CALL FOR PROJECTS: SWISS GAMES
36 new Swiss game projects!
The « Call for Projects: Swiss Games » was called « Let’s play together », and lo and behold, we now have 36 new Swiss computer games. We were looking for innovation, artistic merit and an international standard. The demands placed on the Swiss games developers were very high and the required level of professionalism was exacting. The four project partners – Fantoche, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Federal Office for Culture and the SUISA Foundation for Music – are all the more delighted with the enthusiastic participation in the initiative, and are sending the submitted prototypes on to the next round. This means that at the beginning of May, our international jury of celebrity figures will meet, appraise, discuss and decide. The jury has a total sum of 300,000 CHF to allocate, and they are permitted to award a maximum of 50,000 CHF per project. The SUISA Foundation for Music is providing an additional 15,000 CHF for the best original sound composition.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for all the entrants who responded to the « Call for Projects: Swiss Games », and look forward to presenting the award-winning games at the next Fantoche, running from 6 to 11 September 2011.
The international jury is made up of five industry luminaries, whom the project partners have been able to bring on board to select the grant awardees:
Guillaume de Fondaumière, France, Jury Chairman – Chairman of the European Games Developer Federation, co-CEO of Quantic Dream, producer of « Fahrenheit » and « Heavy Rain »
Kellee Santiago, USA – President of game design firm thatgamecompany, developer of the multi-award-winning online games « Flow » and « Cloud »
Frédéric Guillaume, Switzerland – animation filmmaker, producer and co-owner of the Cinémagination studio
Inga von Staden, Germany – Director of the Interactive Media degree programme at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, member of the programme advisory board of the FMX conference on animation, special effects, games and interactive media, Stuttgart
Diego Baldenweg, Switzerland/Australia – film music composer, co-owner of Great Garbo Music, which has won multiple prizes for film scores