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Since our first event in 2010, we’ve been getting together every year with studios and leading professionals across the games industry to run our Search for a Star game development challenges, open to students across the UK and Europe.
Search for a Star & its companion challenge, Rising Star, are designed alongside leading studios and game developers to simulate aspects of games industry recruitment. Programming, 3D art, animation and VFX students are invited to show their skills & build their portfolio, creating technical game projects and polished game-ready assets — exactly what studios want to see examples of from graduate applicants.
Students can receive feedback on their development projects from games professionals, with high achievers invited to take part in an interview with industry leaders at our annual Finals Day & student conference.
For 2021 we had over 1200 entrants which were whittled down to 40 finalists. On April 1st as part of Games Careers Week we will be live streaming the finalists projects as well as the announcements of the winners via our Twitch channel – twitch.tv/gradsingames
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Games Careers Week is a free non-profit event organised and funded by the BGI, Into Games and Grads in Games, supported by TIGA, NextGen Skills Academy, Gamesindustry.biz and Ukie
The BGI is a charity number 1183530 which educates the public about games through the National Videogame Museum, training and research.
Into Games is a national non-profit Community Interest Company that supports people from all backgrounds in finding rewarding careers in games.
Grads in Games is a non-profit Community Interest Company which equips students with the skills games employers need.