We’re very happy to welcome back our founding partner Lizi Attwood and Furious Bee, joining GiG for the 2023/24 academic year! As well as being a talented programmer and expert consultant in her field, Lizi plays a leading role in our Search For A Star & Rising Star code challenges, and has been a core […]
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 […]
Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star have come to a close, with the winners for the 2019 student game dev challenges revealed!
We’re close to the big finale of our Search For A Star student gamedev challenges, so it’s time to introduce you to the lovely judges for the final stage!
One of the most important features of Search for a Star is the support of games professionals. Their expert knowledge informs the challenges; their feedback on the submissions makes a real difference to entrants, and their years of industry experience make them the perfect judges to conduct the interviews at Finals Day. You have already […]
With so many submissions for round two of Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star now in, it’s time to take a look at our illustrious panel of round two judges. These guys and girls know the industry like the back of their hand and know from first hand experience how to break […]
It’s been the biggest year yet for Search For A Star and Rising Star. The student games programming competition has continued to see strong numbers of students undertaking our C++ HackerRank test, while in our second year hosting the student games art competition has seen submissions almost double. A total of 624 students have submitted […]
Round 1 for the Search For A Star completions is now open, and information on the first stage is on its way out to all those who have pre-registered!
Revisiting our entrants, their companions from SFAS Art, what the competition can achieve, and the final reveal of the winners!
In episode 2 we follow three more students as they develop their own game and face a professional interview to discover if they have the skills, passion and ambition to make them stand out as a game dev star. This week we meet Tamara “Tami” Tanasescu of Edinburgh’s Herriot-Watt University, Sam Cipolat from the University of Hull and Robin Van Nunen of NHTV.