all of the top 10 universities below can boast multiple Search for a Star winners, finalists and high achievers!
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.
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.