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 […]
Meet the Finalists – VFX 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 have already been able to read […]
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 2018 we had three submissions for the Stage 2 Games VFX projects, each creating a chained sequence of game effects to an industry brief. All were given creative control over the style and theme of their artwork, leading to three distinctively different but excellent pieces. Jacob Beckley Adam Phillips Reece Kuby Search For A […]