Rob Farthing, University of Portsmouth, BSc Computer Games Technology

Search For A Star : Win the chance to work at a top UK games studio!

Watch our new promo video explaining more about Search For A Star & why it’s important for games students

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.

In 2015, 80% of students who qualified for the second round were able to get a games industry job on graduation. The competitions have a proven track record of improving the employability of those who enter, with the second stage development project even adding a published product to your portfolio.

The tests and challenges are tough, designed by industry professionals to mirror actual studio hiring processes, testing your talents while honing and developing your existing skills. You’ll also be working to a professional brief with industry-standard software to develop projects.

Prizes include guaranteed opportunities for internships and jobs at leading UK games studios including Sumo Digital (LittleBigPlanet 3, Disney Infinity) & Playground Games (Forza Horizon series).

Learn more about the competitions, what to expect in each round, and enter at www.GradsInGames.com/competitions
Registrations are open from now until Wednesday 20th January 2016. The first round is open now, and all entries must be received by the 28th January 2016.

The Search For A Star & Rising Star competitions are part of the award-winning Grads In Games initiative run by Aardvark Swift Recruitment, in partnership with Microsoft, Autodesk, Epic Games, Sumo Digital, Playground Games, Boss Alien, Perforce Software, Edge Case Games, Exient, Furious Bee, Atomhawk Design, with media partners Develop and MCV.

mono | 18 December 2015

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