Search For A Star

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Graduate games programming, development & publishing competition, showcasing exceptional & talented students. Comprised of three stages; a C++ programming challenge, a Unity3D games development & publishing project, and a final interview at the Microsoft UK campus with a panel of industry peers.

Judges & mentors include representatives from Microsoft, Unity3D, NaturalMotion, Exient & more.

Current Search For A Star News


Boss Alien : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Boss Alien for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. As part of their involvement with the graduate programming competition, Lead Programmer & Co-Founder Richard Bangs is kindly giving his time to act as judge for the competition and Senior Programmer Ryan Sullivan will be available as a mentor for the finalists. Boss Alien are also generously providing a selection of awesome prizes for all finalists.

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Microsoft UK : Our Industry Partners

We’d like to thank Microsoft for working with us to make Search For A Star a success. As part of their involvement with the graduate programming competition, Microsoft Technical Evangelist Lee Stott is kindly giving his time to act as judge for the competition. Microsoft are also generously providing the Microsoft Campus as the venue for the Finals day, a selection of awesome prizes for all finalists, and free publication to the Windows 8 Phone Store for all second stage games development projects.

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Rising Star 2014 – The Finalists

With the final round taking place at the Microsoft Campus on Monday, let’s take a closer look at our three Rising Star finalists for 2014; Milcho Milchev, Sam Parras and Sammy Hosny.
Out of over 90 initial entrants, these three second-year students have excelled through the first two stages of the competition to earn their place in the final.

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