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

Game Developers Conference – San Francisco

20 to 24 March 2023 | USA SwissGames Pavilion at GDC 2019 © Perrine Huber

20 March 2023 till 24 March 2023

Game Developers Conference

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

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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

Taking place parallel to GDC, Game Connection is 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.

In collaboration with swissnex San Francisco, SwissGames organises a delegation to GDC each year with the most promising Swiss game studios. The participating studios get a business coaching before the event, a dedicated exhibition space within the SwissGames pavilion located in the GDC Play area, and the opportunity to be a part of Game Connection.




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.