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

Game Developers Conference – San Francisco

19 to 23 July 2021 | USA SwissGames Pavilion at GDC 2019 © Perrine Huber

19 July 2021 till 23 July 2021

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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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 San Francisco, in collaboration with swissnex San Francisco. 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 take part to Game Connection.