NGDC Finals & Expo

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As the Nordic Game Discovery Contest’s third season comes to a close, hosted by partner events throughout Europe, it will once again be time to harvest the fruits of the qualifying rounds with the NGDC Season III Grand Finals and Finalist Expo at NG19.

NGDC Finals, NG18

Flashback, 25 May 2018: Following the exciting NGDC Season II Finals last May, Yaga by Breadcrumbs Interactive (Romania) was crowned NGDC Season II Game of the Year in a ceremony following NG18’s closing session, with Greek Happyland Entertainment taking the People’s Choice Award for Go Heroes: Prometheus. Learn more here.

Flashback, 24 May 2018: The NGDC Final Four were revealed before an enthusiastic NG18 audience at the annual Gala Dinner, following the 2018 Nordic Game Awards ceremony. Learn more here.

NGDC Season II Grand Finals flashback
Fifteen of the sixteen finalists battled live over two days in the NGDC Season II Grand Finals at NG18. They fought first through the semi-finals on Wednesday, 23 May to come out in the final four for the NGDC Finals on Friday, 25 May.

The sixteen NGDC Season II finalists and their games were:
Yaga by Breadcrumbs Interactive (Romania), won at DevPlay, Romania
PyroMind by Dbabicius (Lithuania), won at GameOn, Lithuania
Lightspeed Frontier by Crowdwork Studios (Slovenia), won at Slovenian Game Conf.
Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters by Rusto (Finland), won at Northern Game Summit, Finland
Close To The Sun by Storm in a Teacup (Italy), won at Sweden Game Conference
Go Heroes: Prometheus by Happyland Ent. (Greece), won at Athens Game Festival
Obscuria by Insiduos Games (Portugal), won at GameDev Camp, Portugal
A Place for the Unwilling by AlPixel Games (Spain), won at AzPlay, Spain
Age of Space by PodPal Games (Norway), won at NM I Gameplay, Norway
Bushy Tail by Fuero Games (Poland), won at GamesForum London, UK
Broken Lines by PortaPlay (Denmark), won at Nordic Game Jam, Denmark
Second Hand: Frankie’s Revenge (Romania), won at Reboot Develop, Croatia
Youropa by Frecle (Denmark), qualified as wild card
Pode by Henchman & Goon (Norway), qualified as wild card
BOSSGARD by Sand Sailor Studio (Romania), qualified as wild card

Not able to compete in the NGDC Grand Finals at NG18:
Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder (Chile), won at Ludicious Festival in Zurich

NGDC Season II Finalist Expo flashback
All fifteen studios competing in Malmö also showed their qualifier-winning games in the NGDC Season II Finalist Expo, where the NG18 audience was able to play all the games, meet with the finest European development talents and vote for their favorites.

The Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season II was sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam.

Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season III
Find out more about the Nordic Game Discovery Contest, including this third season’s qualifiers and finalists, at

About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and the 2019 edition will be its sixteenth 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.

You can view and download last May’s NG18 print program right here.

Check out our NG18 wrap-up article here and get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news – including updates about NG19 – at