Ben Mears


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Recent Forum Posts

Castle Defender VR has been released! July 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m.

Castle Defender VR, a “tower defense” VR game built by SideFX game interns, has officially been released for HTC Vive. To get more info and download the game, visit this page. []

"Game Jam with Houdini" Contest Winners Announced April 18, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

SideFX hosted a “Game Jam with Houdini” contest alongside Global Game Jam 2017 and the winners have been announced! Get the details and winning games here: []

1st Place - SlimeBeat

2nd Place - BaRock Battles

3rd Place - Magik Mush - The Oak Guardian

SideFX sponsoring Toronto Game Jam April 3, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

This is the twelfth year for Toronto Game Jam [] (aka TOJam), hence the name “TOJam: What Twelves Below”, and will take place on May 5 - 7, 2017 at George Brown College [] in downtown Toronto. During this free event, game developers will have just 3 days to design and build games based on a theme that will be announced at the start of the jam. TOJam can accommodate up to 450 game jammers, at the time of this writing there are already 240 people registered for the game jam. You can register for TOJam here until April 7th, 2017 [].

SideFX has joined TOJam as a sponsor for the second year in a row and will be providing 3-month Houdini Indie licenses for the game jammers to use to make their games. SideFX will also be providing 1-year Houdini Indie licenses as raffle prizes to some of the participants. Participants of TOJam can request a temporary Houdini Indie license here. []

“We've evolved into an intense pressure cooker that produces diamonds at the expense of all else. Somehow, it remains fun!” -TOJam 12 Organizers

For updates on TOJam, follow the Twitter account here [].