NGDC Finals & Expo

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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.

Update, 25 May: Following an exciting NGDC Season II Final on Friday afternoon, 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.

Update, 24 May: 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.

View a listing of all NGDC Season II sponsors and partner events across Europe here.

NGDC Finals, NG18

As the Nordic Game Discovery Contest’s second season comes to a close, hosted by partner events throughout Europe, it’s time to harvest the fruits of the qualifying rounds with the NGDC Grand Finals and Finalist Expo at NG18.

NGDC Grand Finals and Finalist Expo
Fifteen of the sixteen finalists will battle live over two days in the NGDC Season II Grand Finals at NG18. They will fight 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 are:
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 Grand Finals & Finalist Expo schedule
NGDC Semi-Finals I: Wednesday, 23 May in Room Stockholm, 14:15-15:30
NGDC Semi-Finals II: Wednesday, 23 May in Room Stockholm, 15:45-17:00
NGDC Finals: Friday, 25 May in the Unreal Theatre, 14:00-14:45
Finalist Expo: The Round Bar, Wed.-Thu., 23-24 May/Dining Hall, Fri., 25 May

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

Find out more about the Nordic Game Discovery Contest, including the second season finalists, their videos and much more at!

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

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.

Check out our NG18 wrap-up article here and Nordic Game conference introductory brochure here 🙂

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