Nordic Game Discovery Contest

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Building on 14 years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game is introducing the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries, organised by Nordic Game Ventures.

Nordic Game Discovery Contest and partners

The Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted at the Day Zero pre-event of the Northern Game Summit (6-7 October 2016) in Kajaani, Finland. The tour continued at Konsoll 2016 in Bergen, Norway and at Sweden Game Conference in Skövde, Sweden.

In 2017, the tour includes the following events:
Reboot, 20-22 April, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nordic Game Jam, 21 April, Copenhagen, Denmark
Quo Vadis, 24-26 April, Berlin, Germany

Winners from Kajaani, Bergen and Skövde (as well as following stops on the premiere NGDC tour) will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals at Nordic Game 2017, 17-19 May in Malmö, Sweden.

Are you not attending our partner events? Fear not. Our online submission for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!

Check out the most recent regional winners below:


Ocmo wins at Discovery Contest debut


Space Krieg wins NGDC at Konsoll 2016


VR The Diner Duo wins at Sweden Game Conference

Discovery Contest Finals at Nordic Game 2017
The NGDC Finals at NG17 consists of two semi-finals and one grand final, 17-19 May. In all three stages, participants go on stage, pitch their games for five minutes and answer questions from an expert panel for five minutes.

Each participant will battle their way through a semi-final, held on Wednesday, 17 May and Thursday, 18 May respectively (participants will be notified which day they are scheduled for). Game/pitches in the top two of each semi-final win a seat at the grand final, taking place on Friday, 19 May at 14:00 in the main theatre of NG17.

In the NGDC Grand Final on Friday 19 May, participants will pitch their games in front of the NG17 audience and grand final judges, among them legendary Japanese game designer Fumito Ueda. The winner will be declared Discovery Contest Game of the Year and win guaranteed coverage/interviews with media outlets such as and Venture Beat, a free booth at the EGX Festival in September (the UK’s biggest game event) and a free pass to NG18 next year.

For the latest NGDC tour details and sponsorship info, download the PDF here.

About the Northern Game Summit
The Northern Game Summit is an annual two-day games industry conference where game creators mingle, connect and exchange ideas. Founded four year ago, NGS provides an easy-going environment for networking between newcomers and veterans in game development.

Learn more about the Northern Game Summit at

About Konsoll 2016
Konsoll is a conference/festival founded by the Game Developers Guild in Norway.

First organised in 2012, Konsoll has now become an annual event, where game developers gather for inspiration and wisdom from industry veterans, have a forum to communicate and network with peers, and above all have fun playing each other’s games.

Learn more about Konsoll 2016 at

About Sweden Game Conference
Sweden Game Conference is an annual international conference and game festival organised by Sweden Game Arena in Skövde, Sweden. The main theme of SGC 2016, 20-23 October at Arena Skövde, is “inclusive game development”.

Learn more about SGA and SGC 2016 at

About Nordic Game Jam
Nordic Game Jam allows everyone to join and make games in 48 hours. It is the biggest video game industry event in Denmark and one of the largest game jams in the whole world – jamming since 2006!

Learn more about Nordic Game Jam at

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About Nordisk Film
Nordisk Film is a leading Nordic entertainment company, distributor of Sony PlayStation products in the region and part of Egmont. Nordisk Film – Games is a new unit investing in Nordic game studios.

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About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures wants to grow great companies and secure future jobs while profiting from the greatest Nordic export industry success in ages, the games industry. Nordic Game Ventures is founded by ten Nordic games entrepreneurs and gamer entrepreneurs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Learn more about Nordic Game Ventures at

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 today!