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


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Ludicious is the distinctive game developer event, focussed on the arts and crafts of game development, where game design and business meet.

Core elements of Ludicious are a well curated program, matchmaking which is spot-on and exchanging internationally in a personal atmosphere.

We work to support small & midsize developers connecting with the broader industry, and create event formats which bring developers from all domains of game development together on eye level.

Ludicious is where creativity, technology and commercial potential come together.




Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival
Zeughausstrasse 60
8004 Zürich
t. +41 (0)44 515 22 80

The festival site is just 7 minutes walk from Zürich’s main train station and shopping district, and a 10 minute walk to the shore of Lake Zürich.


Festival Map

Festival Map

Info for Visitors

If you are new to Zürich, read on! Below you’ll find useful information relating to your visit at Ludicious Festival 2019. 

Festival Location: Zeughausstrasse 60, Zürich 8004. Googlemap link: https://goo.gl/maps/RnxpDZQcZpN2


Hotel Recommendations: 

The Trip Inn, Zürich. Budget class. 2 minutes from Festival site. https://tripinn-hotels.com/zurich/

Hotel St. Georges. Budget class. Weberstrasse 11, 8004, 8004 Zürich, t. + 41 (0) 44 241 11 44  https://goo.gl/maps/pp3yEXUw4R12

25hours Hotel, Langstrasse 150, 8004 Zürich. Executive Class. 7 minutes walk from Festival.
t. + 41 (0) 44 567 50 00   https://goo.gl/maps/ZuDyPLyUg3T2

Pension für Dich, rooms with shared bathrooms, t. +41 (0)43 317 91 60  http://fuerdich.ch/cms/de/pension%20/rooms

Pension Kalkbreite, rooms with shared bathrooms  +41 44 295 94 94 https://www.pension-kalkbreite.net/


The official opening times of the exhibition are:

Thursday, January 18th, 12:00 – 22:00 (B2B only)

Friday, February 1st, 10:00 – 22:00 (B2B & Public)

Saturday, February 2nd, 10:00 – 22:00  (B2B & Public)

Sunday February 3rd – Closed


Currency: we only accept Swiss Francs

Arriving at Zürich Airport: From the airport, trains run every few minutes and cost 6.80 CHF for a single journey. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes to the main train Station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich HB). Taxis take longer, and can cost up to 60 CHF for a single journey to central Zürich. There is a large taxi rank at arrivals.


Arriving at Zürich Main train Station (Zürich HB): The Hotel and Festival site are approximately 10 minutes walk away, or 15 minutes with luggage. A taxi from Zürich HB to the hotel will cost around 20 CHF.


Arriving by car: Please note that the area in front of the exhibition hall is for loading only, once loaded please remove your vehicle and park nearby. Parking is unfortunately not allowed within the Kaserneareal area. Parking is available in the City Parking Zurich for 40 CHF per day: http://cityparkingzuerich.ch/en/rates/.

Accident/Emergency: The following emergency numbers are toll-free from any payphone:

General emergency calls | 112
Fire service | 118
Police | 117
Ambulance | 144
REGA (helicopter rescue service) | 1414
Vehicle breakdown service | 140
Toxicological Institute (in case of poisoning) | 145
Toxicological information centre | 044 251 51 51
Helpline FDFA (consular services)
   from Switzerland: 0800 247365
   from abroad: +41 800 247365 or +41 58 465 33 33 

In the event of Accident or Emergency, please also notify a member of staff at the Infostand (located just inside the entrance of the Exhibition Hall).

Catering/ Refreshments onsite: Drinks and snacks, including alcohol are available in the Bar, Exhibition Hall during exhibition opening times.

For those travelling on a budget: the nearby supermarket Coop has a range of hot and cold food at affordable prices and is open everyday except Sunday. https://goo.gl/maps/TAYzj6z5TNR2. Coop to go has more options, and a nice salad bar. (Not open Sundays) Also nearby are Pasta Station: tasty, hearty and affordable Italian http://www.pasta-station.ch/, and Indian Street Food https://goo.gl/maps/b6ruXQZnnaU2


If you have any questions please contact us via contact@ludicious.ch. We look forward to seeing you at Ludicious 2019!


Exhibition for 2019

The Ludicious Exhibition is a carefully curated collection of over 60 international and Swiss 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, 20 CHF cash or card).

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