Congratulations to Gavin Jones of the University of Central Lancashire, the 2013 winner of Search for a Star, the industry recognised student games development competition.
“Entering Search for a Star seemed a natural decision as an opportunity to apply and demonstrate my abilities”, says Jones.
“The second round of SFAS in particular proved both a fun exercise and good practice – as well as a timely cure for any post-degree project inertia I may have stumbled into.”
After winning SFAS, Gavin Jones was able to secure a job at Brighton’s Boss Alien as a result of his triumph in the competition.
“Having done well in the competition seemed to lead very quickly to job offers, ultimately landing me my first job as a programmer in the industry.”
“Winning Aardvark Swift’s Search For A Star competition has helped me land my dream job at Boss Alien. Everyone knows it is extremely difficult to get into the computer games industry, but the competition allowed me to demonstrate what I could do in front of people from some of the biggest names in the industry.”