USW sees success at Grads in Games Awards for 2 years running

Tiny Rebel Games + University of South Wales

Tiny Rebel Games (TRG) have worked with the University of South Wales for the past few years to produce briefs for collaborative projects, where BA Game Art and BA Computer Games Design students work together. TRG are involved at several stages of the project providing direct feedback on projects to the students involved.  

This is an amazing example of a collaboration between Industry & Education. It also highlights the positives of maintaining a working relationship for multiple years!

You can find out more by visiting the The Grads In Games Website.

Rising Star - Environment Art Winner 2021: Martin Pech

Martin was a year 2 student when he entered and won the competition to beat off 100's of contestants.

On winning: “I was just overwhelmed — I wasn’t even expecting to be in the finals, so it was amazing! I was just kind of freaking out and it was definitely an exciting time for me. This competition was the biggest thing for me at the time, so just being able to plan ahead and make sure that I finished everything on time meant I was happy with the result.”

You can read more on Martin's success here.

Click here to view Martin's work.

As if celebrating Martin's success wasn't enough, USW has been lucky enough to have another winning student in 2022. 

Rising Star - Environment Art Winner 2022: Michael Dolan

Starting with 1200 registered students, Search for A Star & Rising Star game development challenges have become the largest UK based undergraduate industry competition.

Each challenge tasks students with completing a game project to an industry brief. 

For the second year in a row a USW Game Art student has beaten all-comers across the UK!. 

Finalists faced an interview panel of industry professionals from leading studios, speaking to them about their game development skills as well as their career aspirations.

You can read more about Michael's success here.