SWISSGAMES is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Ludicious 2019 : Applications are open

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Ludicious 2019

31 January – 3 February 2019
Zeughaushof, Zurich
Early bird tickets available here

The Ludicious Game Festival takes place each January in Zürich, Switzerland. As a vibrant and important European game developer conference and festival, the festival connects studios, independent and student game developers to industry leaders, investors and publishers. Ludicious hosts a world-class conference in future technologies, game design and business strategy, combined with fun social events, matchmaking and many opportunities for networking. Ludicious is backed by Pro Helvetia.

The 2019 edition is currently in preparation and two call for applications are open:

Ludicious 2019 Competition Entry – aimed at small studios and developers, offering a combined prize pool of 12’000 Euros, the nominees will be exhibited at the Festival during January 31st to February 2nd 2019.

More information here

Rules for the Innovation in Games Competition

Rules for the Emerging Talent Competition (students only)

Ludicious Business Accelerator 2019 Application – this programme offers the participation to VentureLab Training days as well as training sessions with Industry Experts. Deadline for submissions is on 14 September and the  trainings take place in October.

More information here

Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.