Record number of games published as part of this year’s competition, from 40 students across 25 universities.
For 2016 our Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star applicants created 40 Windows 10 Universal Apps using Unity, which they published to the Windows 10 store.
Given just a very basic prototype and two weeks to develop and publish a game, our entrants went in a variety of directions with their games project ideas, with space shoot-’em-ups, exploration adventures, physics puzzlers and more.
In our 2016 games directory you can find all the games produced for the Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star competitions, free for you to download and play on any Windows 10 device!
Search for a Star
Andreea-Tamara Tanasescu – Heriot-Watt University: It’s A Plane!
Daniel Reynolds – UCLAN: Desert Blaster
David Han – Sheffield Hallam University: Rhythm Blaster
Guntran Hoet – Howest University: Imperial Invaders
Hanting Xie, University of York: The Last Line of Defense
Hayley Ashby – Oxford Brookes University: Geometry Invaders
Jean-Pascal Evette – Goldsmiths, University of London: Guardian Space Fighter
Jessie Thomson – University of Manchester: BattleInSpace
Leo Vansteenkiste – Howest University: Life of Butler
Lewis Nicholson – Northumbria University: Bounce Ball Game
Martin Mihov – University of Bristol: Energon
Maurice Heiljligers – NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences: 2DSpaceShooter
Mindaugas Kadzys – Gamercamp: Shooty Space
Pablo Armando RodrÃguez Codes – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: GeoArcade
Sam Cipolat – University of Hull: Space-Attack
Yan Knoop – NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences: Air Guns
Winner of Search For A Star 2016
Sumo Digital Rising Star
Aaron Smith – Staffordshire University: TheSubmarineConquest1
Adam Wood – University of Hull: Spaceship Invasion
Alan Yeats – Abertay University: Space Timer Runner
Aleksis Andzans – Southampton Solace University: Shooting Things In Space
Amar Singh-Saggu – University of Birmingham: Tiny Submarine
Ben Crawford – Staffordshire University: Row Drop
Beren Kusmenoglu – University of East Anglia: Galactic Journey
Bogdan Muresan – Anglia Ruskin University: The Last Invasion
Denis Savosin – Bournemouth University: SFAS2016 Denis Savosin Game
Jack Spink – Sheffield Hallam University: Planet Gunner
Jimmy Koene – NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences: Guardian of the Exosphere
Joshua Hale – Abertay University: LIGHTGUARD
Mark Andrew Ropper – Abertay University: Asteroid Runner
Michael Parkin-White – University of Bristol: Titan Spark
Mike Young – Staffordshire University: Asteroid Pelt
Nick Pearson – University of Bristol: Smuggler’s Paradise
Oliver Shannon-Lepper – University of Bath: Flip Hop
Querijn Heijmans – NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences: Resource Space
Rachel Cabot – University of Bath: STELL
Winner of Sumo Digital Rising Star 2016
Resul Celik – NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences: Wise Monkeys
Robin van Nunen – NHTV Breda, University of Applied Sciences: Galaxy Rush
Ryan Fuller – Aston University: Rabbits and Foxes
Teodor Gherasim Nistor – University of Southampton: Arrow Runner
Vitor Peixoto Hette – University of Salford: Intergalactic Attack!