Initiated in 2020 by Pro Helvetia to address event cancellations due to the pandemic, the SwissGames Showcase mentorship programme is renewed in 2021 and offers Swiss independent studios a tailor-made opportunity to be mentored and connected with the industry.
Following a call for participation, Swiss studios from all regions applied through video pitches which were reviewed by a panel of international experts. For this edition, the jury is composed of Lélia Peuchamiel (RenderGreen), Astrid Refstrup (Triple Topping Games, Kowloon), Ella Romanos (Fundamentally Games), Jamil Moledina (Hexagram) and Jason Della Rocca (Execution Labs).
Each member of the jury chose the games that they will personally coach via online sessions and introduce to potential business partners within their networks. The studios forming the SwissGames Showcase 2021 will also take part to a range of online international industry events throughout the year as well as benefit from a tailored support and event coordination by partner MeetToMatch.