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

Gamescom – Cologne

23 to 27 August 2023 | Germany SwissGames at Gamescom 2018 © Julia Malcher PVM production

23 August 2023 till 27 August 2023


22 August 2022 till 23 August 2022


With over 370’000 attendees, Gamescom is the largest video game event in Europe. Each year, Gamescom is the occasion of the SwissGames biggest delegation. Situated in the Business area, a key meeting point for traders, publishers and developers, the SwissGames pavilion spreads over more the 100 square meters and gathers up to 25 Swiss exhibitors. Besides the allocation of an exhibition space, SwissGames delegation members can attend Devcom and are granted a travel stipend.

Parallel to Gamescom, Devcom is a game developers event, a prestigious five-day umbrella framework for a series of events focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building. The main events at Devcom are the Devcom developer conference, RESPAWN – gathering of game developers, the Devcom summits, the official Gamescom keynotes and the Devcom Developer Lounge.


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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.