Mario von Rickenbach


Hi there, I'm Mario von Rickenbach, a designer and creative technologist based in an obscure country called Switzerland. I'm a generalist with experiences in game design, programming, graphic design and animation, interested in working at the intersection of design, art and technology.

mario (at) mariov.ch

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Awards & Recognition

2016
Jury Selection, Japan Media Arts FestivalToyko, JP
2015
Nuovo Award Nominee, Independent Games FestivalSan Francisco, US
Best Upcoming Game Nominee, Int. Mobile Gaming AwardsSan Francisco, US
Best Art Award Finalist, BIG FestivalSão Paulo, BR
Innovation Award Finalist, BIG FestivalSão Paulo, BR
Official Nominee, IndieCade FestivalLos Angeles, US
Best Art Award, Sense of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game ShowTokyo, JP
Audience Award, Sense of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game ShowTokyo, JP
The Black Horse of Video Games, Ars IndependentKatowice, PL
International Competition Nominee, Ludicious Games FestivalZurich, CH
2014
International Competition Nominee, Ludicious Games FestivalZurich, CH
European Design Award, Silver, Mobile appsAthens, GR
Excellence in Visual Art Nominee, Independent Games FestivalSan Francisco, US
Gamer‘s Voice Nominee, SXSWAustin, US
IndieCade Nominee, IndieCadeLos Angeles, US
2013
Best Experimental Game, Sense of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game ShowTokyo, JP
Swiss Game Selection, Swiss Arts Council Pro HelvetiaNeuchâtel, CH
Best in Play, Game Developers ConferenceSan Francisco, US
Swiss Game Award, Swiss Game Developers AssociationZurich, CH
FWA Mobile Award, Favourite Website Awards, theFWA.comHertfordshire, UK
MiniClip Award, MiniClipNeuchâtel, CH
Swiss Game Selection, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia / NIFFFNeuchâtel, CH
Kulturförderpreis, Alexander Clavel FoundationRiehen, CH
2012
Excellence in Visual Art Nominee, Independent Games FestivalSan Francisco, US
Grand Prize, European Indie Game DaysMarseille, FR
Originality Award, European Indie Game DaysMarseille, FR
Best Audio Nominee, BIG FestivalSão Paulo, BR
Best Audio finalist, Independent Propeller AwardsCincinnati, US
Jury & Audience Award, Experimentalgameplay.com ContestBerlin, DE

Showcases

2016
Japan Media Arts FestivalTokyo, JP
2015
Grafik 15Zurich, CH
Leftfield Collection, EGX RezzedLondon, UK
Independent Games Festival IGFSan Francisco, US
FILE FestivalSão Paulo, BR
Brasil Independent Game FestivalSão Paulo, BR
IndieCade @ E3Los Angeles, US
Wonder ConsortiumMelbourne, AU
Sense of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game ShowTokyo, JP
Neuland, DOK LeipzigLeipzig, DE
Transmedia International Competition, Tous EcransGenève, CH
Indie Game Revolution, EMP MuseumSeattle, US
Out of Index FestivalSeoul, KR
2014
Ludicious Games FestivalZurich, CH
Swindle of Reality, Akademie der KünsteBerlin, DE
Digital Art Weeks, Museum of ArtSeoul, KR
Gamer's voice, SXSWAustin, US
ALT.CTRL.GDC, Game Developer’s ConferenceSan Francisco, US
Mirage FestivalLyon, FR
SónarBarcelona, ES
FILE FestivalSão Paulo, BR
2013
FILE FestivalSão Paulo, BR
AMAZE PlaycaseBerlin, DE
Game on! El arte en juegoAzul, AR
game Z festivalZurich, CH
Eurogamer ExpoLondon, UK
What's your Spiel, NYU Dt. HausNew York, US
ZKM Gameplay, Zentrum für Kunst und MedientechnologieKarlsruhe, DE
Press Start to Play, SpielzeugmuseumRiehen, CH
Indie Game Fest, Tokyo Game ShowTokyo, JP
Amaze InteractJohannesburg, ZA
VMGS Virgin Media Game SpaceLondon, UK
FILE FestivalSão Paulo, BR
Republika FestivalRijeka, HR
Swiss Game Selection, Neuchatel Int. Fantastic Film FestivalNeuchâtel, CH
Bits & Beasts, Villa WenkenhofBasel, CH
Di-Egy Digital Arts FestivalCario, EG
Indiecade EastNew York, US
UAMO FestivalMunich, DE
2012
Brasil International Game FestivalSão Paulo, BR
Playtime/gamespace.ch, dock18, Rote FabrikZürich, CH
IndieCade Night GamesLos Angeles, US
AMAZE InteractJohannesburg, ZA
Game On, Darklight FestivalDublin, IE
Swiss Game Lounge, House of SwitzerlandLondon, UK
Joue le jeu, Gaité LyriqueParis, FR
FMX conferenceStuttgart, DE
AMAZE Indie ConnectBerlin, DE
Independent Games Festival IGFSan Francisco, US
Swiss Games Arcade, SwissnexSan Francisco, US
Experimentalgameplay.com five button contest, StattbadBerlin, DE

Workshops & Talks

2015
Play Vasarely, École Supérieure d’ArtAix-en-Provence, FR
Game Development Workshop, AnimafestZagreb, HR
Swiss Digital Showcase, Cannes Film FestivalCannes, FR
Neuland, DOK LeipzigLeipzig, DE
Transmedia International Competition, Tous EcransGenève, CH
Plug & Play, From Film to Game, Game Developers SessionPrague, CZ
2014
Expanded Animation Symposium, Ars ElectronicaLinz, AT
Fantoche Animation FestivalBaden, CH
ARTPLAY centerMoscow, RU
HSE Design FacultyMoscow, RU
NYU game centerNew York, US
AnimatouGenève, CH
2013
Play Again! conference, Kino ÚsmevKošice, SK
European Indie Game DaysParis, FR
Cinedarbaar Anime ConventionNew Delhi, IN
Sense of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game ShowTokyo, JP
Social Sound, Cologne Game LabCologne, DE
Republika FestivalRijeka, HR
Di-Egy Digital Arts FestivalCario, EG
2012
AMAZE InteractJohannesburg, ZA
Center for New MediaUC Berkeley, US
Imaging the Future, NIFFFNeuchâtel, CH
AMAZE Indie ConnectBerlin, DE
ComputerspielemuseumBerlin, DE
HEAD Haute École d'art et de designGenève, CH