Global Game Jam with Houdini Contest 2020

Posted Jan. 22, 2020

Welcome to the 4th Game Jam with Houdini Contest! Any Global Game Jam 2020 team that uses Houdini to make their game jam game is eligible to enter the contest. Last year, SideFX held their third Houdini Contest which resulted in some awesome winning games. We are excited to return in 2020 with another contest. Read the instructions below on how to get a free temporary Houdini Indie license and how to enter on the Global Game Jam website.

Free Indie Licenses

SideFX returns as a Global Game Jam® Silver Sponsor and offers jammers a FREE 2-month Houdini Indie license to use before and during the game jam! To request a 2-month Houdini Indie license, just click on the info button below and follow the instructions. This Houdini Indie license offer will expire at 5pm U.S. PST on Friday, January 31st, 2020. If you'd like to use Houdini Indie for GGJ, be sure to request your license as soon as possible so that you have the most time to learn and use Houdini before the jam starts.

How to Enter

To enter the contest, just follow the simple steps below:

  1. Participate in Global Game Jam 2020 and use Houdini in some way to make your game. If you post on social media during the game jam, use the hashtag #GameJamWithHoudini to share your work.
  2. On your GGJ game page, select the “Houdini” tag in the “Tools and Technologies” category. This is how your game will be entered into the contest. NOTE: If you don’t add the “Houdini” tag your game will not be included in the contest.
  3. On your GGJ game page, upload at least one screenshot or video that shows something from your game (models, animations, effects, terrain, etc.) inside Houdini. Make sure the Houdini interface and your game asset(s) are clearly visible.
  4. All of the GGJ games will be filtered by the “Houdini” tag. The game industry judges will then play the made-with-Houdini games and award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 


The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams will receive a variety of game dev prizes from SideFX and the following sponsors:


The “Game Jam With Houdini Contest” is being held by SideFX alone. Global Game Jam® is not directly affiliated with this contest. 


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