For 2020 we received more submissions in Environment Art than ever before, smashing the previous record by almost triple! With 90 games art student projects to review, it’s been a mammoth task for our assessors this year, and we hugely appreciate their input and feedback! We have a massive range in submissions too, from epic […]
In yet another record-breaking year, we received 49 project submissions for Character Art across both Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star! The standard of quality also reached a new high, with excellent & inventive characters created across both tiers, including Beccy Collins’ Overwatch-inspired JetPack Cat, Pearse McKenna’s Alien Explorer, Madelaine Kendall-Murray’s sinister […]
We’re close to the big finale of our Search For A Star student gamedev challenges, so it’s time to introduce you to the lovely judges for the final stage!
The 2019 Finalists revealed! These are some of the most talented students across games programming, character art, environment art, animation and games VFX, from universities across the UK and Europe.
The Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star 2018 challenges have come to a close. 2018 has been one of the best so far, with such a high calibre of students that even getting to the finals was a close challenge, let alone our judges having to make a final decision on the […]
Search for a Star 2018 Meet the Finalists – Character Art You have already been able to read about some of the amazing video games veterans who have helped assess this year’s submissions. Today, we will introduce our Character Art Finalists. Where environment art defines levels and set scenes, it’s the characters that bring life to […]
Search for a Star 2018 Meet the Finalists – Environment Art It has been almost 6 months since this year’s Search for a Star started accepting its 1st Round of submissions back in September last year. Now, with Final’s Day almost upon us, we have whittled things down to a handful of amazing finalists. You […]
One of the most important features of Search for a Star is the support of games professionals. Their expert knowledge informs the challenges; their feedback on the submissions makes a real difference to entrants, and their years of industry experience make them the perfect judges to conduct the interviews at Finals Day. You have already […]
Search for a Star 2018 – Finalists Confirmed With Final’s Day a little over 2 weeks away we are proud to announce the full list of this year’s lucky challenge Finalists. With months of hard work behind them, these lucky few will progress to Final’s Day, at Sheffield Hallam University. There they will face an expert […]
For the 2018 challenge, students were asked to create a scene to an industry brief, complete with a set of key assets. 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 range of […]