UK Students Make Games to Win an Interview at Games Companies

By Julian Benson on at

Two winners have been selected for the Seach For A Star Code and Sumo Digital Rising Star Code prizes, which saw 405 students from around the UK competing for an interview at a games studio. The competition had entrants compete by creating a game in just three weeks. Judges whittled down the best games to 11 finalists who were then interviewed by 11 judges before the two winners were finally picked.

After the interview, the winners will be able to interview for a job or internship with one of the competitions partners. The winners also received various prizes, like bits of computer hardware.

Kyle Hobdey, of The University of Central Lancashire, and Alfred Norton, of The University of York, were the two winners. Hobdey created a game called Star Wrangler Arena (which you can play here) and Norton made Capsule of Vengeance: A Bitter Pill for Cuboids ( which you can play here).

Tomorrow sees the winners announced for the Search for a Star art competition.

Top image credit: Andrea Maestri.