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


The game cluster in Switzerland is still young but grows steadily and already presents great assets, such as start-ups developing cutting-edge technologies and studios producing original and successful games. Currently around 120 companies are working part-time or full-time on games, VR or AR projects.

These organisations help the growth and success of the Swiss game cluster and culture.

The Swiss Game Developers Association (SGDA)

The independent Swiss Game Developers Association (SGDA) is the member-driven proponent for Swiss game developers. The non-profit organisation’s goals are a supportive political environment, professionalisation through promotion of knowhow and young talents as well as the increased visibility of a strong Swiss game industry. The association organizes the SGDA Testing Nights which are monthly demo nights that serve as a platform for postmortems, lectures, play-testing, and general discussion about the business of making and playing videogames. The SGDA also hosts the «Swiss Game Awards» which honours Swiss innovation in games.

The IGDA Switzerland Chapter

The IGDA Switzerland Chapter is committed to fostering connections with the international game development community as well as organising nationwide grassroots community events. The IGDA values inclusion and diversity and advocate on behalf of all individuals in the Swiss game development community.

The Swiss Interactive Entertainment Association (SIEA)

The SIEA (Swiss Interactive Entertainment Association) is the Swiss association of the video game industry. Its goal is to promote video games as the main entertainment medium of the 21st Century.

The Swiss e-Sports Federation

The main goals of Swiss e-Sports Federation are to promote the understanding of e-Sports, establish e-Sports as an official sport and carry-out dedicated events.

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.