SwissGames Showcase was initiated last year to in reaction to event cancellations caused by the pandemic. Following the successful premiere programme, Pro Helvetia launched the second edition to support Swiss independent studios further. Each jury member selected the team to personally coach through online sessions and introduce to potential business partners within their networks.
Eleven studios made it into the program, forming the 2021 cohort. They will additionally participate in a range of virtual international industry events throughout the year and benefit from tailored support and event coordination by partner MeetToMatch.
The new cohort comprises the following studios.
Mentored by Jason Della Rocca:
Mentored by Jamil Moledina:
Mentored by Lélia Peuchamiel:
Mentored by Astrid Refstrup:
Mentored by Ella Romanos:
About the mentorship programme, mentor Lélia Peuchamiel expresses «It’s so difficult these days as a dev to stand out: the level of quality requested by players and the number of games on the market make business knowledge paramount for getting noticed, no matter how talented you are. Especially today when everything has moved online. Pro Helvetia does a great job at selecting, teaching and connecting promising Swiss teams to professionals in our industry, to get them a real chance to make it. I’m honoured to join them as a mentor this year, and thrilled to work with such talented developers!»