Ludicious: Level 220.01.2016 16:43
Soon, the second edition of Ludicious - Zürich Game Festival will begin. Starting tomorrow, Thursday, the Zeughaushof in Zürich will be all about games. Over 40 Swiss and international games, the new „ludicious Business“ section and the «Unfolding the 8 Bit Era» project by the ETH are just some of the highlights of this year’s festival.
In the exhibition over 40 games from Swiss and international game developers can be played. At the heart of the exhibition are the 18 games nominated in the festival’s competitions as well as the five projects supported in the «Call for Projects: Swiss Games 14/15». In addition, games selected by international event partners and works by Swiss universities can be played. The winners of the «International Competition» and the «Student Competition» will be presented at the Ludicious Awards on Saturday evening. Within the framework of the «Call for Projects» FONDATION SUISA and swissnex San Francisco will announce the winners of their prizes at the «Call for Projects: Swiss Games 14/15 Finissage».
New business section and matchmaking module
On Thursday evening, the Conference Opening, featuring talks on the state of the gaming industry, will mark the start of the festival and the launch of the new «Ludicious Business» section. It will be followed by the Game Connection Pitch, where Swiss developers will present their game in front of an international jury. The winners of the pitch will receive a free pass for Game Connection, one of the biggest industry events. The Pitch is part of the M3 Match-Making Module, supported by the Engagement Migros development Fund. Continuing on Friday, it features panels on investment and publishing. In addition, talks on building independent studios and understanding sales figures will take place. On Saturday the conference will be more about the creative side of game development. John Romero (one of the developers of DOOM) will give a talk on the history and programming principles of iD Software.
Extensive event program
The ETH will present their «Unfolding the 8 Bit Era» project at Ludicious. Up to eight players can play Super Mario Brios., Castlevania or other Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games. The games will be projected over 360° on four walls. Game aficionados that like to get vocal can sing their hearts out at Marioke (videogame karaoke). Ste Curran, who will give a talk on «Love & Violence» on Saturday will bring the entertainment sensation from London.
More information on the Ludicious website.