31. Jan – 3. Feb 2019 – Zürich, Switzerland

Program Overview

Program Overview 2019

Speakers 2019

Confirmed speakers at Ludicious19: Robin Hunicke (Funomena / e.g. Journey & Wattam),  Richard Lemarchand (USC Interactive Media & Games Division / Uncharted Series), Mikael Haveri (Housemarque / Nex Machina & Resogun), Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency) and Thomas Bidaux (ICO Partners), Tsahi Liberman, Ari Pulkkinen (AriTunes), Astrid Mie Refstrup (Triple Topping Games), Johanna Pirker (Graz University of Technology), Saku Lehtinen (Remedy Entertainment / Alan Wake & Max Payne etc)

Announcements will come regularly, watch this space!

Business Accelerator Projects 2019

The 2019 teams have been announced!

Between the Lines by Ayane Stämpfli, Zurich, ZH
Dark Matters by Severin Walker, Zurich, ZH
Derailed! from Indoor Astronaut GmbH, Möriken, AG
Empire of Shadows from Digital Shrine, Zurich, ZH
Legends of Cycladia – Blade of Darkonia from Karios Games Sàrl, Geneva, GE
SNB19 (working title) from Randerline AG & Inside Labs AG, Laax, GR
Soup Raiders from Team Kwakwa, Lausanne, VD
That Failed Bank Robbery by Simone Guggiari, Zurich, ZH
Untitled Project (TBA) from Blindflug Studios, Zurich, ZH


The format of our conference is three days, running from Thursday until Saturday inclusive. Talks extend over a diverse range of topics, with an annual theme set in advance. Our festival encourages interplay between art, technology and business. Examples of our previous programmes can be viewed in the archives.

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David O’Reilly, Artificial Truth, Ludicious 2018 Conference


The Ludicious Exhibition is a carefully curated collection of over 60 international games, from mobile to PC, to mixed reality. Each year features the very best games from the region of Switzerland, and international nominees for the Ludicious Awards. The common element shared by all of these games is originality and depth of concept. The exhibition celebrates the very best in game design, craft and technological progress.

Holders of a festival pass receive access to the complete 2019 Ludicious conference and Exhibition. Click here to get your conference ticket for January 2019.

From Friday 10am until Saturday 10pm, the Exhibition hall is open to the general public (Wristbands will be available to purchase on the door).

Opening times of the exhibition during the 2019 festival:

Festival Attendees Open to public
Thursday 12:00 – 22:00 Friday 10:00 – 22:00
Friday 10:00 – 22:00 Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10:00 – 22:00


Check out some of the games that featured in our January 2018 exhibition below.




Previous Speakers 2014 – 2018

Over four editions we have received an incredible roster of designers, creatives, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, scientists, artists, business leaders, community builders.. view below

Previous Winners

Ludicious 2018

Innovation in Game Award: Witchball, by Stephen Clark (US)

Emerging Talent Talent Award: Tell Me What You See, by Pesky Bees (DK)

Ludicious 2017

Ludicious Award: Reigns, by François Alliot, Nerial (UK)

Outstanding Talent Award: Nocturnal Hunt, by Wolf Pack (DE)

Ludicious 2016

Ludicious Award: Prune, by Joel McDonald (US)

Outstanding Talent Award: FAR, by Don Schmocker, Joel Schoch, ZHdK (CH)

Ludicious 2014

Ludicious Award: A Tale of two Worlds, by ENJMIN (FR)

Outstanding Talent Award: Tower Offense, by Robin Bornscheid, Andreas Halter and Dominic Müller, ZHdK, (CH)

Diamond in the Rough Award: Soft Body, by Zeke Virant, NYU Game Center (US)




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