Hosted by Pro Helvetia and swissnex San Francisco, the Swiss Games 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.
The Swiss Games selection reflects the diversity of this developing industry in Switzerland. It includes games with innovative design for every platform, as well as ground-breaking 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.
The Swiss delegation includes;
Blindflug Studios AG: Airheart, First Strike, Cloudchasers
Zarkonnen Airships: Conquer the Skies
Karios Games: Arena 5
Kobold Games: Baba Yuga
Apelab: Break A Leg
Amstad Digital: Burning Bridges
Piñata Punch: Colorful Darkness
Solarski Studio: Johnny Badhair
Nifty Production Moment
Hidden Fields: Mundaun
Stray Fawn Studio: Nimbatus
Team Maniax: Retimed
Cogs Lab Studio: Stop, Ampeltime!
Technologies and platforms
N-Dream AG: Air Console
Struckd AG Struckd
PXL Vision: PXL Beam VR
Ctrl Movie: Late Shift
Massively Multiplayer Online Science: Project Discovery Exoplanets
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.