Prohelvetia «Mobile. In Touch with Digital Creation» is a programme initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council

2 Swiss projects selected at Sundance Festival

Artanim and Apelab participate in the Sundance Film Festival New Frontier program (January 21-31), highlighting the best in storytelling technology


13.01.2016 - virtual reality, festival, international 

RTS rapport fair_paris

Reportage de la RTS à la Game Connection

La Suisse est présente au plus grand salon français du jeu vidéo. Les concepteurs suisses misent sur l’originalité de leurs produits interactifs pour séduire le public. Voir ici.


09.11.2015 - videogames, exhibition, promotion, international 


#Swiss Games in India

A Swiss delegation visits the main Indian game event.


26.10.2015 - Swiss Games, international 


Media Review on #SwissGames at Gamescom 2015

Im Rahmen des Programms „Mobile. In Touch with Digital Creation“ kann Pro Helvetia den lancierten „Swiss Games“ Stand an der Gamescom Messe in Köln Anfang August 2015 als Erfolg verbuchen. Auch in den Medien erhielt die Initiative eine positive Resonanz. Hier ein Überblick:


27.08.2015 - Gamescom, interactive media; videogames, exhibition, press, promotion, international 

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Game Conference Zurich – Milan / Expo Milan 2015

The Game Conference Zurich – Milan will present the game developer scene of Italy as well as Switzerland. Looking back at the Swiss-Italian game jam that took place from June 16-18, you will get to know the results of a 48 hour creative journey. But we will also try to compare the video game industry of the two countries, looking for similarities, differences and into a future of possible cooperation between the two.


29.06.2015 - videogames, conference, international, switzerland 


#SwissGames Pavilion @ Gamescom 2015

Nach erfolgreichen Auftritten an der Game Developers Conference (GDC), der Game Connection und der Tokyo Game Show (TGS) führt  die #SwissGames Initiative die Promotion von Schweizer Produkte an der grössten Messe für interaktiven Medien weiter. 


29.06.2015 - videogames, conference, exhibition, international, switzerland 


Mobile @ Cross Video Days

Les Cross Video Days (Paris, 11-12 juin 2015) forment l’événement français de référence pour la création transmédia et web. Ils réunissent les principaux acteurs européens de cette branche, proposent des conférences, un marché et plusieurs compétitions. Les organisateurs ont été convaincus par quatre projets suisses, tous soutenus par Pro Helvetia à travers les appels à projets SwissGames ou transmedia.


27.05.2015 - transmedia, conference, international 


Call for Participation: #SwissGames @ Gamescom 2015

The next international #SwissGames delegation will bring the best game studios of the country to the Gamescom in Cologne, the biggest event dedicated to interactive entertainment in the World. Attracting about 30’000 professionals each year, the trade fair has become one of the industry’s leading events for promotion, networking and effective matchmaking.


27.05.2015 - videogame, conference, international 


3 #SwissGames at WN mobile Conference in St. Petersburg

In the frame of the Pro Helvetia exchange Program «Swiss Made in Russia», three Swiss mobile game studios will visit the «White Night Mobile Games Conference» in St. Petersburg to get in touch with an international network of mobile marketing specialists. 


26.05.2015 - videogames, conference, international 


Transalpine Game Jam in Milan

The Expo Milan 2015 is a perfect pretext to make game designers meet. At the initiative of the City of Zürich, Pro Helvetia, Ludicious - Zürich Game Festival and Playing Festival, Swiss and Italian creators will gather on June 17th and 18th for a 48h jam hosted by the Istituto Svizzero in Milan.


26.05.2015 - videogame, exhibition, international 


Beyond Cinema @ Cannes Festival

Dimanche 17 mai, le Festival Tous Ecrans/Geneva International Film Festival présente un showcase de cinq projets digitaux suisses innovants et détonants au Pavillon Next du Festival de Cannes.


29.04.2015 - transmedia, exhibition, international 


#SwissGames @ FMX2015

Switzerland is a country full of creative and innovative minds. The combination of high quality education and forward thinking spirit makes it one of the countries with the highest density of Intellectual Property per capita. 



28.04.2015 - videogame, exhibition, international 


#SwissGames Delegation @ GDC2015

4 studios will represent Switzerland in the most important international game event.


21.01.2015 - videogames, exhibition, international 


Call for Participation: Swiss Games @ GDC 2015

Starting at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the «Swiss Games» initiative will bring the best Swiss projects and studios to the most important events in 2015.

->Apply until January 15th <-



26.11.2014 - videogames, exhibition, international 


Swiss Games in Corea

During the Digital Art Weeks in Seoul, a selection of Swiss games are exhibited alongside Corean and American artists.


01.10.2014 - videogames, exhibition, international 


Kyoorus Design Yatra presents Etterstudio

As a collector of prestigious prices and nominations for his work with interactive media, Christian Etter will present his views on design to the audience of the Kyoorius Designyatra in Goa, India.


01.09.2014 - design, interactive media, international 


Amaze Johannesburg Features Swiss Game Designers

For the 3rd time the International Games and Playful Festival A MAZE Johannesburg will bring together african and international game developers to brainstorm their ideas and technics.  

