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From Saturday 1pm until Sunday 5pm, the Exhibition hall is open to the general public (Entry fee: 10 CHF).
Opening times Exhibition:
|Festival Attendees||Open to public|
|Thursday, January 18: 12:00 – 22:00||Saturday, January 20: 13:00 – 23:00|
|Friday, January 19: 10:00 – 00:00||Sunday, January 21: 10:00 – 17:00|
|Saturday: January 20: 10:00 – 23:00|
|Sunday, January 21: 10:00 – 17:00|
Out of 263 entries, a pre-selection jury selected 18 games for the Ludicious 2018 competitions.
The nominees were announced on Wednesday, 13 December.
Nominees for the Innovation in Game Awards
Nominees for the Emerging Talent Awards
A selection of International VR works, curated by our partners Geneva international Film Festival
Saschka Unseld, United States, Animation, 2017, 14 min, English
A young woman writes to her mother, a deceased actress. The letter comes to life around her. Unveiled at Sundance 2017, Dear Angelica remains VR’s greatest aesthetic contribution to this day and truly marks a ‘crucial step’, as The Verge put it, in immersive art.
Jérôme Blanquet, France, Science fiction, 2017, 17 min, English
Alexandro is the guinea pig for an experiment led by artificial intelligence which insinuates itself deeper and deeper into his subconscious. Inspired by Philip K. Dick, the producers of Okio-Studio return with one of the most well-crafted VR narratives of the moment.
UNFRAMED, ISLE OF THE DEAD
Martin Charrière, Switzerland, Animation, 2017, 6 min, French, English
Painted between 1880 and 1886 by Arnold Böcklin, The Isle of the Dead is probably one of most internationally-renowned Swiss paintings. Led by the irreverent Yann Marguet, this VR immersion in an artwork looks more like an acid trip than a museum tour.
Guy Shelmerdine, Teal Greyhavens, United States, Horror, 2017, 7 min, English
An old cliché of horror movies, the evil clown has returned with the adaptation of Stephen King’s It, but not only: With Night Night, it also comes to life in a virtual reality nightmare. Who will dare be stuck with him for a few minutes?
The Swiss Game Developers Association SGDA has selected five Swiss games that are nominated for the Swiss Game Awards. The winner will be announced on the Ludicious and SGDA Awards show at the Ludicious feistval, on Friday, 20 January 2018.
Nominees for the Swiss Game Awards
After the Hunt
Do not feed the Monkeys
Don’t Kill Her
Everything is going to be OK
Gottlieb – A Desperate Journey
Niche – a genetics survival game
Rock of Ages II
Tell me what you see
The Almost Gone
The Sexy Brutale
Unframed, Isle of the Dead