SGDA at the UPC expert roundtable: «Culturally valuable: The Swiss gaming landscape between politics, science and business»

UPC will be hosting and live streaming a roundtable focusing on the topic of the Swiss game industry. The guests are experts in their relative fields: Matthias Sala, President of the Swiss Game Developers Association SGDA and founder of Studio Gbanga, Vinzenz Kögler, former President of the Swiss Esports Federation, Sylvain Gardel, responsible for Culture & … Read more

Informatiktage 2018: SGDA offers game development workshops for kids

After last year’s very successful edition, the SGDA once again partners with eZürich for the Informatiktage, an event aimed at promoting the local IT sector. On June 1st and 2nd the SGDA will offer game development workshops for kids. The participants will learn the basics of game development and create a small game. Dates: June … Read more

The finalists of the 4th SGDA Swiss Game Awards

SGDA Swiss Game Awards: Five finalists are running for the 4th edition of the industry prize for innovative Swiss games. For the 4th edition of the SGDA Swiss Game Awards the jury has nominated five finalists. Once again this year, they show the impressive variety of Swiss craftsmanship. They incourage to think about one’s own actions, show immersive VR … Read more

SGDA launches 2nd award edition to scout for young talent

The second edition of the SGDA Junior Game Awards is right around the corner. In cooperation with the gameZfestival the Swiss Game Developers Association SGDA calls all children, adolescents and young adults who craft, invent and design their own games. Whether it’s a puzzle or action game, created for the Matura degree or a school … Read more

The SGDA has a new General Secretary

Since July, Luca Cannellotto is acting as the General Secretary of the SGDA. He is responsible for communication and media relations, and is at your disposal for any questions you might have. Luca is a gaming native and devoted to games with heart and soul. He has studied history in Zurich and has published a … Read more

Decodoku: Game development and quantum science – An interview with Dr. James Wootton

Games as a versatile medium entertain us as much as they can contribute to scientific research as Serious Games. We had the great opportunity to talk about «Gaming for Science» with Dr. James Wootton, SGDA member and maker of the tricky puzzle game Decodoku, which aims at helping science to build a quantum computer by analyzing the player’s … Read more

Call for exhibitors: E-Games: Suisse Toy / SwitzerLAN 2016

Exhibit your game at E-Games: Suisse Toy / SwitzerLAN 2016 in Bern! The event will once again combine the best of many worlds: Swiss games and international games to play with, astonishing cosplay, and a gigantic LAN party with 1’000 participants. The SGDA will also be present, therefore we are looking for exhibitors who want to … Read more