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Ludicious Business Accelerator 2019: Projects announced

«Derailed!» von Indoor Astronaut GmbH

Further information

More information on the Festival, its Business accelerator and early-bird tickets here

The Ludicious Business Accelerator is a programme of Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival since 2016. The participating studios are trained by leading business coaches and experts from the game industry. The projects selected for the Ludicious Business Accelerator Programme are also part of the Ludicious Festival exhibition, during which developers can present their games to conference guests and general audience.

The selected projects for the Business Accelerator 2019 are:

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

The jury evaluated the submitted projects in the categories of gameplay, commercial potential and entrepreneurial objectives of the teams. The evaluation also included the extent to which the games are suitable for being exhibited at the next edition of Ludicous. The high quality standard of the submissions impressed the jury. The jury finally chose nine projects with a particularly high potential. The jury consisted of:

  • Chris Bergstresser, President Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival, MTG Sweden
  • Jason Della Rocca, Co-Founder Execution Labs, Canada
  • Tobias Kopka, Artistic & Conference Director, Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival
  • Michael Reaney, Managing Director, Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival
  • Angela Blank, Marketing & Communications, Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival


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