Congratulations to Charlie Shaw from the University of Huddersfield, our winner of the Games VFX category in Search For A Star 2023!
The assessments have been received back and we have our finalists selection for this year’s Search For A Star challenge in the Animation and VFX categories! We’ll be interviewing all the finalists and revealing the winners of this year’s challenges as part of our Search For A Star finals event, on April 13th in Sheffield. […]
Toady we take a look at our Games VFX student projects for Search For A Star & Rising Star 2022! VFX for games is generally an area of expertise that isn’t taught commonly at universities, but remains desperately needed in the gaming industry! It’s amazing to see entries to this category each year, and although […]
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 […]
This week we’re going to be showcasing all of the student projects from Search For A Star & d3t Rising Star 2021. First up, one of our favourite categories, the visually and technically impressive Games VFX! Ever since we added the VFX challenge four years ago it’s always been one of the least represented in […]
Congratulations to Elie van Ravels from Howest DAE, our Games VFX winner of Sumo Digital Rising Star 2020! Elie reached the finals after creating a great VFX sequence for the project stage, impressing our Search For A Star Animation assessors with a complex multi-part shield sequence! Elie discussed his technical skills, VFX knowledge and ambitions […]
Congratulations to Reece Kuby from the University of Huddersfield, our Games VFX winner of Search For A Star 2020! After scoring highly across all criteria in the project stage with his VFX energy projectile project, Lilith’s Ion, Reece made his way to the final stage interview. It’s not even the first time he’s made it […]
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 […]
Since we first launched the Games VFX challenge in 2017, it’s been a struggle to get a large number of entrants. VFX for games isn’t something that most universities cover and there’s only a few that really go into any detail on games-specific VFX. As a result, it’s also one of the few areas where […]
Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star have come to a close, with the winners for the 2019 student game dev challenges revealed!