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 […]
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 & […]
The Grads In Games Awards returns to celebrate those who have made a real impact in improving the links between the games industry & education.
Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star have come to a close, with the winners for the 2019 student game dev challenges revealed!
Our 2019 Grads in Games awards shortlist is here! We’ve had a truly fantastic response to the awards this year, it’s been a record year for nominations, increasing by 24% from 2018. You really have helped us to highlight and celebrate all the super studios, amazing academics, star students and upstanding universities with your nominations. […]
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
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 […]
Search for a Star 2018 Meet the Finalists – Character Art 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 Character Art Finalists. Where environment art defines levels and set scenes, it’s the characters that bring life to […]