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

Gamescom 2018 – SWISSGAMES delegation announced

Where to find us

#SWISSGAMES Pavilion at Gamescom:
21-23 August 2018
Business Area, Hall 4.1, Gang C Nr: 010 / Gang D Nr: 019

Events at the #SWISSGAMES Pavilion

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 11am-1pm, SWISSGAMES Breakfast
Enjoy a coffee and meet the developers forming the SWISSGAMES delegation
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Wednesday 22 August 2018, 4pm, SWISSGAMES Happy Hour
Get a beer, play great games and grab some Swiss chocolate!
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For the fourth time in a row, The SWISSGAMES Pavilion will be located within the Business Area, a key meeting point for the game industry, where 23 games and technologies will represent Switzerland, among which 5 new talents recently graduated from Swiss Universities. Potential additional presence of Swiss studios in the Indie Arena are to be announced in the forthcoming weeks.

The Swiss game cluster is still young but growing steadily, in both French and speaking parts of the country: currently, around 120 companies are working part-time or full-time on games, VR or AR projects. Among them and part of this year’s SWISSGAMES delegation, Okomotive’s «FAR: Lone Sails» has just been announced as part of the 2018 «Into the Pixel» collection, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the industry, delivered by the American Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Since its launch last May, «FAR: Lone Sails» has been crowned in glory by the media and game reviewers, qualifying it as «the best indie game of 2018 thus far. 5/5 – Masterpiece» (Windows Central) or as «a poem disguised as a video game» (Polygon).

Another member of the delegation, Struckd, recently reached 1 million downloads of their online platform, which allows people from all over the world come together to create, share and play games. Founded in 2016 and based in Zürich, Struckd is one of the fastest growing Swiss gaming companies.

By collaborating with the major technology companies, Lausanne-based OZWE Games is shaping some of the latest developments of VR gaming technologies. Their game «Anshar Wars 2» was the first cross-game and cross-buy available for both Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift, and their newest release «Anshar Online», was selected by Oculus as launch game for their new device.

The SWISSGAMES delegation present at Gamescom 2018 reflects the diversity of talents of this developing industry: Originality of games, innovative capacity and skills of its game developers.

Full SWISSGAMES delegation:

• 5 am Games «Letters»
Blindflug Studios «Airheart – Tales of broken Wings»
• Cinnoman Game «Modsork»
Digital Kingdom «Invisiballs»
• Dissatisfied With Badgers «Northbound»
EverdreamSoft «Bitcrystals»
• Simone Guggiari / Nicolas Huart / Andreas Emch / Alexander Lelidis / Xingse Tian «That Failed Bank Robbery»
Ink Kit «DERU»
• LuLuLu Entertainment «Bämerang»
• Melodie Mousset «Hana Hana»
Nifty Productions «Moment»
Okomotive «FAR: Lone Sails»
• Pinata Punch«Colourful Darkness»
Solarski Studio «Johnny Badhair»
Sphery Ltd «Exercube»
Stardust «AVA – An Interactive Fairytale»
Stray Fawn «Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor»
Struckd AG
Sunnyside Games «Inlight»
• Thomas Wolf / Lukas Rahmann «Derailed»
Wuthrer «Don’t Kill Her»
Zarkonnen «Airships: Conquer the skies»