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

Game Developers Conference – San Francisco

4 to 6 August 2020 | USA SwissGames Pavilion at GDC 2019 © Perrine Huber

4 August 2020 till 6 August 2020

Game Developers Conference

Moscone Center
Booth N2903
747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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18 March 2019 till 22 March 2019

Game Connection - America

AT&T Stadium
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

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Important Update:
As GDC has announced the cancellation of its March 2020 edition, the SwissGames delegation to San Francisco did not take place in March.
In 2020, GDC will host GDC Summer, from 4 to 6 August, at the Moscone Center.   

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 conference features over 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions. In addition, the GDC expo showcases all of the most relevant development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward. Within the expo, GDC Play provides an opportunity for emerging developers to present their games to GDC attendees including distributors, publishers, press and investors

Parallel to GDC, takes also place Game Connection, an event where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners. The Game Connection Meeting App enables attendees and exhibitors to organise meetings in advance of the event.

SWISSGAMES organises each year a delegation of the most promising Swiss game studios to GDC. The participation includes an exhibition space at GDC Play and Game Connection, business coaching before the event and a travel stipend.

The selection to join the SWISSGAMES delegation at GDC and GCA is based on a call for participation.