Congratulations to Charlie Shaw from the University of Huddersfield, our winner of the Games VFX category in Search For A Star 2023!
The assessments have been received back and we have our finalists selection for this year’s Search For A Star challenge in the Animation and VFX categories! We’ll be interviewing all the finalists and revealing the winners of this year’s challenges as part of our Search For A Star finals event, on April 13th in Sheffield. […]
Check out our Games VFX student projects for Search For A Star & Rising Star 2023! Realtime VFX for games is an area that’s in huge demand across the industry, though it’s still an area that most universities don’t provide any specialisation in. As a result, we rarely see more than a few entries in […]
This week we’re going to be showcasing all of the student projects from Search For A Star & d3t Rising Star 2021. First up, one of our favourite categories, the visually and technically impressive Games VFX! Ever since we added the VFX challenge four years ago it’s always been one of the least represented in […]
Congratulations to Elie van Ravels from Howest DAE, our Games VFX winner of Sumo Digital Rising Star 2020! Elie reached the finals after creating a great VFX sequence for the project stage, impressing our Search For A Star Animation assessors with a complex multi-part shield sequence! Elie discussed his technical skills, VFX knowledge and ambitions […]
Congratulations to Reece Kuby from the University of Huddersfield, our Games VFX winner of Search For A Star 2020! After scoring highly across all criteria in the project stage with his VFX energy projectile project, Lilith’s Ion, Reece made his way to the final stage interview. It’s not even the first time he’s made it […]
Since we first launched the Games VFX challenge in 2017, it’s been a struggle to get a large number of entrants. VFX for games isn’t something that most universities cover and there’s only a few that really go into any detail on games-specific VFX. As a result, it’s also one of the few areas where […]
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 […]