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SGDA Game Production Workshop & Safe Games Project

March 18 @ 14:30 - 17:00

The SGDA presents the latest edition of its successful programme Game Production Workshop. Swiss game studios share their experience and give insights into their work. As previous editions have shown, production knowhow transfer is key for the ongoing professionalisation of the Swiss game industry.

Qui Cung, Naraven Games & SGDA Board Member, hosts this event.

Game Production Workshop

In the Game Production Workshop we put the focus on Swiss studios having recently published a successful game. The game creators take us on a journey through the entire development process. They will share with us insights about what went well, but also about what did not work smoothly right away. The game devs share their learnings about the development phase, but also the important stage of publishing the game.

  • Captain Velvet Meteor by Momo-Pi
    Swiss Game Awards 2022: Excellence in Execution Award
  • Swordship by Digital Kingdom
    Independent Games Festival 2023: Honourable Mention for Excellence in Design;
    Independent Games Festival 2023: Honourable Mention for Excellence in Visual Art;
    Swiss Game Awards 2022: Finalist

The presentations are followed by an Ask-Me-Anything session. You will have the opportunity to ask the studios present all the questions you have about creating games loved by the players.

Games against Extremism

In the second part, the Swiss Game Developers Association will present its most recent publication, the Swiss Safe Games Guide.

Games have experienced a sharp rise in the last twenty years. They have become a globally respected cultural asset and the entertainment medium with the highest turnover. Games offer an incredible number of opportunities for society. They are already being used successfully beyond gaming in the context of medical therapies, in the communication of political issues, but also in the solution of scientific problems, as in the case of citizen science, and quite generally for the transfer of knowledge and as a medium of communication.

However, as with any medium, there are numerous advantages, but also the danger of games being hijacked by people or groups with dishonest intentions. Since its foundation, the Swiss Game Developers Association (SGDA) has been working to ensure that its members are aware of these pitfalls and assume responsibility to society when developing games.

The Swiss Safe Games Guide shows what extremism is and how this is expressed in games or which elements can risk being misused by extremists for their purposes. Game developers can use the guide to get an overview of the essential information on the topic in a short time. The guide is an aid to the development of games that are free of extremism.

Speaker: Margot Huber, SGDA

More information about the project: www.safegames.ch


March 18
14:30 - 17:00
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Arena Cinema
Av de la Gare 22
Fribourg, Switzerland
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