We would like to congratulate Daniel Collinson, the winner of Search For A Star 2012.
Daniel Collinson from the University of Central Lancashire recently gained a 1st in BSc Software and Games Development.
Collinson was hot property, with many studios interested in his servies. The studio which came out on top and secured his signature was Sony’s Evolution Studios, creators of the Motorstorm franchise.
“I knew that the games industry is a hard place to get into, even with a degree, so my goal was to win to give me a better chance of landing that dream job.” says Collinson.
“I am thankful that all the hard work has paid off, and will look forward to all the challenges I am about to face in my career at Evolution Studios. I have always enjoyed their games, but never thought I’d have the chance to work with them. I am honoured to be working at Evolution Studios, it’s a dream come true.”
Scott Kirkland, Technical Director at Evolution added, “Since focussing on game development, it’s clear that Daniel has gone out of this way to participate in a wide variety of events and personal projects to gain practical experience and broaden his skills.
“This combined with his excellent academic performance, creative flair, readiness to work hard and exceed expectations and an amiable and modest manner made him very appealing.”
Check out Daniel’s winning Stage 2 entry :
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