SWISSGAMES is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

SwissGames at GDC 2018

SWISSGAMES delegation at GDC 2018 (c) Swissnex San Francisco

Where to find us

SwissGames Area @ GDC Play
21-23 March 2018
GDC Play
Moscone Center
North Hall
Booths PL 4207 – 4214, 4219 – 4224

SwissGames @ GCA
19-21 March 2018
Game Connection America
AT &T Park / Tables 174, 175, 176, 177

European Game Showcase @ Swissnex
20 March 2018
Pier 17, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111
Swissnex website

SwissGames Events

Switzerland presents: European Game Showcase Afterparty
20 March 2018, 7pm
Get a beer and dive into traditional Swiss Cheese Raclette!
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SWISSGAMES Business Breakfast
21 March 2018, 10am
Get a coffee, grab some chocolate and discover the latest Swiss projects!
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26 studios represent the Swiss gaming industry in San Francisco

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event. It attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, business decision-makers gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.

The SWISSGAMES area at GDC presents a selection of games and technologies developed by 18 independent studios and start-ups, 13 studios are joining the Matchmaking Event Game Connection America and 3 game studios are representing Switzerland at the European Game Showcase. Other studios will show or talk about their projects at Unity 3D Art Challenge or at the GDC conference. All in all, 26 Swiss teams are taking part in GDC. They will also be joined by managers of the Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival and by several Swiss journalists.

The SWISSGAMES selection reflects the diversity of this developing industry in Switzerland. It includes games with innovative design for every platform, as well as groundbreaking technologies. This year’s special focus lies on young, emerging Swiss studios on the one hand, and on interactive and immersive Virtual Reality experiences on the other.

Swiss Studios and Developers presented at GDC and GCA:

Nifty Production


Amstad Digital






Colorful Darkness

OZWE Games

Stray Fawn Studio

Cogs Lab Studio

Ctrl Movie

Solarski Studio


Hidden Fields

Maniax Games

PXL Vision



Blindflug Studios AG

Karios Games




ESRI Schweiz

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