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.
Book a Discovery Showcase table!
Attention developers! Reserve a display/demo table on Friday, 19 May in the Discovery Showcase area (located in the foyer of the NG17 Dining Hall) for just 299 EUR. Here you can show-off your game to the world and get the feedback/kudos you’re looking for 🙂 Each reservation includes a table (1.5 M x 0.8 M), two chairs and electrical supply. It’s up to you to bring your game and the tech to run it on, as well as decoration for your table and lots of swag for the big crowds who’ll be lining up to give your creation a go!
Discovery Day program, Friday, 19 May
Created and curated in close cooperation with longtime partners Copenhagen Game Collective, 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 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 Showcase, Dining Hall
At the Discovery 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 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: Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals
At the grand final of Nordic Game’s debut live pitch contest, participants will present their games to the NGDC Finals jury, among them legendary Japanese game designer Fumito Ueda, and before an NG17 audience.
Read more about the contest here.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, GamesIndustry.biz and Nordic Game Ventures. NGDC partner events include Northern Game Summit, Konsoll, Sweden Game Conference, Nordic Game Jam, Reboot Develop and Quo Vadis.
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.
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!