For the 2018 challenge, students were asked to create a character to an industry brief, presented in a set of emotive poses. Unlike previous years, everyone was given creative control of the concept, theme, style & story of their artwork, allowing more freedom of expression. As a result, we’ve ended up with an amazing range […]
For the 2018 challenge, animators were asked to create a movement sequence to an industry brief, based around four steps typical of games animation. Unlike previous years, everyone was given creative control of the theme, style & story of their artwork, allowing more freedom of expression. As a result, we’ve ended up with an amazing […]
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.
It’s been six months now since our Search for a Star VFX winner, Niels Dewitte, and Environment Art winner, Jake Missing began working at VR-master-studio and Grads in Games partner nDreams. We caught up with the two 2017 title holders to find out how they’re finding life in the industry, how their art has changed, […]
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 […]