In November 2012, we met in Lausanne at the NEXT LEVEL symposium to look back on the results that were achieved during GameCulture and to deliberate on future initiatives to support Swiss game designer in the future.
Besides working on multilateral projects to promote Swiss Games abroad, thinking on ways to interact at the crossroads of culture and economy, we have been working on the next programme dedicated to digital culture, broadening our view on digital creation.
It’s by now time to introduce you all to «Mobile. In Touch with Digital Creation» the new programme initiated by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, which will investigate the impact of the omnipresence of mobile and connected interfaces on contemporary creation. The areas of activity favored by the programme are transmedia and interactive media, including videogames, augmented reality and interactive graphic novels. We will launch the programme on Friday September 27th at X Media Lab – Switzerland in Lausanne, finger crossed.
See you on «Mobile»!
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) and FONDATION SUISA are pleased to announce the winners of the «Call for Projects: Swiss Games 2012/2013». The awards were handed out July 9th in the course of an official ceremony in the presence of the various juries, representatives of the three organizing bodies, the developers of the seven winning games as well as a large audience. We are happy to provide an insight into these productions on the online cultural promotion platform «Swiss Arts Selection».
The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF), the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the FONDATION SUISA, organizers of Call for Projects : Swiss Games 2012/2013, have the pleasure of inviting you to the Swiss Game Selection Ceremony, which will take place during the symposium Imaging The Future on
TUESDAY 9 JULY AT 6 PM
AT THE THÉÂTRE DU PASSAGE | PASSAGE MAX-DE-MEURON 4 | NEUCHÂTEL
Florian Faller, Adrian Stutz and Mario von Rickenbach were invited by the Alexandre Clavel Council to curate an exhibition at the Villa Wenkenhof in Riehen. The vernissage of «Bits and Beats» will take place on Thursday 6th of June at 7pm and will be the opportunity for the Alexandre Clavel council to announce the award handed over to these artists in order to support and promote game design in Switzerland. Congrats!
Bits and Beats: Villa Wenkenhof, June 7th to 9th 2013, 2-6pm
Besides showing the cultural and societal impacts of videogames, Press Start to Play will allow the visitors to experience the different aspects of games in depth – while playing. In order to bring videogames to a broader context, the exhibition will show their relation to other media like movies, theater or music. The doors of the Spielzeugmuseum will open on May 24th at 5.30pm and will close with a playable-bar (Spiel-bar in German) later at night