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 Swiss Arts Council, the Neuchâtel Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) and FONDATION SUISA are proud to announce that the second «Call for Projects: Swiss Games» was very successful: 43 projects have been handed in. A quick look at these games shows that they are represented by a high diversity in terms of game types, used platforms and by their high quality. Their origin is also highly diverse, with games coming from independent studios as wells as from established institutions and producers. All linguistic regions of Switzerland are represented proportionally and the high participation of female developers is very good news.
From March 18th to 19th, a international Jury consisting of 5 experts will meet in Neuchâtel and selects the projects that will be supported in their development with grants up to CHF50’000. The award ceremony will be held in Neuchâtel on 9th of July during the symposium Imaging the Future organized by NIFFF. Subsequently, the games will be shown in a temporary exposition during the festival.
A MAZE Indie Connect will take place at DGT 13 – Deutsche Gamestage - in Berlin. From April 24th to 26th the platfrom will offer plenty of space for Games Developers to connect with Game enthousiasts. Beside the conferences, workshops and exhibitions, A MAZE will distribute “The Most Amazing Indie Game Award“. The call is opened until march 15th. Entries here!
Swiss video game designer have until January 15th 2013 at midnight to enter the competition jointly organized by the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Festival (NIFFF), the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the FONDATION SUISA to promote the creation of Swiss video games. An international Jury presided by Malte Behrmann, General Secretary of the European Games Developer Federation (EGDF), will assess all the entries and decide on selective grants totaling CHF 150’000. In addition, the FONDATION SUISA will award the best sound composition with a prize of CHF 15’000.
The selected games will be displayed from July 5th to July 13th 2013 in an exposition during the 13th edition of NIFFF .
Register online and find information regarding the «Call for Projects 2012/2013: Swiss Games 2012/2013» here