For our tenth anniversary we’re taking the final stage of Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star online! We’ll be announcing the winners of SFASX live on Monday 27th April at 6pm (17:00 UTC) in a livestreamed event. As well as the winners, we will highlight this year’s participants, projects and game studio partners.
Our 45 student finalists for this year will be interviewed by a panel of games industry professionals across the SFASX Finals Week, which starts on April 20, 2020. Their journey culminates in the Winners Livestream on April 27, 2020, which will be presented by Andy Driver, Grads in Games‘ Operations Manager. The event will announce the winners of our 10 categories, covering game development across Character Art, Programming, Animation, VFX, and Environment Art.
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Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star are our set of annual game dev challenges for students within games education. Students are tasked with creating their own games, art assets, animations or visual effects and those who make it to the final round are invited to a panel interview with industry professionals in their field.
The brief which the students have worked towards is built with the help of games industry veterans, helping to bridge the gap between education and employment by ensuring that students are studio-ready once they leave academia. Finalists regularly go on to work within studios, both at home and abroad, and many are offered positions in the final round.
Sumo Digital Rising Star caters to students not in their final year of study, whilst Search for a Star is for those in their final year or working towards an Masters. The categories to be judged in each tier are:
- Character Art
- Environment Art
- Games Animation
- Games VFX
- Games Programming
SFASX is supported by our amazing industry partners; Sumo Digital, TT Games, TT Odyssey, d3t, nDreams, NaturalMotion, BossAlien, Red Kite, Kwalee, Guerrilla Games, Firesprite, Furious Bee, Brazen Gaming Chairs, and Velocity Workstations.