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 Chris Woods from SAE Institute, our Games Animation winner of Search For A Star 2020! Chris reached the finals after creating a great animation sequence for the project stage, impressing our Search For A Star Animation assessors and topping both the Creative and Technical scoreboard! Chris discussed his technical skills, animation knowledge and […]
Congratulations to Justyna Kwiatkowska from the University of Central Lancashire, our Games Programming winner of Sumo Digital Rising Star 2020! Justyna topped the project stage with her excellent game development project, The Catgeon, earning her a place in the finals. Our assessors were really impressed by Justyna’s project, ranking it first overall, ahead of even […]
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 […]
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 coding finalists. This is the nitty-gritty of games development, turning matrix style lines of alpha-numeric encryption into games you can play. These finalists have been assessed, not only on […]
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 given a basic framework in Unity & asked to create a published game to an industry brief. Students worked from a local multiplayer arena as a base project, though were given full creative control in how they developed their game from that point. As a result, we’ve ended up […]