SwissGames Showcase 2021: selected studios now announced
SwissGames Showcase 2021 Mentors:
Initiated in 2020 by Pro Helvetia to address event cancellations due to the pandemic, the SwissGames Showcase mentorship programme is renewed in 2021 and offers Swiss independent studios a tailor-made opportunity to be mentored and connected with the industry.
Following a call for participation, Swiss studios from all regions applied through video pitches which were reviewed by a panel of international experts. Each member of the jury chose the games that they will personally coach via online sessions and introduce to potential business partners within their networks. The studios forming the SwissGames Showcase 2021 will also take part to a range of online international industry events throughout the year as well as benefit from a tailored support and event coordination by partner MeetToMatch.
The 11 selected studios forming the SwissGames Showcase 2021 are:
Mentored by Jason Della Rocca:
- Stray Fawn Studio – «The Wandering Village»
- Sycoforge – «Return to Nangrim»
- Echtzeit – «Whoop Arcade»
Mentored by Jamil Moledina:
- Lukyantsev Company – «Wild Planet»
- Patch XR – «Patchworld»
Mentored by Lélia Peuchamiel:
- Team KwaKwa – «Soup Raiders»
- Violet Saint – «Moroi»
Mentored by Astrid Refstrup:
- Caustique Games – «Team:Cars»
- Stardust – «Grimoire Groves»
Mentored by Ella Romanos:
- Nifty Production – «Smelogs Playground»
- Lakeview Games – «Pool Party»
About the mentorship programme, mentor Lélia Peuchamiel expresses «It’s so difficult these days as a dev to stand out: the level of quality requested by players and the number of games on the market make business knowledge paramount for getting noticed, no matter how talented you are. Especially today when everything has moved online. Pro Helvetia does a great job at selecting, teaching and connecting promising Swiss teams to professionals in our industry, to get them a real chance to make it. I’m honoured to join them as a mentor this year, and thrilled to work with such talented developers!»
Further information will be shortly released about the selected games – Stay tuned!