SGDA Panel (in German): «Backing game development – framework, support possibilities and alternatives»

In a continuing series of panel discussions, SGDA organizes a panel discussion with top-class speakers from the political landscape such as councillor Ruedi Noser (Ständerat Zurich, FDP) and national councillor Min Li Marti (Nationalrätin Zurich, SP) and industry organisations such as Hendrik Lesser (president European Games Developer Federation EGDF). Game journalist Marc Bodmer moderates the panel. Topic: «Backing game development – … Lire plus

These are the finalists of the 3rd Swiss Game Awards

The SGDA Swiss Game Awards are back for the third instalment and part of the Ludicious Game Festival in Zürich. The jury and the SGDA is happy to announce the nominees today! The nominees: Antyz – DNA Studios, Bulle Cloud Chasers – Blindflug Studios, Zürich Feist  – Bits & Beasts, Zürich FILD: Renegade Monsters – Bisbog, Lausanne Plug and Play – Etter Studio, Zürich Yamgun – Digital Kingdom, Vevey The jury: Adam Moravanszky (Jury-Präsident), … Lire plus

Upcoming SGDA events

We are currently setting up new events like workshops, talks and more and will post them here nearer to the respective dates!

SGDA at Fantoche Animation Festival September 5, 2015: Disney Infinity, Bug Butcher and Swiss Mercenaries

As it is tradition, SGDA hosts an event presenting exciting new projects that combine game and animation design. This year we are excited to have Studio Gobo with Disney Infinity 3.0 which adds the Star Wars world to an already exciting world populated by famous characters. Also presenting is Awfully Nice Studios with their wonderfully animated The Bug … Lire plus

Send in your games: The 3rd Swiss Game Award is happening

After two successful editions, the 3rd Swiss Game Award is happening on the weekend of the Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival Weekend (January 21 to 24). The SGDA Swiss Game Award is Switzerland’s first award that honours excellence of Swiss games. We have an open send in policy, go check the guidelines and send in … Lire plus

On the forefront to create a pioneering film, game and media support

We have partnered up with the industry association « Zürich für den Film » to launch a initiative for a film and media law in the Canton of Zurich which demands a legally binding film, game and media support. The initiative is supported by the SGDA. The collecting of 6000 signatures is required to start with the … Lire plus

Importante intervention pour l’industrie des jeux vidéo

Aux représentants des médias 12 mars 2015, pour publication immédiate Un groupe interpartis réuni autour de la conseillère nationale Jacqueline Fehr dépose aujourd’hui une intervention parlementaire priant le Conseil fédéral d’examiner dans quelle mesure la politique doit influencer le développement de l’industrie suisse des jeux vidéo. C’est un grand moment pour la branche des jeux … Lire plus

SGDA Roundtable: U.S. Ambassador Suzan « Suzi » LeVine pays visit to members of the Swiss game industry to discuss pressing topics revolving around game development

On June 30st, U.S. Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation Suzan « Suzi » LeVine visited a group of game developers representing the Swiss game industry, and special guests from industry, politics, and education. Among them were many SGDA members eager to meet the charismatic Ambassador. The first item on the agenda was a roundtable discussion about various topics … Lire plus