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

A successful Kickstarter campaign for Stray Fawn Studio

Embark on an incredible adventure on the back of Onbu, a giant wandering creature. «The Wandering Village» is a city building simulation game, taking place in a post-apocalyptic world. The development of «The Wandering Village» began as a side project, while the team was still finishing their second game «Nimbatus ». It has now become …

(c) Julia Malcher

Interactive media supported in the long run

Two disciplines have been officially established within Pro Helvetia, namely design and interactive media, which will form a fully-fledged division offering long-term support to Swiss creatives in these two branches as of 2021. Since the initial programmes «GameCulture» (2010-2012) and «Mobile» (2013-2015), then with «Culture and  Business», Pro Helvetia has accompanied the growing video game industry …


SwissGames at digital Nordic Game 2020

After a digital debut with NG20 on 27-29 May, Nordic Game returns online this fall with NG20+ on 25-27 November, broadcasted live from its Malmö location, Slagthuset. Over 2 days, NG20+ offers an enriched conference programme, social events on Discord and MeetToMatch matchmaking platform. As part of the SwissGames Showcase roadshow, 8 studios are taking …

Los Angeles 3D Buildings for Unity3D (c) vrbn studios

vrbn studios announces new release for Unity and Unreal

vrbn studios is a creative company uniquely specializing in the engineering of consistent, high-quality architectural 3D models and environments for the entertainment industries. Established in 2017 and located close to Zurich, vrbn studios aims to respond to the growing demand for virtual production from the creative industries and tackles the challenges of creating convincing 3D …


Pitch perfect : free online lecture

While the call for applications is open for the second edition of the SwissGames Showcase, we offer the opportunity to all interested developers to follow a presentation on the art of pitching. This one-hour lecture is presented by one of the SwissGames Showcase mentor : Jason Della Rocca. Jason is a game industry entrepreneur, funding advisor, …


Terraformers signed with publisher Goblinz Studio

Exciting news for Bern-based studio Asteroid Lab: their game «Terraformers» raised the interest of French publisher Goblinz Studio. With their development experience and marketing expertise, Goblinz Studio will help Asteroid Lab improve and finish the game before pushing it to a wider audience. The publisher already has a portfolio of strategy and roguelike games in which …

Game Producer Workshop, SGDA

SGDA Game Producer Workshop 2020

Powered by Pro Helvetia and organized by the SGDA, the next edition of the «Producer Workshop» will happen on 28 October 2020. The event will take place online and welcomes all game creators. Goals of the workshops are to present and learn from case studies of produced games and the best practices involved to get …


Play Bern – Gaming without Borders

The 2020 festival theme is “Games without Borders” and highlights that games should be as accessible and barrier-free as possible: fun to play despite physical or psychological backgrounds. During these 4 days, Play Bern invites anyone interested, regardless of age or knowledge of games to play, give a try and discuss. The festival also gives voice …


Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.