Nordic Game 2018 has now concluded. Many thanks to our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners and participants, and see you again next year.
Following our record-breaking 2017 event, it’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the fifteenth edition of Nordic Game, the only conference in the world with a dedicated focus on the entire Nordic games industry.
Over the years we’ve evolved from a humble regional conference into a truly global industry event, as our vision of a strong, united games community and the values so many of us share – openness, innovation and diversity – have resonated with games industry professionals around the world, and they have been welcomed into our extended family.
NG18 builds on this foundation of “Knowledge, Emotion, Business” – but also expands and evolves with this year’s event in many ways.
Our rapidly changing, interconnected industry doesn’t allow us to rest on our laurels, and our opening keynote (“Nordic Game, Where Are You Going?” on Wednesday, 23 May at 11:00 in the Unreal Theatre) brings together a panel of leaders from some of our most prominent Nordic studios to explore key challenges and opportunities for game developers moving forward.
Over the three days that follow, more than 160 additional speakers will inform and entertain in 100 plus sessions at NG18, including talks by Angie Smets (Horizon Zero Dawn), Siobhan Reddy (Dreams) and Robin Hunicke (Journey), Johnny Monserrat (Turbine founder) and Jason Roberts (Gorogoa). Another exciting group of talks will spotlight audio technology, hosted by Dolby.
True to the many values we share with our extended global family, we’re also introducing a string of talks – the Impact sessions – that delve beyond the albeit important business and technical aspects of game development, to encourage all of us to think more deeply about the real impact of the games we create – and how we create them – on our world.
One of the most valuable parts of the Nordic Game experience is “intimacy”: the socialising and the fun, only possible with the enthusiastic participation of game developers from all over the Nordic countries, and their peers from across Europe and around the globe.
NG18 will once again feature loads of networking events and parties, as well as the return of Discovery Day and Discovery Day Showcase on Friday, 25 May, and introducing the Yonderplay program – a special day-long session dedicated to experimental and artistic games, created in cooperation with long-time partners Copenhagen Game Collective.
Of course, we continue to proudly celebrate the sheer quality and variety of games developed in the Nordic countries, and this year’s Nordic Game Awards (Thursday, 24 May from 18:00 in the Unreal Theatre) once again reflects the imagination and vitality of developers from the region we call home.
MeetToMatch was a huge success story last May, with an incredible 2790 meetings held, cementing Nordic Game’s reputation as one of the world’s absolute hot-spots for games business. At NG18, this focus will also expand to the speaker program, with a new publisher-orientated business track.
Nordic to the world
Working hard to spread our vision of a strong, united games community across Europe (and soon around the globe), the Nordic Game Discovery Contest, now concluding its second season, will show the games of the sixteen NGDC finalists (23-24 May in the Round Bar) and crown this year’s winner (Friday, 25 May from 14:00 in the Unreal Theatre) at NG18, as well as host a range of new and returning country delegations in the NG Expo.
Become a NG18 partner!
Nordic Game would not exist without the tremendous support from our sponsors and partners. Please contact Teddy Florea here for more info about the wealth of opportunities available to put your brand in front of the entire Nordic developer community and their worldwide peers.
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.