#SwissGames hit San Francisco

The best independent Swiss studios and start-ups bring their games and tech to the Game Developers Conference.

Photo courtesy SwissGames

Event Details


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


March 21, 2018 9:00 am - March 23, 2018 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)


Free to GDC Ticketholders

More than 24 games studios from Switzerland are going to the Game Connection and European Game Showcase (19-23 March 2018) this year. So far, this is the biggest Swiss delegation at GDC in San Francisco — the place to be for video games.

Hosted by Pro Helvetia and swissnex San Francisco, the #SwissGames area at GDC presents a selection of games and technologies developed by 18 independent studios and start-ups. 13 studios are joining the Matchmaking Event Game Connection America and 3 game studios are representing Switzerland at the European Game Showcase. Other studios will show or talk about their projects at Unity 3D Art Challenge, Double Fine showcases or at the GDC conference.

While Swiss start-ups like Artanim, Birdly, OZWE Games or Apelab have received international credit, a new generation of young Swiss game developers is rising and is ready to reach similar success. Moreover, international companies like Facebook, Apple or Magic Leap recognize the excellence of Swiss research in visual computing and have located offices in Switzerland.

The #SwissGames selection reflects the diversity of this developing industry in Switzerland. It includes games with innovative design for every platform, as well as groundbreaking technologies. This year’s special focus lies on young, emerging Swiss studios on the one hand, and interactive and immersive Virtual Reality experiences on the other.


Where to find us

#SwissGames @ Game Connection America (19-21 March 2018):
Game Connection America, AT & T Park / Tables 174, 175, 176 & 177

#SwissGames Area @ GDC (21-23 March 2018):
GDC Play, Moscone Center, North Hall, Booths PL 4207 – 4214, 4219-4224


European Game Showcase @ swissnex San Francisco (20 March 2018):
swissnex San Francisco, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111

#SwissGames Events

March 20th, 7-9 pm
Official EGS 2018 Happy Hour 
by #SwissGames

Get a beer and dive into traditional Swiss Cheese Raclette!

swissnex San Francisco, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111

March 21st, 10am-12pm
#SwissGames Breakfast

Get a coffee, grab some chocolate and discover the latest Swiss projects.

Moscone Center, North Hall, Booths PL 4207 – 4214, 4219-4224

SwissGames studios at GDC 2018


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