Search for a Star exists primarily because of the extensive support offered by our industry partners. Each of our partners plays a pivotal role in the success of the competition. If you would like to get involved, head over to our info page for partner companies.

Microsoft UK - Industry Partners

Microsoft sponsor the prizes for winners of Search For A Star as well as hosting the final round.
Over the last three decades, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play and connect through great technology.
Microsoft UK


Marmalade provide us with the engine & SDK that forms the core of the second round of the competition. The Marmalade SDK enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base in C++, Lua, HTML5 or Objective-C.

Born Ready Games - Industry Partners

Born Ready Games are a heady mix of experience, ambition, talent and passion. They are embracers of new technological developments & as one of the top games start ups, they’ve recently been responsible for the space-action games Strike Suit Zero & Strike Suit Infinity.
Born Ready Games

Boss Alien - Industry Partners

Boss Alien is a world-class, award-winning game development studio based in Brighton, UK. Their games have entertained well over 70 Million players and that number is growing fast.

Boss Alien

Exient - Industry Partners

Exient Entertainment is an independent video game developer based in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is known for its range of high profile projects & development of licensed titles including Angry Birds, FIFA, Need for Speed, The Sims and Tiger Woods.


Mars On A Stick
Mars on a Stick is a new and exciting development team of hugely experienced individuals based in the north of England, ready to build software for all emerging digital markets.Mars On A Stick