#SwissGames Returns to GDC 2017

20 of the top Swiss game studios show off their work at GDC with help from Pro Helvetia, swissnex San Francisco, the Swiss Business Hub and Greater Zurich Area.

Event Details


Moscone Center
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, California United States


March 01, 2017 8:00 am - March 03, 2017 3:00 pm

After another great success at the 2016 edition of the Game Developers Conference, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, swissnex San Francisco and the Swiss Business Hub are once again looking to highlight the presence of Swiss game design studios. Twenty of them are flying over to showcase their latest projects, including six studios returning for this year’s edition.

Follow #SwissGames on social media for recent news and updates, or look for us on Twitter at @gameculture_ch, @swissnexSF, @GreaterZurich and @SBH_USA.

Related events

Game Connections America 2017

Learn more about GCA 2017, a matchmaking platform giving the opportunity to connect to game studios and find collaboration opportunities. Read more.

When? February 27 to 28 and March 1, 2017
AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

#SwissGames at GDC

GDC Play 2017

Booths have been booked for all 20 SwissGames studios during GDC Play. Projects will be available for testing, and the minds behind them will be on hand. Read more.

When? March 1 to 3, 2017
Where? Moscone Center, Hall D, Booth PL4725-42

Note: the events listed below are organized by swissnex, the Swiss Business Hub, and Pro Helvetia, and take place at the GDC SwissGames booths.

#SwissGames Breakfast

A breakfast organized by the Swiss Business Hub to connect interested parties in the US to SwissGames studios during GDC Play.

When? March 1, 2017 from 10am to 12 pm
Where? Moscone Center, Hall D, Booth PL4725-42 

#SwissGames Happy Hour

Meet Switzerland’s talent at our booth and share a (free) beer! It’s the perfect moment to meet up and get to know the top Swiss designers. Register here.

When? March 2, 2017 from 4pm to 6 pm
Where? Moscone Center, Hall D, Booth PL4725-42

GDC – Best in Play Awards

Best in Play showcases GDC Play’s finest games, picked by a jury of veteran GDC organizers and Gamasutra editors. This year, SwissGames studios have made quite the impression: five out of eight Honorable Mentions winners are Swiss. Read more.

2017 Best in Play Winner

Mr. Whale’s Game Service – Far: Lone Sails


2017 Best in Play Honorable Mentions

Team Niche – Niche: a genetics survival game

Team KwaKwa – Splash Blast Panic

Blindflug Studios – Airheart

Tourmaline – Oniri Islands

Apelab – Break a Leg

SwissGames Studios at GDC 2017