Based in Berlin, Germany
18 July 2013
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We are Ludisto. We make delightful games for tablets, smartphones, and microconsoles. Founded by Esperanto pioneer Chuck Smith and active members of the Berlin and global indie game scene, Ludisto combines Berlin’s iconoclastic streak with creative talents from around the world. Our games have been spotlighted on iOS and OUYA.
After releasing Word Race, Chuck Smith assembled a team together to make a sweet card game for OUYA called Poker Solitaire. After reaching the #1 place in OUYA card games, they decided to continue to port this game to iOS.And now for something revolutionary... What the Shell!
They wanted to create a tablet board game truly unlike anything else on the App Store, even something impossible to play on cardboard. Digging into Chuck Smith's personal game archive, they found a gem from 1997 which needed to be modernized and brought to iPad owners and board game lovers around the world. The magic started while presenting an early prototype at and they knew they had to continue developing this into production. It has been amazing watching eyes light up around the world as players marvel at What the Shell's simultaneous play and ask the infamous question: "One more game?" and yet continue playing for hours.
What the Shell: official trailer YouTube
Poker Solitaire iOS Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "What the Shell definitely offers fun and challenging gameplay for adults."
- Marcus Schwarten, iPlayApps
- "What the Shell is really fun, a nice use of digital board games, awesome concept. Great 'easy to learn / hard to master' play."
- Kevin Bradshaw, Nanoleptic
- "Unexpected fun! The concept was very intuitive and easy... it has helped me to relax quite often."
- Day of the OUYA, YouTube
Team & Repeating Collaborators
Founder & CEO
Illustrator, Graphic Designer