Search for a Star is an annual student-only gamedev challenge run by Grads In Games. It guides students to follow an industry brief, create a key portfolio piece and ultimately help them to get a job.

We are currently looking for experienced games professionals who can be a part of our assessment team in February. You’d be asked to review and provide feedback on as many or as few student projects as you have time for between January 25th and March 1st.

Each project takes roughly 30 mins to assess and provide feedback for, so your time commitment can be as small or large as you want it to be! Your knowledge and expertise are vital and your feedback will prove to be incredibly important for the students’ development. 

You can learn more info about our Search For A Star & d3t Rising Star gamedev challenges here.

How does it work?

  1. Sign up to, our assessment platform.
  2. From January 25th to March 1st, access the student projects.
  3. Using the guidance notes we’ll provide, score & give feedback on as many projects as you have time for. Each one should take around 30 minutes.

We are looking for people available to assess the following project areas:

  • Environment Art
  • Character Art
  • Gameplay Programming
  • Games Animation
  • Games VFX

If you’d like to join our team of assessors, complete the form below & we’ll be in touch!

    Please include the following info to be credited in our list of 2021 assessors.