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.
With the final of the 2014 Search For A Star competition taking place at the Microsoft Campus next Monday, let’s take a closer look at this year’s finalists.
These five graduates and masters students have excelled through both the C++ test in round 1 and the game development & publishing project in round 2 to reach the final.
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.
This year’s finalists are seriously good – Over 200 entrants reduced down to an exclusive 5 graduate programmers & 3 second year students
After showing off gameplay videos of this year’s Search For A Star entries yesterday, we’ve got a hands-on option for you today – download the game projects onto your Win8 phones to play for yourself! As part of both the Search For A Star and Rising Star competitions, students were required to develop and a game from a […]
With the second round of this year’s Search For A Star competition now closed, we’re giving you a video preview of some of this year’s games projects from both the Search For A Star & the Rising Star competitions. We’ve been massively impressed with a lot of the competition entries this year & wanted to share some of them […]
James Mintram, Northumbria University and Lemon Moose Games, has been crowned Shooting Star winner. The newly created category recognises the achievements of young indie studios founded by students. “Search for a star was a great opportunity to put everything I have learned over the last 3 years to the test.” said James. “The second round […]
Well done to the Rising Star Winner for 2013, Nadeem Alam of the University of Central Lancashire. Studying Computer Games Development, he’s proven himself to be a developer to watch for the future. He has recently secured a job when finishing university working as a junior programmer with Exient. Check out his entry for the second […]
Congratulations to Gavin Jones of the University of Central Lancashire, the 2013 winner of Search for a Star, the industry recognised student games development competition. “Entering Search for a Star seemed a natural decision as an opportunity to apply and demonstrate my abilities”, says Jones. “The second round of SFAS in particular proved both a […]
We would like to congratulate Daniel Collinson, the winner of Search For A Star 2012. Daniel Collinson from the University of Central Lancashire recently gained a 1st in BSc Software and Games Development. Collinson was hot property, with many studios interested in his servies. The studio which came out on top and secured his signature […]