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

Zurich-based 5am Games selected for Stugan 2018

(c) Stugan

Stugan is a games accelerator created by Swedish games industry veterans, providing notable support and mentoring to young indie studios, in all core industry skills ranging from design and publishing to marketing.

Located in the Swedish wilderness, Stugan welcomes participants from all countries. After a record-breaking year of submissions, this summer´s selected “Stuganeers” come from the U.S.A, U.K, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ghana, Australia and New Zealand. 5 am Games is the only representative from Switzerland: Aleksandra Iakusheva, Martina Hotz and Selina Capol will join Stugan in June 2018 just after their graduation in Game Design from ZHdK, where they met and developed together their first game «Letters».

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