As the Nordic Game Discovery Contest’s third season comes to a close, hosted by partner events throughout Europe, it’s once again time to harvest the fruits of the qualifying rounds with the NGDC Season III Finals and Finalist Expo at NG19.
NGDC Finalist Expo
The NGDC Finalist Expo is where the seventeen finalists battle for the four available seats in the NGDC Final Four on Friday 24 May – and here they are:
Causa Creations, Path Out
Flying Pan Studio, Keg Wars
Sand Sailor Studio, Bossgard
Red Stage Entertainment, Skábma – Polar Night
Ovid Works, Metamorphosis
Valiant Games, Pendula Swing
Pixel Reign, Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries
Dusk Developers, Dusk
QCF Design, Drawkanoid
Sons of a Bit, Islabomba
Perfectly Paranormal, Helheim Hassle
Bad Dream Games, One Hand Clapping
Critique Gaming, Interrogation
Kong Orange, Vokabulantis
Atomic Wolf, Liberated
Throughout 22 May to 23 May, a secret panel of judges will visit the expo, and the task for the finalists will be to convince them and visiting NG19 participants that their game is the one that deserves to be discovered. The judges will consider the game itself and the way the finalists pitch it to them.
All NG19 attendees will be handed a ballot (voting list) when they pick up their conference badge. They can then vote for the NGDC finalist game(s) they think deserve(s) the “People’s Choice Award” – handed out on Friday 24 May at 16:00 during the final wrap-up session of NG19.
NGDC Finals – The battle of the Final Four (24 May, Unreal Theatre)
After two days of showcasing their games, the secret jury will decide which four games will go through to the NGDC Finals. These will be announced during the NG19 Dinner Experience (19:00 on 23 May), so be sure to be there!
The NGDC Season III winner and runner-ups will receive prizes from Dolby, Xsolla, 80.lv, Plan of Attack and Matchmade.
Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season III
Find out more about the Nordic Game Discovery Contest, including this third season’s qualifiers and finalists, at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
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 download the NG19 print program right here (note that speakers and content added after the print deadline appear on the website).
Get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news – including updates about NG19 – at nordicgame.com.