Swiss GDC 14

Swiss GDC 14

gdc Each year, swissnex San Francisco, in partnership with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, helps grow the presence of the Swiss game design community in North America by coordinating a strong showing at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the largest conference for the gaming industry.

This year, in addition to the visiting studios we are working with on pitches, booths at GDC Play, and an exhibit in our space, we are also proud to announce a number of impressive gaming projects from Switzerland being recognized at GDC. Here is a list of everything Swiss related if you want to follow along:

Gaming International: GDC Pitch Night

Monday, March 17, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm swissnex San Francisco

For Industry Insiders: Uncover trends and explore potential new business with innovative game studios from Switzerland, France, Belgium, Canada, Japan, and the US.

Check out apelab and Etter! And click here for more information and to register for this event.

Swiss Games at GDC Play Booths

Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21 North Hall, Lower Level, Moscone Convention Center

GDC Play returns as a unique opportunity for emerging developers to showcase their games to fellow GDC attendees.

Check out the Swiss booths:

PL118: DNA Studios

PL120: Wuthrer

PL219: Blindflug Studios

PL221: apelab

Click here for more information.

ALT.CTRL.GDC Special Exhibit

Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21 North Hall, Moscone Convention Center

GDC 14 organizers have chosen 14 teams for the debut of ALT.CTRL.GDC, an on-site exhibit of alternative control schemes and interactions.

Check out Mario von Rickenbach’s (Switzerland) Game «Rakete». Click here for more information.

Independent Games Festival Exhibition

Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21 GDC Ballroom, West Hall, Moscone Convention Center

The Independent Games Festival was created to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers. It showcases every finalist for this year’s Festival in playable form.

Christian Etter (Switzerland) will have the opportunity to show his game “Drei” at the IGF Pavilion and will also participate to the IGF Awards Ceremony.

Click here for more information.

Game Developers Choice Awards

Wednesday, March 19 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm GDC Ballroom, West Hall, Street Level, Moscone Convention Center

Game Developers Choice Awards are the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry, celebrating creativity, artistry and technological genius.

Etter Studio is nominated for its game “Drei”!

Click here for more information.

Spatial Stories: Augmented and Virtual Realities

Thursday, March 20, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

swissnex San Francisco

An evening of immersive games and installations incorporating virtual and augmented reality.

Come in and come play!

Check out apelab and Disney Research! Click here for more information and to register.

International Mobile Gaming Awards

Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm

Harlot, 46 Minna St, SF

Moritz Zumbühl & Jeremy Spielmann from Blindflug Studios are nominated! Click here for more information.

Sound & Artificial Intelligence

Friday, March 21, 12:05 pm – 12:30 pm

Room 3002, West Hall, Moscone Convention Center

Dragica Kahlina talks about using Artificial Intelligence techniques to make Game Soundscapes more dynamic.

Click here for more information.

GDC has never been this Swiss!

Watch our video on the Swiss presence at GDC 14!