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Swiss Federal Council recognises the cultural potential of video games

The Federal Council approved the report «Video Games. An area of cultural creation in development» On March 2015, former National Councillor Jacqueline Fehr submitted a postulate, asking the Federal Council to draw up a report on the artistic, scientific and economic potential of the video games sector in Switzerland. The Federal Council focused its report …

«Mundaun» by Hidden Fields (c) Hidden Fields

GDC 2018 – Bright prospects in San Francisco

26 games and technologies will represent Switzerland in San Francisco, the place to be for video games. One week before the event, the SwissGames delegation already gained a lot of attention and will feature in prestigious events, are nominated for well-known prizes and selected for the most important awards around GDC.

Philomena Schwab talking at GDC 2018 (c) SWISSGAMES

Philomena Schwab speaks at GDC 2018

Countless games are created every day by independent game developers. Most of them will fade and be forgotten, not due to a lack of quality but a lack of visibility. Building a community around your game in development is an excellent way to connect with people early on. Having a loyal fan base is not …

Still: «Airheart» by Blindflug Studios © Blindflug Studios

GDC 2018 – Blindflug wins 3D Game Art Challenge

The Game Developers Conference and Unity Technologies have partnered to curate and host a 3D art contest for games using Unity. A jury composed of key Unity staff, GDC contributors and third-party experts have selected 12 outstanding projects. Each of them was selected because of its standout aesthetics – including use of modeling, animation, and …

«FAR: Lone Sails» (c) Mixtvision

Call for Projects March 2018 – First Results

69 candidates have participated to the latest edition of the Call for Projects Interactive Media. They were 103 for the September 2017 edition. The jury members will meet from 9 to 11 April 2018 to select their favourite projects. They will have to choose according to criteria of conceptual originality, formal quality, feasibility and professionalism. They have …

European Game Showcase at Swissnex San Francisco (c) SWISSGAMES

European Showcase at GDC 2018

During GDC, the European Showcase gathers around 30 European developers and give them the opportunity to show their latest creations to press, publishers and strategic partners in a relaxed and enjoyable way.    

SWISSGAMES delegation at GDC 2018 (c) Swissnex San Francisco

SwissGames at GDC 2018

26 studios represent the Swiss gaming industry in San Francisco The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professional game industry event. It attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, business decision-makers gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The SWISSGAMES area …