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 – … Читать далее

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), … Читать далее

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!

Junior Swiss Game Award: First edition at gameZfestival!

The very first edition of the Junior Swiss Game Award is happening. Deutsch: EINGABE Français: INSCRIPTION Italiano: ISCRIZIONE English: SUBMISSION We have partnered up with gameZfestival to host the very first Junior Swiss Game Award. Children, adolescents and young adults not only play games, they also invent them. Whether it’s a puzzle or action game, created for the Matura … Читать далее

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 … Читать далее

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 … Читать далее

The SGDA is part of the Digital Alliance: Boost Switzerland’s Digital Creative Industries

The Swiss Digital Alliance has been founded in Locarno as a body to promote the importance of the digital industry in Switzerland on a political level. The creative economy is rapidly evolving in the wake of digitalization, and games are an important pillar of this development. The technological know-how and the creative talent  of our members is … Читать далее

A political dialogue with the SGDA that became a historic event for the Swiss Game Industry

«The idea came during a discussion with a representative of the Swiss Game Developers Association» states Jacqueline Fehr in a recent newspaper article. An idea that became political action: for the first time a broad cross-party coalition has brought a motion that asks to clarify how policy should influence the development of the Swiss game industry. Being in … Читать далее

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 … Читать далее