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

Play Bern – Gaming without Borders

Play Bern

Reitschule, Bern

15-18 October 2020
Thursday: 17:00 – 24:00
Friday: 17:00 – 00:30
Saturday: 10:00 – 00:30
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:30

Full programme here

The 2020 festival theme is “Games without Borders” and highlights that games should be as accessible and barrier-free as possible: fun to play despite physical or psychological backgrounds.

During these 4 days, Play Bern invites anyone interested, regardless of age or knowledge of games to play, give a try and discuss. The festival also gives voice to projects in the fields of art, culture and education.

Pro Helvetia supports the 24-Hour Game Jam, a workshop designed for kids from 12 years old and a talk on gaming with reduced mobility  by Stefan Schmidlin.