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 Milan De Laet from Howest Digital Arts & Entertainment, our Character Art winner of Search For A Star 2020! Milan took the top spot in the project stage with his dramatic Trapped environment, earning a place in the finals. Our assessors were very impressed by Milan’s great scene composition and the technical challenge […]
A key aspect of our Search For A Star challenges is to help improve the links between the games industry and education. We work closely with leading studios to create the challenges, based directly on the skills and knowledge those studios are looking for when hiring graduate and junior developers. By incorporating studio expectations & […]
Well; that was unexpected! Grads in Games Awards nominees are now all in and recorded. Not only did you come out in force to vote for those working incredibly hard in games industry education, you broke our all-time record for submissions! It’s heartwarming to see so many messages of support for lecturers, students, studios and […]
Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star have come to a close, with the winners for the 2019 student game dev challenges revealed!
See which universities are topping the list of entrants, with just one week left to register students for the 2019 game dev challenges!
A hugely appreciated prize sponsor for 2018 is Wacom, who have generously provided several exceptional prizes for the winners of the art challenges. Want to know what our 2018 art winners think of their Wacom prizes? Let’s take a look at what they’ve received… Wacom Intuos Pro Our Search for a Star Character Art & Environment […]
We announce the winners of the inaugural Grads in Games Awards, recognising achievements across academia and industry to progress graduate employment in the games industry
With two weeks still to register, over 500 students from 83 universities across the UK and Europe have already signed up for the Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star challenges. This year has seen a surge in entries from key games universities, with Sheffield Hallam University way out in front.