Every year Ludicious offers a stage for innovative small game studios and independent developers. One important element of the promotion of game studios and upcoming talents are the three competitions at the festival.
The International Competition awards innovative games that explore novel ideas and convince in their execution. It is explicitly aimed at small studios and developers working with equally small budgets. New ideas and approaches in game design, visual style or storytelling are among the criteria. Developers can submit their game even if it is not released yet; resubmissions of games that weren’t nominated last year but have since been improved are also possible. Previously nominated games from the Student Competition are able to step up to the International Competition!
The SGDA Swiss Game Awards honour projects that have put the Swiss game industry on the radar with innovation in form of novel and disruptive ideas in the digital media sector and follows an inclusive submissions policy.
The deadline for all submissions is October 1st 2017. More information on the Ludicious website.
Ludicious is a networking and exchange platform for game developers. Featuring exhibitions, conferences, workshops, competitions, matchmaking and networking opportunities. Ludicious 2018 will take place from 18 to 21 January in Zurich.