Author: Mark Sweeney

Ludo2016 Programme

Happy Easter!

The Ludo2016 (preliminary) programme is now published here: We hope you find it as exciting as we do. Don’t forget to register for the conference before Monday 4th April.

Ludo2016 Registration Open!

southampton-aerial-pic.0.1711.3508.1885.633.341.cWe’re excited to announce that registration for Ludo2016 is now open! Please find event details and the registration form here. Do email us ( if you have any questions or problems registering.

Registration will close on Monday 4th April.


Further programme details will follow in due course. Please also continue to send in your Ludo Prize nominations – the deadline for these is 31st March 2016.

Prize for Excellence in Game Audio Research

To celebrate our fifth anniversary, the Ludomusicology Research Group, in association with Intellect, is proud to announce a

Prize for Excellence in Game Audio Research

We are seeking nominations to honour and promote an outstanding piece of research in any aspect of game audio.

Research may be published or unpublished, and should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Academic journal article;
  • Chapter in a collection of essays;
  • Chapter of longer single-author book;
  • Conference paper.

N.B. Entire volumes are not eligible, but we will accept excerpts from books provided the excerpt is sufficiently self-contained with a coherent thesis.

The winner will be announced at the 2016 conference, and will receive a certificate in addition to a complimentary one-year personal subscription to The Soundtrack.

Submissions will be shortlisted for an independent external judge.

  • You may nominate the work of others, but self-nomination is also encouraged.
  • Multiple nominations are encouraged.
  • There are no publication date restrictions since we are also considering unpublished material.
  • It is not necessary to include a PDF version on initial nomination, but if we cannot source a published version of record, or if the nomination is unpublished, we will require a PDF to be sent to us as an attachment under a separate cover to We will contact nominators for this purpose provided you supply a valid email address.

Please submit nominations using the form below.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2016.


Reminder: Ludo2016 Submission Deadline 31st January

poster-thumb-updateHappy New Year Ludomusicologists! We’re already one week into 2016 and that means there are three weeks until the submission deadline for Ludo2016! We’ve had some great proposals so far, and are looking forward to seeing more arrive in our inbox in the coming weeks.

Don’t forget, no matter your background or experience, we’re keen to hear from you! So if you’ve got an idea for a presentation, especially on topics related to vg audio history, then make sure you get it to us on or before January 31st!

Ludo2016 is our fifth anniversary conference, and we want it to be the biggest and best international gathering to date! We have some exciting plans for the programme which should appeal to both students and early career practitioners, so look out for further announcements in the coming weeks!


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