Check out yesterday’s 2017 Nordic Game Awards “Audio” and “Fun for Everyone” nominees announcement here.
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 Niels Forsberg will hand out prizes in eight categories, with the nominated games to be announced this week – continuing today with “Debut” and “Technology”:
Best Debut nominees
The “Best Debut” award goes to a Nordic studio that has released its first game in 2016, not counting beta or early access. Five very talented and promising studios are competing in this category, among them Antagonist with Through the Woods, a chilling third-person psychological horror game set in a forest on Norway’s western coast.
Best Technology nominees
Nordic games are famous for many reasons, not least for their high-tech polish. Just look at some of the titles in the running for this year’s “Best Technology” award: breath-taking VR design in EVE Valkyrie, multiplayer innovation in Tom Clancy’s The Division and ground-breaking AI programming in Hitman. Every nominated game has a very good reason to be here.
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!