SWISSGAMES is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
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Interactive Media Work Grants 2021: winning projects

This year’s Interactive Media Work Grants reflects the diversity and uniqueness of the Swiss creative industry with its growing scene of independent game studios that are showing ambition and maturity. The jury was held online and was composed of the following experts: Marie Blondiaux, Dajana Dimovska, Elisa Mekler, Astrid Refstrup and Alberto Torgano. They have …


SwissGames delegation to Poland

Within the framework of the 100 years anniversary of the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland, Pro Helvetia sends 4 promising Swiss game studios to Poland. Throughout one week, the Swiss studios forming the delegation will be taking part to a series of events like a Polish-Swiss GameJam, local visits of Polish game studios and publishers, …

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Call for Participation: SwissGames @ Nordic Game Conference Online

  The next international SwissGames delegation will bring the best Swiss game studios to Nordic Game Conference online (2-7 November 2021) In order to gather an outstanding delegation, Pro Helvetia is launching a call for participation to all Swiss companies and indies eager to present their project to the international stage and reach out to …


PlayBern – Utopia

PlayBern is a festival of games and culture. Under the theme Utopia, this year’s edition will feature events, contests and workshops, with the focus on creative, playful projects and barrier-free gaming. Pro Helvetia supports the realization of two workshops and a game jam: Workshop “Disability and Game Design”, with Chris Solarski Friday 22 October, from 10 …


SwissGames at Gamescom Online

Under the heading SwissGames, Pro Helvetia presents 18 highly promising Swiss game studios during the Gamescom Online week, the industry’s key event, taking place from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 August 2021. Throughout the week, the Swiss studios forming the delegation will be taking part to a series of events, awards, pitches and matchmaking sessions. …


SwissGames at GDC 2021 online

From 19 to 23 July, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia will be presenting twelve promising video games from Switzerland as part of its SwissGames delegation to the online Game Developers Conference. the unmissable event for the video game industry. From an innovative VR platform to sensory music experiences, through a high-end fantasy world, discover …

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Canton of Vaud : Call for projects for the creation of video games

For the third consecutive year, the Service des affaires culturelles (SERAC) is launching a call for projects in the field of video games. With an amount of 50’000 CHF, the support is dedicated to both the creation and the production of games. The projects applying must stand out for their originality and technical innovation, their …

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Interview with Michel Ziegler, creator of the game Mundaun

On 16 March 2021, solo-dev Michel Ziegler aka Hidden Fields launched his first game «Mundaun» on PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/SeriesS/X, with a release on Switch following shortly after. «Mundaun» is a lovingly hand-penciled horror tale set in a dark, secluded valley of the alps. The game is published by MWM Interactive. Philomena Schwab: Congrats on …