Game developers get new home in Zurich

A new atelier for game developers in Zurich is set to strengthen the city’s reputation as a centre for computer games. Game creators will be able to share their experiences and exchange know-how in the SGDA Atelier, run by the Swiss Game Developers Association.
SGDA Atelier helps game creators in Zurich.
SGDA Atelier helps game creators in Zurich.

The SGDA Atelier in Zurich has opened its doors. The Atelier is a place where game creators can work in close proximity to another. Successful applicants will receive a workspace – and with it, access to industry experts who will be available to answer questions or direct game developers to the right person in the game industry, writes the Swiss Game Developers Association (SGDA) in a statement.

The goal of the Atelier is to promote exchange among game developers and support promising projects. It will also help further strengthen Zurich as a centre for computer games. The city is already regarded as an attractive location for game developers. The British game developer Gobo, for example, opened its first studio outside of its Brighton base in Zurich, naming proximity to Disney Research and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich as its reasons for choosing the city.

SGDA advocates for the long-term development and international success of the Swiss game industry. The association represents the majority of companies and individual developers located in Switzerland that professionally develop and sell computer games.

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