With Search for a Star now firmly in motion we thought that this would be an excellent moment to look back on what has been an amazing couple of months.
After our Get In The Game careers talks last year we saw a sudden surge in applications and entries. In a short time we saw a jump to over 500 registrations from 83 universities across the UK, Europe & worldwide. What we were completely unprepared for was that surge to continue from November last year to finish with nearly 1000 entries from over 100 institutions!
The level of interest in the game dev challenges is genuinely awe inspiring. We want to take a moment to say thank you to all the lecturers, tutors and universities for their support and encouraging students to get involved. It is no coincidence that almost all of the top 10 universities below can boast multiple Search for a Star winners, finalists and high achievers!
We’d also like to give special mention to Sheffield Hallam University, who have smashed all previous records for student signups for the challenges with a very impressive 73 students getting involved this year.
So how do the university signups stack up against each other? Let’s have a look at Search For A Star 2018’s stats…
Top 10 University Participation Ranking
Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star 2018
|Sheffield Hallam University||73|
|University of Hertfordshire||47|
|University of Huddersfield||41|
|University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)||41|
|Howest Digital Arts & Entertainment||40|
With so many universities involved, don’t worry if yours is missing from the Top 10. With the quality of work coming in we fully expect to see plenty of universities represented at our finals day event!
Search for a Star is proving a great way for students to really challenge their skills and bring themselves to the attention of studios around the UK. Many of those who took part in 2017 joined leading games studios including
Want to know more about how to get involved with our Search for a Star, Rising Star or our Catalyst games dev challenges?
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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Finals Day!