Nordic Game Awards

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Welcome to the seventeenth edition of Nordic Game, the only conference in the world with a dedicated focus on the entire Nordic games industry.

This May, NG20 goes online with a second event, NG20+, slated for November.

Nordic Game Awards 2020

Update: And we have the winners! Congratulations to all of this year’s Nordic Game Awards nominees, and thank you for participating in our online awards show during NG20 on 28 May. Read about the Nordic Game Awards 2020 winners right here!

Always a highlight of the Nordic Game conference, this year’s live streamed show will spotlight the talent and expertise of the region’s studios as well as the amazing games they’ve released over the past year.

The Nordic Game Awards 2020 nominees are:

Nordic Game of the Year nominees:
Baba is You from Hempuli Oy (FI)
Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)
LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)
Mosaic from Krillbite Studio (NO)
Sayonara Wild Hearts from Simogo (SE)

Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen nominees:
LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)
Mosaic from Krillbite Studio (NO)
Sayonara Wild Hearts from Simogo (SE)
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two from Other Tales Interactive (DK)
What the Golf? from Triband (DK)

Best Art nominees:
Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)
Draugen from Red Thread Games (NO)
LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)
Little Misfortune from Killmonday Games (SE)
Sayonara Wild Hearts from Simogo (SE)

Best Game Design nominees:
Baba is You from Hempuli Oy (FI)
Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)
Degrees of Separation from Moondrop (NO)
Sayonara Wild Hearts from Simogo (SE)
What the Golf? from Triband (DK)

Best Technology nominees:
Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)
Deep Rock Galactic from Ghost Ship Games (DK)
Minecraft Earth from Mojang (SE)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 from Ubisoft Massive (SE)
Trailmakers from Flashbulb (DK)

Best Audio nominees:
Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)
Moons of Madness from Rock Pocket Games (NO)
Mutazione from Die Gute Fabrik (DK)
Rain of Reflections: Chapter I from Lionbite (SE)
Sayonara Wild Hearts from Simogo (SE)

Best Fun for Everyone nominees:
Baba is You from Hempuli Oy (FI)
LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)
Minecraft Earth from Mojang (SE)
The Stretchers from Tarsier Studio (SE)
What the Golf? from Triband (DK)

Best Debut nominees:
Barotrauma from FakeFish, Undertow Games (FI)
Burning Daylight from Burning Daylight Team (DK)
Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest from Ctrl Alt Ninja Ltd. (FI)
My Friend Pedro from Deadtoast (SE)
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two from Other Tales Interactive (DK)

Best VR/XR nominees (NEW category for 2020)
Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency from Neat Corporation (SE)
Curious Tales of the Stolen Pets from Fast Travel Games (SE)
Ghost Giant from Zoink Games (SE)
Glyph from Bolverk Games (DK)
Waltz of the Wizard: Extended Edition from Aldin Dynamics (IS)

We wish all of the Nordic studios on this year’s shortlist the very best of luck and congratulate them on joining the exclusive roster of Nordic Game Awards nominees.

2018 Nordic Game Awards

About Nordic Game Awards
Since 2006, Nordic Game has presented the Nordic Game Awards, an annual celebration of the year’s very best Nordic games in different categories, selected by a jury of games industry peers chosen in cooperation with the Nordic Game Institute.

The Nordic Game Awards 2020 is generously supported by Epic Games/Unreal Engine.

About the Nordic Game Awards 2020 jury
The following industry profiles from the Nordic region served as nominee jurors for the Nordic Game Awards 2020:

Gísli Konráðsson, Iceland
A game industry veteran and founder of Órói Game Studios. Gísli has for the past twelve years worked on a wide variety of games in Europe, Asia and the US

Jarle Hrafn Grindhaug, Norway
Jarle Hrafn has been writing about video games for close to twenty years and co-founded PressFire.no in 2008. He was also a part of the Nordic Game Awards jury in 2019.

Jaakko Kemppainen, Finland
Jaakko works as the regional artist of Games as Art. He has almost twenty years of experience in the games industry and education. Game design as an art form is his not-so-secret love.

Albertina Sparrhult, Sweden
From game designer to management consultant/team coach, Albertina has spent over ten years in the industry, on both indie and AAA titles. She loves coffee, dogs, dancing and pen & paper RPGs.

Victor Breum, Denmark
Victor leads Nordic Game Jam by night, studies creative direction at the National Film School of Denmark by day, while also cooking up his own games as designer and programmer.

NG20 dates

About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2020 marks its seventeenth edition. Gathering thousands of 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.

This year Nordic Game is organising two events in Malmö, Sweden: NG20 on 27-29 May and NG20+ on 25-27 November. Learn more and register right here!

Get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news, including updates about NG20 in May and NG20+ in November at nordicgame.com.

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