Seven years after co-founding it, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the City of Zurich, have decided to dissolve the festival based on strategy change. Pro Helvetia is prioritising the presence and networking of Swiss developers on international platforms such as the SwissGames Showcase. According to a press release the city of Zurich will continue to support Zurich and Swiss game creation “within the scope of its possibilities with other adequate formats”.
Since 2014 Ludicious turned Zurich every year for some days into the computer game industry meeting point for innovative emerging talents and industry representatives. Several competitions, pitches and matchmaking sessions were part of the festival. The last edition took place virtually in July 2020.
« I am very sorry to see Ludicious go after years of continuous growth, but we know that it has helped to bring together and support Swiss game developers, as well as to put Switzerland on the map of festivals and games on an international level. Thanks to everyone, including partners and the team, who contributed to make Ludicious an exceptional event and made the magic happen », said Chris Bergstresser, President Ludicious.
(Press release / SK)