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

Call for Participation: SwissGames delegation to GDC 2022

GDC Online 2021

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Deadline: 12 December 2021, 23:59

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Apply and take part in the SwissGames delegation to San Francisco in March 2022.

The next international SwissGames delegation will bring the best Swiss game studios to GDC – the biggest event in the world dedicated to interactive entertainment and the leading industry trade fair event for promotion, networking and matchmaking.

  • GDC, San Francisco: 21 – 25 March
  • Pre-Events, San Francisco: 19 – 20 March

In order to gather an outstanding delegation, Pro Helvetia is launching a call for participation to all Swiss studios eager to present their project to the international stage and reach out to international markets. The collaboration with Swissnex San Francisco guarantees to bring a lot more action to the delegation 2022, implementing the program with a range of events and support (Game Connection America, European Game Showcase etc).

16 studios will be selected and will benefit from the following services:

  • A dedicated exhibition space within the SwissGames area @ GDC Play
  • Full access to the matchmaking platform
  • 2 Professional passes (presence of 2 people/studio is expected)
  • Exhibition design and material, prints and presentation device
  • Promotional coverage before and during the event.
  • Kick Off & Pitching Event (Online, January 2022)
  • Coaching Event (Online, February 2022)
  • Kick Off Event (San Francisco, 19 – 20 March 2022)
  • Financial support for accomodation & travel expenses (1000chf/studio)

Please notice: You can also apply for the package without having your own exhibition booth!

The application dossier should include:

  • A short description of your game(s) outlining the platform, type, genre, gameplay, targeted audience and current development stage (prototype required)
  • Visual material (playable demo or walkthrough, screenshots, link to a trailer, etc.)
  • Your expectations and goals for participating in the fair
  • A press kit (if available)
  • Your contact details and any relevant links (website, etc.)

Please note that by participating to this call, you are fully aware of possible travel restrictions and requirements under local legislation in regard to COVID-19 vaccination as well as of the personal responsibility it implies for you.

Eligibility criteria:

  • This call is aimed at interactive content designed for computers, mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, virtual reality headsets or similar devices, and any other type of digital content requiring a high degree of interaction from the user.
  • The projects possesses formal and design quality, a high degree of innovation and potential marketability.
  • Project execution must meet professional standards.
  • The principal project owner must be of Swiss nationality or resident in Switzerland.
  • The applicant owns copyright and rights of use of the project.
  • Applicants may submit projects up to seven years after their graduation or within the first seven years of establishing a company (latest year of establishment: 2015).

Applications are only accepted via the Google form link.
Please contact Oliver Miescher, if you have any questions.