Swiss Games Wanted

Grants for Swiss computer games

Listen up if you're creative! In collaboration with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Switzerland's Federal Office of Culture and the SUISA Foundation for Music, Fantoche is launching the first call for projects for Swiss computer games. The scheme seeks to promote unreleased projects of a high standard, with artistic merit and strong distribution potential. We are interested in creations of any kind from the field of computer games that are bold enough to take a chance on innovative game concepts, tell interactive stories, and use jaw-dropping graphics to push open doors to new image worlds. The "Call for Projects: Swiss Games” also aims to encourage creative people from different disciplines to team up to break new ground together.


The "Call for Projects: Swiss Games” is aimed exclusively at game developers in or from Switzerland. A jury of international experts will judge the contributions submitted and award grants of a maximum of CHF 50,000 per project. For this first-time award of grants, a framework credit arrangement for a total of CHF 300,000 will be available in 2011.


The computer games awarded grants by the jury will be presented in a special exhibition at Fantoche in Baden, in September 2011. The SUISA Foundation for Music is providing an additional prize of CHF 15,000 to be awarded to the best original sound composition offered by the computer games selected for grants.


The deadline for submissions is 15 March 2011. Information on the eligibility requirements and the procedure for submitting a contribution to the "Call for Projects: Swiss Games” can be found in the guidelines, which are available for download. An Italian version of the guidelines is available on request.


Participation is via the link given below. Please note that application is online only, and in English. If you have any questions, please contact Dominik Marosi, assistant to the artistic director:, +41 (0)56 290 14 46

Registration "Call for Projects: Swiss Games”

Programme "GameCulture: From Game to Art” from Pro Helvetia
Download guidelines
"Call for Projects: Swiss Games”