A highlight of the annual Nordic Game conference, this year’s edition of the Nordic Game Awards takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on Thursday, 18 May at 18:00.
Host of the show will be Niels Forsberg, recently honored as “Biggest Geek-Comedian in the World” by Utrecht International Comedy Festival. No pressure at all 😉
Niels will hand out prizes in eight categories, with the nominated games to be announced over the next four days – starting today with “Audio” and “Fun for Everyone”:
Best Audio nominees
As with all the categories, the competition here is fierce. The Battlefield series is well-known for its striking audio, and the latest chapter is no exception, being nominated for several awards already. This is also the case for Playdead and their award-winning title INSIDE – and with three other very strong contenders, it’s looking like a tough decision for the jury:
Best Fun for Everyone nominees
A special award for the best children’s, family, social or casual game that’s suitable (and enjoyable) for a wide range of people and ages. The headliners in this category include Clapper, which took the “Indie Sensation Award” at NG16, as well as the latest Salon release from veterans at Toca Boca and the crazy sports game Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure:
Check back tomorrow for more 2017 Nordic Game Awards nominee announcements!
The Nordic Game Institute consists of the following game producer associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Spillprodusentforeningen (NO) and Producentforeningen (DK).
The organisers appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Bjarki Thor Jónsson (Iceland), Juho Kuorikoski (Finland), Rune Fjell Olsen (Norway), Niklas Sintorn (Sweden) and Astrid Mie Refstrup (Denmark).
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2017 is its fourteenth 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.
Expect much, much more at Nordic Game 2017. So don’t delay – put 17-19 May at Slagthuset in Malmö in your calendar now and register today!