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.
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 […]