Search For A Star Art Finalists Announced!
. 2017 has been the biggest year yet for Search For A Star & Sumo…
Rob Farthing, University of Portsmouth, BSc Computer Games Technology
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.
We’ve reached the last day of our second week of Get In The Game, with Boss Alien, Red Kite Games, Cardboard Sword, Inertia Games & BetaJester. After our long trip up to Scotland last week, this week we remain close to home, in our neighboring Yorkshire cities. Like last week, we’ve had an excellent turn-out from students, with some rooms being so packed that some of us had to sit on the floor!
Offering tuition in computing and coding, UTC Sheffield is full of talented young techies, eager to put their skills to good use! Our Graduate Recruitment Consultant Ben Milnes passed along his knowledge of the industry to the students, giving them detailed information about essential skills they will need.
The Search For A Star & Rising Star student competitions are back for 2016, now open to both games coders and games artists. Take part in one of the biggest industry-supported game dev competitions in the UK, showcasing your work in front of leading studios and getting a boost towards a career in games.
As a third year Marketing student, I quite frankly don’t know my Python from my Java, my stack from my algorithm. Squeezing a banana to make a computer work? No, I don’t understand how this works either, but it’s pretty mesmerising! Unsurprisingly, school children think so too… So how can Code Club also help you with landing your own job in video games?
This is a proud achievement for the whole Grads In Games team, and a huge honour to have the work we do recognised by an industry body such as TIGA. It’s fantastic to be appreciated for all of the efforts the team put into running the national Get In The Game careers tour and Search For A Star graduate showcase competitions.