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

Swiss studio Apelab at HTC VIVE X Accelerator

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Founded in 2016, HTC VIVE X accelerator is one of the most active investor in the AR and VR fields by opening collaborations with startups from all around the globe in order to sharpen user experience in AR/VR. 

Geneva based Apelab is part of the third batch of startups to be invited by VIVE X, and the only European company to benefit from HTC’s programme.
With their project  «SpatialStories», Apelab offers the possibility to create XR (VR, AR, MR) content without any coding skills, making content creation accessible to a broader audience. «SpatialStories» is a work-in-progress, built by and for the community on a collaborative marketplace powered by the Blockchain technology.

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