2018 Nordic Game Awards nominees

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Nordic Game 2018 has now concluded. Many thanks to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners and participants, and see you again next year.

Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Nordic Game Awards! A highlight of Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden, the awards show this year takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on Thursday, 24 May at 18:00, sponsored by our dear friends at Epic/Unreal.

2018 Nordic Game Awards nominees

Host of the show will be Elie Abraham; composer, sound designer, voice actor and unyielding game jammer. Elie is known for speed-making music and holds the world record for number of games sound-tracked at a single game jam. Outside of video game audio, Elie designs escape rooms, DJs and is a stand-up comedian. Ellie will hand out prizes in eight categories, and the 2018 Nordic Game Awards nominees are:

2018 Nordic Game Awards, GotY nominees

Nordic Game of the Year

A Hat in Time, Gears for Breakfast (DK)
ECHO, Ultra Ultra (DK)
Little Nightmares, Tarsier Studios (SE)
Nex Machina, Housemarque (FI)
SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form (SE)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames (SE)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, GotY SS nominees

Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen

Milkmaid of the Milky Way, Machineboy (NO)
OCMO, Team OCMO (FI)
Pako 2, Tree Men Games (FI)
Returner 77, Fantastic, Yes! (DK)
SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form (SE)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, Best Art nominees

Best Art

ECHO, Ultra Ultra (DK)
Little Nightmares, Tarsier Studios (SE)
Milkmaid of the Milky Way, Machineboy (NO)
Nex Machina, Housemarque (FI)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames (SE)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, Best Game Design nominees

Best Game Design

A Hat in Time, Gears for Breakfast (DK)
ECHO, Ultra Ultra (DK)
Little Nightmares, Tarsier Studios (SE)
SteamWorld Dig 2, Image & Form (SE)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames (SE)
World to the West, Rain (NO)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, Best Tech nominees

Best Technology

ECHO, Ultra Ultra (DK)
Fugl, Muunluun (NO)
Sparc, CCP (IS)
Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA DICE (SE)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames (SE)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, Best Audio nominees

Best Audio

ECHO, Ultra Ultra (DK)
Figment, Bedtime Digital Games (DK)
Little Nightmares, Tarsier Studios (SE)
Nex Machina, Housemarque (FI)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, MachineGames (SE)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, Best Fun for Everyone nominees

Best Fun for Everyone

A Hat in Time, Gears for Breakfast (DK)
Fugl, Muunluun (NO)
Little Police, Filimundus (SE)
OCMO, Team OCMO (FI)
Passpartout: The Starving Artist, Flamebait Games (SE)

2018 Nordic Game Awards, Best Debut nominees

Best Debut

A Hat in Time, Gears for Breakfast (DK)
ECHO, Ultra Ultra (DK)
Milkmaid of the Milky Way, Machineboy (NO)
OCMO, Team OCMO (FI)
Passpartout: The Starving Artist, Flamebait Games (SE)

Congratulations to all the nominees for the 2018 Nordic Game Awards. See you at the show!

About the Nordic Game Awards
The Nordic Game Awards is organised by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation with Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game event team.

The Nordic Game Institute consists of the following game producer associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Virke Produsentforeningen (NO) and Producentforeningen (DK).

The organisers appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Sig Gunnarsson (IS), Aleksandr Manzos (FI), Jostein Hakestad (NO), Linus Svensson (SE) and Christina Majcher (DK).

About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and the 2018 edition was its fifteenth 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.

Get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news – including updates about NG19 – at nordicgame.com.