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 […]
See which universities are topping the list of entrants, with just one week left to register students for the 2019 game dev challenges!
Thank you to all the lecturers, tutors and universities for their support and encouraging students to get involved. It is no coincidence that almost all of the top 10 universities below can boast multiple Search for a Star winners, finalists and high achievers!
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.
We’ve just finished our final talk of the week at Staffordshire University, where we’ve had one of our best student turn-outs yet. It’s been another great week for Get In The Game with a fantastic line-up of speakers, from AMD, Dovetail Games, Playground Games, Rebellion, Autodesk, Framestore, Red Kite Games and Inertia Games. Wow, great […]
Staffordshire University joined our Grads In Games initiative this year as a host for our first ever Search for a Star Art finals & conference day event. Founded in 1914, Staffordshire University are situated at the heart of the UK, with two campuses in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Established as one of the top universities for […]
After winning the 2016 Search For A Star Art award, we catch up with Sam Bang to find out more about his experiences with the competition.
Record number of games published as part of this year’s competition, from 40 students across 25 universities.
Check out our gallery of student art projects, creating assets for Unreal Tournament for the 2016 Search For A Star & Rising Star competitions.