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

«Bužanglo»: a serious games to tackle prejudices

«Bužanglo» addresses the question of stereotypes, a particularly acute theme in Switzerland and elsewhere, and more particularly with regard to the Roma people. The game offers you to live the story of a character, to follow his or her journey and to endorse his or her point of view. The distinctive element of the game …

SwissGames Showcase (c) latitude66 / ilaria albisetti

Participants announced: SwissGames Showcase 2020

Initiated by Pro Helvetia, SwissGames Showcase 2020 is a new mentorship programme to help independent studios access business opportunities in the challenging times of Covid-19. Following a call for participation, Swiss studios from all regions applied through video pitches which were reviewed by a panel of international experts. Each member of the jury chose their …

Inlusio Interactive – «Henry – Guardian of Nature»

Winning projects: Call for projects – Interactive Media 2020

This year’s interactive media call for projects has shown a strong selection of projects and genres from every part of Switzerland. The jury was held online and was composed of the following experts: Lauren Causon (Game developer and XR artist), Anouk Summermatter (IP lawyer), Erinrose Sullivan (Freelance marketing consultant), Kelly Vero (Game developer, producer, author …


Swiss studios participating in BIG Festival Brazil

BIG Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, is the biggest independent games festival in Latin America. It not only exhibits the most innovative games in the world since 2012, but also provides Latin America’s most important game business forum for game developers.  Along with many others, BIG had to postpone the physical event to next year due to …

Cinéforom Innovation 2020

Call for Projects: Innovation Support Cinéforom & SRG SSR

For the second year in a row, Cinéforom and SRG SSR are launching together a call for new media projects from authors out of the French-speaking part of Switzerland (Romandie). For this year’s edition, Cineforom and SRG SSR offer: 4 grants amounting to CHF 25,000.- for writing and development and 2 grants of CHF 175,000 …

(c) Julia Malcher

SwissGames Showcase 2020: Mentors announced

SwissGames Showcase 2020 is a new mentorship programme to help studios access business opportunities in these challenging times of Covid-19. A panel of international experts will pick the studios that they think have the best potential, coach them online and introduce them to their networks. The mentors have just been announced: Callum Underwood​ (Kowloon Nights, Oculus) – Callum is …

«Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor» (c) Stray Fawn

«Nimbatus» taking off on Steam

It’s a big hit for Stray Fawn studio: the release of «Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor» on Steam has reached over 12’000 downloads in the first 36 hours. In this game, players craft their own drones and set on different missions across a procedurally generated galaxy. The developement of the game started 7 years …