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Huddersfield Students Claim Top Spots in 3rd Round of Search for a Star and Rising Star Competitions

The results of the 3rd round of the Grads in Games “Search for a Star” and “Rising Star” European competitions have been announced, with Huddersfield students once again taking many of the highest places.


3D Character Art Challenge

Students are asked to create an original game-ready character model for use in UE4. All stylistic, narrative, thematic and aesthetic considerations are at the artist’s discretion.

https://itch.io/jam/3d-character-art-challenge-2019

Students from 1st, 2nd and final year were eligible to enter the categories, going up against thousands of entries in stage 1. Filtering only the best, stages 2 and 3 are now complete, with the final interview stage still to go.

“Search for a Star” is aimed at final year students and “Rising Star” is aimed at 1st and 2nd year students.


In partnership with Epic Games and a host of other games companies, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to show their skills in a challenging industry and be noticed for future employment prospects.


Results of the 3rd round of “3D Character Art Challenge” for “Search for a Star”:

3rdJack Walkerhttps://jackwalker.itch.io/blood-knight
4thEllie Brownhttps://ellierpbrown.itch.io/searchforastar
10thChloe McCannhttps://skulosaurus.itch.io/dinosaur-showdown-sfas
12thJames Phirihttps://velvetfury.itch.io/so-character-art
15thMatthew Throuphttps://matthewthroup.itch.io/xu-the-tainted
17th Callum McConnellhttps://callumftw.itch.io/maroon

Results of the 3rd round of “3D Character Art Challenge” for “Rising Star”:

1stMellissa Hamerhttps://meireille.itch.io/akazugaikotsu-rising-star-2019
2ndOliver Fayershttps://oli-f.itch.io/the-sea-beast-naga-rising-star
4thJason Morleyhttps://jrmorley.itch.io/rodrick-royal-guard
8thBen Smithhttps://ben-smith99.itch.io/heist-suspect
12thNav Bhogalhttps://nav-bhogal.itch.io/yami

3D Environment Art Challenge

Students are asked to create and compose an original game environment scene for UE4, featuring a set of four key assets. All stylistic, narrative, thematic and aesthetic considerations are at the artist’s discretion.

https://itch.io/jam/3d-environment-art-challenge-2019

Results of the 3rd round of “3D Environment Art Challenge” for “Search for a Star”:

1stSam Sharpehttps://fightingsharpie.itch.io/city-bowels-cyberpunk-environment
2ndRuben Chathahttps://rubenchatha.itch.io/mineshaft
5th Dan Joneshttps://dan-jones.itch.io/realistic-dentist-office

Results of the 3rd round of “3D Environment Art Challenge” for “Rising Star”:

1stReece Parrinderhttps://reeceparrinder.itch.io/sci-fi-bar
2ndChris Rhodeshttps://chris186.itch.io/elder-tree-environment
5thBradley Cullen https://bradley-cullen.itch.io/spacecorp
8thAdam Fautleyhttps://adamfautley.itch.io/sammies-bar

Games VFX Challenge

Students are asked to create an original game-ready effects sequence for use in UE4. All stylistic, narrative, thematic and aesthetic considerations are at the artist’s discretion.

https://itch.io/jam/games-vfx-challenge-2019

Results of the 3rd round of “Games VFX Challenge” for “Search for a Star”:

1st (joint)Zack Cundallhttps://cundall77.itch.io/cursed-tower
1st (joint)Eliot Stevenshttps://eliotstevens.itch.io/dubstep-laser-gun

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