We’ve had another fantastic year for Search For A Star, with over 260 games projects created by students from across the UK and Europe. We’re now reaching the final stage of the challenges, and are pleased to reveal our finalists! These students have shown high level skills and created exceptional projects over the course of […]
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 […]
Due to the continuing situation with COVID-19 & for the safety of our attendees we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming Grads In Games conference, originally scheduled for the 15th April.
Games animation can be a tough career to get started in and unlike film animation, it’s not an area that most universities cover in any detail. Being able to create great animation is a huge mix of technical and creative skills, but developing them for use in games is another skillset on top of that! […]
It’s been another excellent year for Search For A Star in the Games Programming category! Working from a simple base project, students from universities across the UK & Europe have flexed their coding muscles & produced a range of excellent games The projects include impressive feline dungeon crawler, The Catgeon by Justyna Kwiatkowska, a survival […]
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 […]
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’d like to extend a massive thank you to all of our SFASX Assessors! It’s always a mammoth task to get so many student projects marked with actionable feedback, and every year we’re humbled to see the industry step up to the challenge! Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star literally couldn’t happen […]
Registrations are now open for the 10th anniversary edition of the Search For A Star student game development challenges!
Rounding up our 2019 academic year with the ninth annual Search For A Star finals, conference day & the return of the Grads In Games Awards