A great surprise has made me smile since this morning. SOS Titanic has been highly recommended by Spiel des Jahres 2014 Jury. This news makes us so happy. We had never considered it possible. Spiel de Jahres announcement
The German Jury made us a great gift. Thumbs up to Bruno and Ludovic. It brings our game SOS Titanic to light again. Despite the game had great reviews since it was released, it went quite unnoticed among all the released games. So, we are very happy today!
With Lewis & Clark nominee to the French award “As d’Or” and The Little Prince big success, we have to admit that the year 2013 has been a great turning point for Ludonaute.
Working on reprints takes a big part of our time. Thus 2014 will see less Ludonaute novelties. We shall release only one game this year: Colt Express designed by Christophe Raimbault. But originality and quality will no doubt characterize this game as well. We do not want to desappoint your expectations :-).
Last week-end, the games festival of Saint-Herblain took place, near Nantes. The major gaming event lastedtwo weeks in various locations of the city, and ended with a full gaming week-end.
On this occasion, the Double 6 prize was annouced. The public of the festival gave this award by voting and criticizing the games selection during a couple of months, in dozens of “game points” in the region.
A panel of game experts, the ALF (Frenhc Toy Library Association) and the Maison des jeux de Nantes selected six games in December 2013. ” This selection gathers French designers’ new games, aimed to casual gamers.” explains Bertrand Ollivier, in charge of the Toy Library of Saint-Herblain.
The six games in the running were: The Little Prince of Antoine Bauza and Bruno Cathala Gentlemen cambrioleurs of Catherine Dumas, Charles Chevallier and Pascal Pellemans Tokaïdo of Antoine Bauza Phantom Society of Hervé Marly and Frédéric Colombier Pan t’es mort of Lutche Concept of Alain Rivollet and Gaëtan Beaujannot
Congrats to the two designersBruno Cathala et Antoine Bauza for this award. And a warm thanks to Bruno, who is the best ambassador for his games ever.
Last Friday, the 7th of February, a room dedicated to the Little Prince opened at Ludopole in Lyon. We were there with Antoine Bauza et Bruno Cathala, the two designers of the game.
Next to the entrance of this wonderful place dedicated to Games, you can find now and till the end of March 2014 an exhibition about the game The Little Prince – Make me a planet: a beautiful space set up thanks to the Ludopole team: the game of course, but also videos, posters with quotations, a big 15-puzzle, an illustrated game designer diary, a drawing board (Draw me a ship, please!) and even cuddly foxes and snakes. Find some photos of the place below.
The tournament of the Little prince
On the occasion of the night of games, we set up a small tournament of the Little prince. 25 entrants played in 5 games during the first round, in a friendly atmosphere. Then there was 100% female finals, a more serious moment: a copy of the game signed by the authors and a kiss on the cheak from Bruno Cathala himself were at stake. The final scores: Aneta : 32 points, Lucille : 39 points, Alexandra : 42 points, Marion : 44 points et Clair : 22 points.
Des protos et des hommes
Nous avons eu l’occasion aussi de discuter et de jouer à des quelques prototypes. La CAL (Compagnie des Auteurs Lyonnais) était là en force. Au programme : un drôle de jeu de dés d’Antoine Bauza, les 7 Samurais du même auteur, Troops de Florent Mortier, Madsteam de Gregory Olivier, Voleurs noctures de Frederic Vuagnat, Plic Ploc d’une charmante auteure dont je ne me rappelle plus le nom. Une très belle soirée. Un grand merci à Thierry et Sophie pour leur accueil.