September 11-13 2014


01.09.2014 - videogames, conference, international 

Tokyo Game Show

Swiss Games @ Tokyo Game Show 2014

The Tokyo Game Show is the biggest convention dedicated to videogames on the asian continent and represents an important gate to access the fastest growing market for interactive media in the world. A delegation of «Swiss Games» will exhibit its applicaitons from 18 to 21 september 2014. 


01.09.2014 - videogames, exhibition, international 

The Perils of Man timthumb

Swiss Games @ Gamescom 2014

Die Promotionstour der Schweizer Videogames geht weiter, nächste Station ist die gamescom in Köln.


04.08.2014 - video games, exhibition, international 


Experiments in Mobile Workshop

4 Swiss studios present their latest games and narratives for smartphones and tablets, on April 25 at FMX 2014 (Stuttgart).



08.04.2014 - video games, mobile, workshop, international 


Swiss Games: The Taste of Success

Signs have accumulated over the last weeks, promising a very engaging future for videogames in Switzerland on the creative side and on the business side. Let's have a closer look.


07.04.2014 - videogames, promotion, international, switzerland 

Swiss Gaming Corner head_boston

Swiss Games @ Pax East

Swissnex Boston will present a Swiss Gaming Corner from April 10 to 19th in and around the Pax East gaming convention.


07.04.2014 - videogames, exhibition, international 


GDC Play: 4 Swiss Games and One Award

Mobile presents the cutting edge of Swiss Games  at GDC Play. apelab was awarded "Best in Play" award for the first episode of their spatial Storytelling applcation IDNA. Meet our Studios at GDC!


07.03.2014 - videogames, exhibition, international 

apelab - Geek Run

Swiss Games @ swissnex san francisco

With the support of Mobile Swissnex sf will host two international events featuring Swiss Games during the Game Developers Conference (GDC), with: apelab, Etter Studio & Disney Research Zurich


07.03.2014 - interactive media, exhibition, international 


Swiss Games @ GDC 2014

Mobile is proud to present the next generation of Swiss game developers at GDC with the support of the SGDA, swissnex sf and AlpICT.


06.03.2014 - videogames, exhibition, international 

Global Game Jam Romand

Pour la première fois le Global Game Jam Suisse aura un volet romand ! La manifestation qui se déroulera au Musée Suisse du Jeu de la Tour-de-Peilz à partir du 24 janvier 2014 est ouverte à tous les créateurs et enthousiastes des jeux vidéo pour une durée de 48 heures! Pour particper, inscrivez-vous ici.


16.01.2014 - videogames, conference, international 

TGS Banner

Swiss Games @ Tokyo Games Show

In September 2013, Swiss Games made their debut at the international pavilion of the Tokyo Game Show (TGS). The multilateral initiative supported by the City of Zürich, the Alp-ICT cluster, Switzerland Global Enterprise and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia was much appreciated by the Japanese media, professionals and the general audience of the TGS. The number of total visitors at TGS reached 223’000 this year, showing the promotional potential of such an event.


02.10.2013 - videogames, promotion, international 


Best Experimental Game Award for Mirage @ TGS 2013

Mario von Rickenbach’s game «Mirage» which was supported by the Swiss Arts Council during the «Call for Projects: Swiss Games 2012/2013» was awarded «Best Experimental Game» at Tokyo Game Show 2013.


25.09.2013 - videogames, international 

Best Experimental Game Award for Mirage @ TGS 2013

Mario von Rickenbach’s game «Mirage» which was supported by the Swiss Arts Council during the «Call for Projects: Swiss Games 2012/2013» was awarded «Best Experimental Game» at Tokyo Game Show 2013.


25.09.2013 - videogames, international 

XML-Transmedia xmedialab

Launch of «Mobile» @ X Media Lab - Switzerland, September 27th

The «Mobile. In Touch with Digital Creation» programme will be officially launched on Friday the 27th of September during X Media Lab Switzerland.

27.09.2013 / 10.00-11.30

X Media Lab Switzerland

Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL)

5, Av. du Temple - Renens


23.09.2013 - transmedia, conference, international 

Monde Binaire

Motion Comics @ Fantoche

This Year the International Animation Film Festival Fantoche - in collaboration with «Mobile» – has set a focus on «Motion Comics» within its «Animation Multimedial»-track, inviting national and international artists to show the state of the art in this new field of design and showing a selection of works in an immersive exhibition.


22.09.2013 - motion comics, conference, international 

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Data-driven Storytelling @ Open Knowledge Conference

As a prologue of the «Mobile» programme, Pro Helvetia supported a track on Data Driven Storytelling during the Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) in Geneva. The use of data appears as a boundless new material to tell stories textually and visually.


22.09.2013 - open data, conference, international 

Game Gazer at swissnex sf PastedGraphic-1

Game Gazer - Multilaterale Initiative zur Promotion des Schweizer Game Designs

Game Gazer wurde von Pro Helvetia, swissnex sf und der Stadt Zürich als Initiative an der Schnittstelle von Kultur, Innovation und Wirtschaft ins Leben gerufen.


22.09.2013 - videogames, exhibition, international 

Swiss Game Design au CMODA

Swiss Game Design en Chine

L’expérience fructueuse de Pro Helvetia Shanghai et du CMODA à Pékin début 2013 a permis à l’exposition itinérante «Swiss Game Design», développée dans le cadre du programme «GameCulture», de se profiler en Chine.


20.09.2013 - videogames, exhibition, international