It’s been another excellent year for Search For A Star in the Games Programming category! Working from a simple base project, students from universities across the UK & Europe have flexed their coding muscles & produced a range of excellent games The projects include impressive feline dungeon crawler, The Catgeon by Justyna Kwiatkowska, a survival […]
So, you’re at University studying 3D Character or Environment Art, VFX, Animation, Programming, Comp Sci or Game Design, right? You might not be thinking about it just yet, especially not in your first or second year, but you’re going to be hoping to get your first role in the games industry pretty soon aren’t you? You’ll […]
The Search for a Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star 2018 challenges have come to a close. 2018 has been one of the best so far, with such a high calibre of students that even getting to the finals was a close challenge, let alone our judges having to make a final decision on the […]
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 […]
Search for a Star 2018 – Finalists Confirmed With Final’s Day a little over 2 weeks away we are proud to announce the full list of this year’s lucky challenge Finalists. With months of hard work behind them, these lucky few will progress to Final’s Day, at Sheffield Hallam University. There they will face an expert […]
While the assessors pour over submissions, write feedback and help put together shortlists we thought we would take a moment look back at one of our recent Rising Star winners. James Hutchison won an interview for the Sumo Digital Rising Star code placement last year, and landed the role! He has been working hard as part […]
Aardvark Swift are calling for guest speakers to inspire the next generation of developers on this year’s Get in the Game tour.
It’s that time of the year once again – Sumo Digital Rising Star and Search for a Star 2018 is open for registration! We’re on the search for talented student programmers, animators and character, environment and VFX artists who are looking to show off their skills. Top UK studios including Sumo Digital, Playground Games, nDreams […]
All 29 of the games produced in the 2015 Search For A Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star competitions, listed for you to download and play for free
We’ve got a new article about the 2015 Search For A Star competition over at gamesindustry.biz, explaining the benefits of taking part in the competition and why it is so important for those wanting to break in to the games industry.