Gaming fever continues in 2016…
November 2016, Bangalore and Hyderabad
Every year, swissnex India hosts a gaming night to showcase Swiss creativity and innovation in gaming to Indian game lovers. In 2016, we extended the ‘night’ to a ‘week’ by organizing a Gaming Tour for the visiting Swiss delegates to India’s gaming hotspots – Bangalore and Hyderabad!
11 Swiss game developers landed in India on 7th November for the weeklong tour. The week comprised of two ‘pitch nights’ wherein the Swiss developers presented their games to enthusiasts, developers and investors in India. The exciting games on display were –
Oniri Islands – Oniri Islands is a cooperative adventure game for two players. The heroes are two smart toys connected to your tablet. Move them on the screen to explore the fabulous world of Oniri Islands!
Hell Eluja – A 2-player asymmetrical horror game, using two different devices. The first player plays as the Rogue and wears a virtual reality headset, while the second called Dungeon Master plays on a tablet.
Airships – Conquer the Skies, players construct steampunk vehicles and use them to conquer the world and compete against other players.
Scribb – a computer game in which the physical area scanned by the mouse is an integral part of the interaction.
Spher – An iPad game project developed with Unity. Spher is a game where the spheres are half spheres and the goal is to link two adjacent spheres of the same colour in order to get a full sphere
Cherry Island – War game that takes place on the islands of Cherry, a strategic area between South and North America.
The Swiss delegates were provided the opportunity to completely immerse into the local gaming ecosystems in Bangalore and Hyderabad. swissnex India organized individual meetings with game studios, designers, developers and investors for the delegates. They also had the chance to participate in India’s largest gathering of game developers, the NASSCOM Game Developers Conference 2016.
The tour left an impression on the visiting delegates. Here’s what they had to say about India’s game scene –
The tour produced several exciting possibilities of collaboration between the Indian and Swiss developers.
It was an exciting week for the Swiss delegates and for us at swissnex India, as we were able to provide inroads and establish meaningful connections between members of the gaming community in both the countries. Let’s see what 2017 has in store …