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Games VFX

Search For A Star + Sumo Digital Rising Star 2020

Development Project

Students are asked to create an original game-ready effects sequence for use in UE4. Students will need to show evidence of their full development process, from pre-production, production and post-production, through to the final presentation.

Full project briefs, supporting documents & access to the base project are released to participating students through

This project is designed to emulate the aspects of a studio development process, including documenting and following a production pipeline.

Please note this jam is only open to students who have registered to take part in Search For A Star / Sumo Digital Rising Star 2020 - further details on the challenge series can be found over at Grads In Games.

For support or enquiries, please contact Join the Grads In Games Discord for live support, project tips and advice (and to get to know all the other participants)

Grads In Games & the Search For A Star challenges are run by Grads In Games / Aardvark Swift with the support of Sumo Digital, Boss Alien, nDreams, Red Kite Games, TT Games, d3t, Kwalee, Firesprite, Guerrilla Games & Furious Bee


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Windows (2)
Search For A Star (8)
Sumo Digital Rising Star (5)

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GiG 2020 VFX Competition Submission
Rising Star 2020 VFX entry.
A rocket engine effect for SFARS X
A destructive ice-based AOE magic spell
Game VFX sequence featuring an evil magician taking the soul of a knight and becoming it's master
A VFX particle effect of a crash of Ice
a VFX buildup particle
Grads in Games Search for a Star: A spell where you tribute your life force in exchange for power