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

Swiss studios participating in BIG Festival Brazil

BIG Festival

22-26 June 2020

Official website

BIG Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, is the biggest independent games festival in Latin America. It not only exhibits the most innovative games in the world since 2012, but also provides Latin America’s most important game business forum for game developers. 

Along with many others, BIG had to postpone the physical event to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, however, in 2020 BIG launches its first digital edition that will take place from 22 – 26 June.
The digital edition of BIG Festival offers the participants access to the conference with many talks from international speakers as well as the opportunity to have business meetings with people from the industry through a matchmaking platform. SwissGames supports the participation of 2 Swiss studios:

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