We’ve come a long way since we first launched the Leap Motion Controller two years ago. Today, we’re marking the occasion by announcing our second annual 3D Jam! For six weeks, starting on Sept. 28th, developers around the world will build innovative experiences for virtual reality, desktop, mobile, and beyond.

Since we released our technology to the world, we’ve been constantly working to bring new tools and assets to developers building with the Leap Motion platform. Resources like video passthrough, Image Hands, and UI Widgets are all small but fundamental steps in building the future of VR. We can’t wait to see what kinds of experiences you can build with them.

Last year’s competition was incredible, with over 150 submissions and some really amazing titles. For 3D Jam 2015, teams will compete in two tracks – Open and AR/VR. We’re giving away over $50,000 in prizes. (Update: now up to $75,000 and counting!) Entries will be accepted until November 9th, 2015 at 11:59:59 pm PST. (Full contest rules here.)


Augmented and virtual reality experiences built on tethered HMDs1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $7,500
3rd Prize: $5,000
4th Prize: $2,500
5th Prize: $1,000
Community Favorites (2): $500 + Hardware
All other platforms, from desktop and Android to the Internet of Things1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $7,500
3rd Prize: $5,000
Community Favorite (1): $500 + Hardware

Everyone who signs up for the 3D Jam will get a special code for 22% off anything in our web store. Teams who complete a submission by November 9th will get a refund for the cost of the hardware. Register now at developer.leapmotion.com/3djam.

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Eligibility requirements and judging process
Share your projects and get support
Essential resources for VR development

To celebrate our two-year anniversary, we’re also taking 22% off all orders in our web store with the promo code 2YEARS22 (terms and conditions). This offer is only available for one week, so get it today.

We’re excited to see what you’ll create in the months ahead – be sure to share your progress with the hashtag #3Djam, tweet us @leapmotiondev on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join the conversation on our subreddit. For up-to-the-instant updates, check out our official forum thread.

Dream big and build what inspires you. Good luck!

The Leap Motion team