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Big week for Swiss games studios

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This week proved to be terrific in term of success stories for the SwissGames industry. Four Pro Helvetia-supported studios unveiled games on Apple Arcade & Oculus, proving that the helvetic game industry is going stronger than ever.

Tuesday night Apple Arcade unveiled its lineup, including three Swiss studios: Zurich-based Blindflug studios (game title to be announced) & Rosie Reality and Lausanne-based Sunnyside Games with «Towaga: Among shadows». Apple Arcade will be available from September 19 via a new tab on the App Store in more than 150 countries and regions, offering huge opportunities for the studios.

On top of these great news, OZWE Games unveiled today VR combat racing game «Death Lap» with Oculus. It is the fifth collaboration of the Lausanne-based studio with Oculus. Last but not least, OZWE Games has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.

The great skills of the homegrown developers hit the worldwide market and make SwissGames shine.

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