In conjunction with the finals of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (which debuted in October 2016) and in celebration of game innovators in the Nordic region and around the world, Indie Day becomes Discovery Day at NG17.
Indie is dead, long live discovery!
Formerly known as the Nordic Game Indie Day, the event organisers and partners believe that the time has come to leave the somewhat dividing and confusing “indie” appellation behind and focus on what brings developers together. Thus the new Discovery Day will still be a playful and fun experience, with a primary focus on the innovative and artful aspects of game development.
Discovery Day & Showcase: Friday, 19 May
Created and curated in close cooperation with longtime partners Copenhagen Game Collective, Nordic Game Discovery Day will be held as the last day of NG17, namely Friday, 19 May. Open to all NG17 conference pass holders, stand-alone Discovery Day & Showcase tickets are available for only 59 EUR. Get yours right here!
10:00 – 16:00: Loads of great talks, all conference auditoriums
The Discovery Day program includes a strong speaker line-up with some of the most exciting names in game creation today. Session details and speakers to be announced soon.
10:00 – 20:00: Discovery Day Showcase, Dining Hall
At the Discovery Day Showcase, developers can book a table in the Dining Hall and join the selection of great new game projects; visit the showcase to play the creations and meet the developers! Highlighting the Discovery Day Showcase will be the eight games nominated for the annual Sensation Award. All NG17 attendees will also be able to play the nominated games during the conference and vote for their favorite.
12:00 – 14:00: Lunch, Dining Hall
A complimentary lunch is included with all NG17 conference passes.
13:00-14:00: Discovery Contest Grand Final
At the grand final of Nordic Game’s debut live pitch contest, participants will present their games to the grand final judges, among them legendary Japanese game designer Fumito Ueda, and before an NG17 audience. Read more about the contest here.
15:00-16:00: NG17 Wrap-up, including Sensation Awards
Thomas Vigild is back with his not-to-be-missed conference wrap-up show, this year fused with a wealth of award presentations, including announcement of the Sensation Award winner as well as Discovery Contest “Game of the Year”.
16:00-20:00: NG17 After Hours
Nordic Game Discovery Day will end with a “chill” bang in the Dining Hall. Full of games, fun and surprises.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Northern Europe, and 2017 is its fourteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Expect much, much more at Nordic Game 2017. So don’t delay – put 17-19 May at Slagthuset in Malmö in your calendar and register today!