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"Video games an important part of our culture"

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Aug. 21, 2019

The Home Affair Minister Alain Berset says video games are an important part of our culture and contributes to the economy.

Pixabay "Video games an important part of our culture"

He was visiting Gamescom in Cologne in Germany. He points out the industry itself is three times bigger than the film industry and in Switzerland, it employs 600 people and turns over almost CHF 150m.

The Swiss arts council has funded the Swissgames pavilion at Gamescom which is highlighting 18 video games companies. The council is budgeting CHF 2m a year to promote the industry internationally.

 

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