Ludus - Product Stars
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Ludus

A limitless presentation tool for designers.

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Vincent Battaglia
Maker
Thanks @bramk for hunting Ludus! It feels great to be here! My name is Vincent Battaglia and I’m a Co-Founder and CTO at Ludus. We are happy to finally show the world what we’ve been working on during the past few months. Right now, you’re probably wondering why the world needs another presentation tool so we wrote an article to explain why it makes sense to us: https://medium.com/@vinchbat/meet-ludus-eb04053a4c3f (tl;dr: sharing and compatibility are not great with desktop apps like PowerPoint or Keynote, web-based apps like Google Slides lack critical features that are very important for designers and don’t allow to easily integrate third-party web contents). We are currently in private beta but we’ll send invites pretty quickly (within 48 hours max). Let us know if you have any questions.
Alexandre Sartini
@vinch Looks great... I would love to give it a try!
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@asatwork You will!
Chris Messina
@vinch it's funny that you explained why you called it Ludus but didn't mention the connection to Ready Player One! (If you don't know the connection, you must go read the book!)
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@chrismessina Originally, that's the reason why we called it Ludus! RPO is one of my favorite books! Can't wait to see what Steven Spielberg will do with it!
Alex H
@vinch @bramk @vinchbat Yah, I got a question....Can I get me one of those private beta invites? Thanks! :D
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@metalhaze Of course, we'll send them very quickly!
Fred Rivett
@chrismessina @vinch Oh goodness. I didn't make the connection. RPO is also one of my favourite books, my favourite book last year (along with When Breath Becomes Air): http://fredrivett.com/2017/01/01/2016-a-year-of-learning/ Very cool naming Vincent 🙌
Marco D'Ascenzo
@vinch Wow, man, this looks awesome and promising! Can't wait to test this! 👌
Kaben Clauson
@chrismessina that's awesome!
Greg Wood
@vinch I you had me at "drag and drop anything." I used to be a Keynote power user (pre-revamp 'mobile' strategy). The efficiencies I'm imagining are making me excited - kinda excited (like when RPO lived up to my anticipation) :). I hope this will also. Any chance to be on Beta list also somehow?
Filippos Protogeridis
@vinch Looks great, can't wait to try it out:)
hunterhart
@vinch Congratulations! This looks sooooo rad! Yes, the world does need a new presentation tool. I have tried them all. I hope Ludus will have animated features and html export similar to Visme. I just signed up for beta release and would be happy to share notes.
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@metalhaze did you subscribe already ?
Alec Tranel
👍
Scott Raspa
@vinch @bramk @vinchbat just signed up for beta. looking forward to trying it out!
hunterhart
@dorian_van_bever @metalhaze I did :)
Tom Marino
@vinch Hi. May 13 :(
Nadia Moka
@vinch @bramk @vinchbat I've been wanting for the invitation code for a weak :(
Suff
@vinch @bramk @vinchbat Invite code... this looks rad!
Toni Codina
@bramk @vinchbat @vinch Genius! The layout is super straight-forward & sleek, love it :)
Umar Mughal
@bramk @vinchbat @vinch Can i get a invite? would love to give it a try.
Fred Rivett
Congrats on shipping Vincent + team! I had the privilege to play around with Ludus a couple weeks back and it's clear a tonne of attention has gone into it. Even at launch it feels super polished, which I'm sure will increase as the team respond to customer feedback. What I like most about Ludus is that it's just intuitive. It does what you want it to and gets out the way whilst you do it. As any maker will know, delivering an intuitive experience is far from simple, so it impressed me to see this level of polish this early.
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@fredrivett Thanks for you comment! It means a lot!
Ivan Dergachev
As a heavy and at the same time frustrated Keynote user, I'm pretty interested in this thing. Any plans to add animation support?
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@dergachoff Definitely! It's in the short-term roadmap!
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@dergachoff This is already on the roadmap, we will keep you posted for sure!
Shruti Kaushik
It looks great! I look forward to it. You can change your meta description though. "The web is full of beautiful ideas and services. Ludus is the first one to provide an easy way to gather them all in a single place." It doesn't mention slides; sounds more like automated curation.
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@shrutikaushikit You're right, we'll change that.
Maksym Kholod
Just WOW! Its really looks cool!
Chris Messina
Great job on the video--this looks stellar! The smart blocks is so obviously necessary at this point, especially given Sketch's success...! A few thoughts: compatibility with Sketch files and symbols? What's the ability to share and collaborate with others? Can you share smart blocks too? Pricing model?
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@chrismessina Thanks! We plan to work on some Sketch export features pretty soon. About collaboration, the current plan is individual but we are working on a team plan which will allow multiple people to work at the same time on the same presentation. The pricing is here: https://ludus.one/pricing/
Chris Messina
@vinch got it, thanks! Eager to see the collaboration features shape up!
