We caught up with this year’s Search For A Star Games Programming winner, Francisco Nicolau from the University of Lisbon Instituto Superior Técnico, to find out what it’s been like to win the challenge and what he’s learned since reaching the finals last year. On winning Search For A Star “When I saw the announcement, […]
We’ve had another fantastic year for Search For A Star, with 225 games projects created by students from across the UK and Europe. We’re now reaching the final stage of the challenges, and are pleased to reveal our finalists for 2021! These students have shown high level skills and created exceptional projects over the course […]
Congratulations to Justyna Kwiatkowska from the University of Central Lancashire, our Games Programming winner of Sumo Digital Rising Star 2020! Justyna topped the project stage with her excellent game development project, The Catgeon, earning her a place in the finals. Our assessors were really impressed by Justyna’s project, ranking it first overall, ahead of even […]
We’ve had another fantastic year for Search For A Star, with over 260 games projects created by students from across the UK and Europe. We’re now reaching the final stage of the challenges, and are pleased to reveal our finalists! These students have shown high level skills and created exceptional projects over the course of […]
Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star have come to a close, with the winners for the 2019 student game dev challenges revealed!
For the 2018 challenge, students were given a basic framework in Unity & asked to create a published game to an industry brief. Students worked from a local multiplayer arena as a base project, though were given full creative control in how they developed their game from that point. As a result, we’ve ended up […]
Finals day is fast approaching, and as much as the entrants to Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star are important, so are the industry professionals who volunteer their time. These games industry professionals are providing individual feedback on everything from code and animation to art and gameplay. Their feedback in earlier stages […]