Game Development World Championship 2023 - Winter Season
Awarded for the best use of SideFX Houdini in games
Win Houdini Core Licenses, valued at $2000!
If your game uses Houdini, you are invited to join!
Made-with-Houdini Award is open for solo developers and teams of all sizes.
GDWC will Nominate games for the Award from all participants, based on available information.
Games still in-development and games fully released in past 12 months (since August 1st 2022.)
Games using SideFX Houdini tools in any form.
Games on all digital platforms are accepted.
More than one game can be submitted.
Houdini Core License to the Winning team
Winner is decided by a Jury appointed by Houdini / SideFX.
Submissions close Sunday, December 31st, 2023 at 23:59:59 EET / UTC+2.
Winner announcement date to be declared later.
Join the competition by creating an account and submitting your team & game or games to the GDWC.
Join the over 36,000 game developers already competing!
Houdini is built from the ground up to be a procedural system that empowers artists to work freely, create multiple iterations and rapidly share workflows with colleagues.
In Houdini, every action is stored in a node. These nodes are then “wired” into networks which define a “recipe” that can be tweaked to refine the outcome then repeated to create similar yet unique results. The ability for nodes to be saved and to pass information, in the form of attributes, down the chain is what gives Houdini its procedural nature.
While the nodes are what makes Houdini unique and give it power, there are lots of viewport and shelf tools that allow for artist-friendly viewport interactions. Behind the scenes, Houdini builds up the nodes and networks for you. Houdini lets artists explore different creative paths because it is easy to branch off a new node to explore alternative solutions.