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@chrismessina Awesome! We are available if you have any questions!
Ross McCurrach
I WANT THIS SO BADLY. PLEASE. I'M DYING OUT HERE. Just for info, how secure is it? And are you implementing multiple users working on the same presa? Thanks, and good luck!
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@ross_mccurrach It's totally secured ! And multiple concurrent users is part of our roadmap, keep you posted :)
Stefan Schippers
real cool !
Jeremy Bauer
Looks beautiful! Can't wait to try it. I really hate using presentation tools, but it's a necessity at my job. Ludos looks like a tool that takes care of all the things I hate about restrictive presentation tools.
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@barnabybones Thanks Jeremy! That's the idea!
Alex H
DAAAAYUUUUUUMMMMMM......This is the most impressive software I have seen in 2017! I can't wait to get my hands on this! GIMMIE!
Dre Durr💡
This looks so amazing. I feel like I can be a real designer. Dope🚬🚬🚬
Jamie Martin
Would be interesting to see if this was a good tool for low-fidelity prototyping
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@livejamie Interesting! We didn't think about that but it could be a possible use, indeed.
Jamie Martin
@vinch Signed up for the beta, would love to provide lots of feedback in regards to prototyping. A lot of us designers use Keynote/Powerpoint for that kind of work already so I can see this being a natural extension of that.
Xavier Castaneda
wow, this seems amazing. At our agency, we've used powerpoint, keynote and google slides and never really been satisfied. The features here look amazing. The video does an excellent job of really demonstrating it. Animation support would be killer. We're already looking into this as a solution for agency use. Good work!
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@xcast3d Thanks Xavier ! Surely keep us posted on your agency use-case, we're highly interested in it ! And as said elsewhere, animation are part of the roadmap already :-)
Justin Fyles
@dorian_van_bever @xcast3d Excited for this use case as well. I create at least 3-4 client-facing decks per week with help from designers and account people. I am curious to see how collaboration works with this, especially across disciplines.
Csaba Kissi
This is amazing and affordable. $99/year for individuals is great!
Jibril Quincy
Wow!! This is impressively cool. You've given Powtoon something to chew on. However, I do feel that for your product to get a powerful appreciation by users, your team should engage in some free time samples. These should be listed under EXAMPLES or some appropriate word you may choose. And while you do these samples, attached to them the time it took to complete each one. But it's a remarkable product. Cheers!!
Jennifer Le Van
Maker
@mou_jb Thanks for your feedback! Indeed, we will provide some tutorials and in the near future, provide assistance to the users who might need some help in the design/production phase.
Ankit Singh
WHOA! What a creation, Truly Impressive and yes, limitless. 🤠 You guys just nailed it. Would love to give it a try!
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@_ankitsingh Please subscribe to our beta and we'll grant you prioritary access :-)
Ankit Singh
@dorian_van_bever Subscribed an hour ago 🤘
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@_ankitsingh okay, I promise you'll be part of the first wave (but I cannot tell when exactly)
Ankit Singh
@dorian_van_bever No Problem Man. Well, Thank you😎
Benji Greenberg
@dorian_van_bever signed up on site yesterday, any eta on invites?
Criss Cheng
This is lit! Finger-cross that I can become one of the beta testers.
Vincent Battaglia
Maker
@criss_cheng You all will!
Criss Cheng
@vinch You just make my day. Not gonna lie :D. Keep up the good work!
Thomas Ketchell
Congrats @vinch for the soft launch. Really neat idea, signed up and looking forward to playing around with it. So tired of Keynote/Powerpoint.
Harini Janakiraman
Product video looks really cool! Hope I can get to be a beta tester as well :)
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@hmovielabs Please submit to our beta and I'll grant you prioritary access ;-)
Maruta
love it! Can I try it ?
Dorian Van Bever
Maker
@martagonz Please submit on the website and I'll grant you prioritary access!
Maruta
@dorian_van_bever great! thank you!

Presentations are boring? Not anymore.

We believe that static presentations are a thing of the past. Ludus is a powerful web application that lets you integrate all the power of the Internet into your slides. This means you can embed 3D models, videos, VR experiments, Dropbox files, designs from Figma, prototypes from Framer, InVision or Marvel. It’s as easy as copy and paste.

Smart Blocks is the new template

Turn your layouts into blocks: headers, footers, logos, pictures, layouts, texts, etc. Everything can be built with our Smart Blocks technology. The best part? You update it in one place, it gets synced in all your slides, all your presentations.

The best way to find pictures, gifs, icons or fonts.

Just press tab to access you favorite online services, and search directly from Ludus. It's insanely cool and fast!

Ludus is web-based, so it pretty much works everywhere. You don’t need to take your presentations with you. You just need an Internet connection to be able to read, edit and share them.

Like to play as a team?

Ever had to collaborate with your colleagues on a presentation? Remember the nightmare it was? With Ludus, this is all over. You can sleep peacefully again.

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