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

SwissGames at GDC 2022


US Game Industry Days (private)
22-24 February, 2022

SwissGames Welcome event
19 March, 2022
Swissnex in San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111

European Game Showcase
22 March, 2022, 4–8PM
Swissnex in San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111

SwissGames Booth @ GDC
23-25 March, 2022 at GDC Play
Business Breakfast: March 23, 10:30am–12:30pm TBC (GDC Pass Required)
Moscone Center, North Hall Booth N2903





The Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest game industry showcase, returns in person in March 2022 at the Moscone Center. The SwissGames delegation presents the most promising 10 Swiss game developers and technologies at GDC Play, and at the European Game Showcase.

To support Swiss game studios to build relationships with the international game industry and to access the global market, Pro Helvetia and Swissnex in San Francisco co-organize the SwissGames delegation and targeted activities for the selected Swiss game studios looking to advance their skills and career.

Ahead of the GDC, the US Game Industry Days consist in virtual 1:1 coaching sessions with the goal to prepare and equip the Swiss game studios with valuable insights and potential connections. Once in San Francisco, the delegation will benefit from industry relevant events hosted by Swissnex @ Pier 17 and at the SwissGames booth (N2903) at GDC Play.

The SwissGames delegation to GDC 2022 is organised in partnership with Swissnex in San Francisco and supported by Presence Switzerland.

Selected studios forming the 2022 SwissGames delegation to GDC:

  • PatchWorld: The Sonic Metaverse – PatchXR
    An infinite playground where you can build and play fantastic musical instruments together. Meet people from around the world, jam, dance, and play, with a massive variety of player-created music worlds and live shows. The possibilities are limitless!
  • Grimoire Groves – Stardust 
    Restore the magical forest as you grow cute plant creatures with your witch magic in this cozy rogue-lite dungeon crawler. Unlock all spells, discover new plant types, befriend magical creatures, and unravel the mystery of the rainbow socks.
  • Crowned MOBA –
    Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) are still dominated by complex hardcore titles with their roots in PC gaming. Crowned is a true mobile-first MOBA, making competitive games accessible to the mass.
  • Hermit: an Underwater Tale – Early Coffee Games 
    Underwater, a new threat slowly emerges. Playing as a helpless hermit crab, use your shells to defeat countless waves of monsters and giant sea creatures in this action packed 2d game.
  • Skeleton Crew – Journey of the Damned – 1A3M Studio 
    Sea of Thieves meets Overlord in VR: steer a pirate ship and command its crew of brainless undead skeletons in a stylized pirate VR experience. Battle ships and sea monsters, fight off unwelcome “guests” on board and collect as much loot as possible.
  • [I] doesn’t exist – a modern text-adventure – LUAL Games
    Solve puzzles in a mystical forest and talk to a cute mushroom, until your avatar has had enough. What seemed like a one-sided relationship, develops into a conversation between avatar and player.
  • Unannounced project – Indoor Astronaut GmbH
    The makers of Unrailed are working on their next chaotic cooperative multiplayer game.
  • Legion Hearts – Kreidenwerk GmbH
    A tactical RPG blending roguelite deck building with turn-based autochess combat. Set in a modern reimagination of Norse mythology, players take on the role of a time-traveling Valkyrie and must gather a grand army to save Midgard.
  • Plank Builders – Diditopia Games GmbH 
    A peaceful construction game which takes the player back into childhood: plan and build different constructions in order to access new areas, marbles and stuffed toys.
  • Pocket Oasis – knit’n’purl game studio llc
    Create your own paradise in your dream city: Pocket Oasis is an entirely bespoke gardening game painted in a watercolor art style. Find yourself unlocking tons of illustrated plants, trinkets and decorations and decorate balconies in New York, Paris, London and Tokyo with environments based on real world locations.

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