Congratulations to Chris Woods from SAE Institute, our Games Animation winner of Search For A Star 2020! Chris reached the finals after creating a great animation sequence for the project stage, impressing our Search For A Star Animation assessors and topping both the Creative and Technical scoreboard! Chris discussed his technical skills, animation knowledge and […]
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 […]
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 & […]
See which universities are topping the list of entrants, with just one week left to register students for the 2019 game dev challenges!
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 […]
You have already been able to read about some of the amazing video games veterans who have helped assess this year’s submissions. Today, we will introduce our coding finalists. This is the nitty-gritty of games development, turning matrix style lines of alpha-numeric encryption into games you can play. These finalists have been assessed, not only on […]
Meet the Finalists – VFX It has been almost 6 months since this year’s Search for a Star started accepting its 1st Round of submissions back in September last year. Now, with Final’s Day almost upon us, we have whittled things down to a handful of amazing finalists. You have already been able to read […]
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 […]
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!