In this game, you play a group a soldiers trying to extract Swiss drug money from Bolivia. The money is in containers like this:
They made them red so they’re easier to spot and put Swiss flags on them so you don’t accidentally take some other country’s drug money. Thanks, Mack, for the video I stole this screenshot from.
In this cold and dark survival game, it sure is useful that you can pick up briefcases full of ready-made Swiss fondue, here even hotkeyed to key number 5:
It took a while for me to notice: Left 4 Dead 2 has Swiss strongboxes in many levels, but disappointingly they’re filled with medical items instead of laundered money:
The amateurs at Valve have never been invited to a Swiss home, I guess, where after the evening’s competitive yodeling one usually retreats to the chalet’s upper floor to peruse the contents of the wall-mounted strongboxes, making sure none of the clock parts or hidden Jewish gold was stolen while one was outside.
Another game, this time it’s F.E.A.R.:
I guess it can’t hurt to have some Swiss chocolate around when there are paranormal things happening.
The sad part is that they repeated their mistake with F.E.A.R. 2, the medkits there look the same. Thanks to Mack for playing this in his rant about the games industry, I never played the game.
This has a Swiss flag inside a circle on the back of an ambulance:
For a big publisher? Shame on you.
The game Subnautica has a medical kit fabricator with a little Swiss flag on it:
And there is also a piece of equipment called “First Aid Kit” whose icon shows a Swiss suitcase full of money or chocolate or something:
When a first aid kit is enjoying its day on the beach, it looks like a little book documenting the history of the Red Cross:
But while it is being fabricated, it’s more like a block of Swiss chocolate:
For comparison, here is what an actual Swiss military choclate ration looks like:
Eagle-eyed reader MFA has spotted the following creative misuse of the Swiss flag on Apple’s MacBook Pro touch bar when using the Maps application:
And they even made mistakes! The Swiss flag has a ratio of 1:1, not 2:1 as shown here. There is only a variant with 2:3. Also, the red they used isn’t quite right, one of the proper reds would be Pantone Red 032 C. Not quite #F00, more like #F00000.
And here I thought Apple cared so much about getting their design right. Tsk, tsk.