The SGDA Swiss Game Awards are back for the 5th instalment. The SGDA Swiss Game Awards is the game developers award ceremony of Switzerland and celebrates projects that have put the Swiss game industry on the radar.

Ludicious & SGDA Game Awards Night

Switzerland’s two major game design awards will be handed out on the same night: on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival will present its Innovation in Game and Emerging Talent awards to talented designers with the most exciting and creative new games, following an international call for submissions earlier this year.

SGDA – the Swiss Game Developers Association awards innovative Swiss games for the 5th time. With the Swiss Game Award Main Prize and the Audience Choice Award the association honours the best game developers in Switzerland.

The Nominees of the Swiss Game Awards 2018 edition

(re)format Z: – Blindflug Studios, Zurich

Colorful Darkness – Piñata Punch, Lausanne

Into Delight – Igor Neiman, Renens

Niche – Stray Fawn Studio, Zurich

Retimed – Maniax Games, Zurich

The Jury

Stefanos Piitidis (president of the jury), Senior Game Emulation Developer (Nvidia)

Yannick Rochat, researcher UNIL GameLab (Université de Lausanne)

Angela Blank (ToLL/Sony PlayStation Switzerland)

Ettore Trento (Nintendo Svizzera)

Jan Graber, independent journalist (Graber Texte/20 Minuten)