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 […]
Today we’re happy to announce our Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star Code finalists! This year was the biggest yet, with 405 programmers completing our first round C++ Hacker Rank test. Our fantastic round two judges have spent their time playing some amazing games and delving deep into our students’ code to […]
With so many submissions for round two of Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star now in, it’s time to take a look at our illustrious panel of round two judges. These guys and girls know the industry like the back of their hand and know from first hand experience how to break […]
The deadline for students to get their work submitted for Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star is fast approaching! Students have until tomorrow, (Thursday, 2.3.17) before our industry judges begin marking work. Following the marking process, students who are selected to move onto the third stage of Search For A Star & Rising […]