Nordic Game Awards 2011: Nominees revealed

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Nordic Game Awards 2011: Nominees revealed


The competition looks stronger than ever for the chosen titles of Nordic Game Awards 2011.

On 11 May, Nordic Game presents the fifth annual Nordic Game Awards. Highlight of the conference’s dinner and party, the Nordic Game Awards will be hosted by Jason Della Rocca, famously known for his Canadian yet Nordic sense of humor.

Jason will present prizes in five categories: Best Nordic Game, Best Nordic Children’s Game, Best Nordic Handheld Game, Best Artistic Achievement, and the special Nordic Indie Sensation Award. The nominees for the five categories have now been revealed. Check them all out below, or go to the awards page on www.nordigame.com to see the trailers, try out the demos, and to read more about the boring background stuff.

The winners of the first four categories is selected by the Nordic Game Awards jury. The Nordic Indie Sensation is a special public award. Visitors of the Nordic Game Indie Night and the Nordic Game 2011 conference will be able to try all the games in that category and vote for their favorite.

Best Nordic Handheld Game:
Axe in Face, By Blue Carrot Design, Denmark
Kosmo Spin, by Simogo, Sweden
LabyMania, by Amygdala Studios, Denmark
Maximus Musicus, by Fancy Pants Global, Iceland
Monster Trucks Nitro 2, by RedLynx, Finland
Shadow Cities, by Grey Are Labs, Finland
The Package, by Rock Pocket AS, Norway
World in War, by Fabrication Games/PAN Vision, Sweden

Best Artistic Achievement:
Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer, by Funcom, Norway
Cities in Motion, by Colossal Order, Finland
Incursion Incursion Incursion - the character creator, by CCP, Iceland
Just Cause 2, by Avalanche, Sweden
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, by IO Interactive, Denmark
Kung-Fu Live, by Virtual Air Guitar Company, Finland
LIMBO, by Playdead, Denmark
Minecraft, by Mojang, Sweden

Best Nordic Children’s Game:
ABCity, by ABCity, Denmark
Flåklypa Grand Prix, by Ravn Studio, Norway
Ilomilo, by Southend, Sweden
Landit Bandit, by The Bearded Ladies, Sweden
Maximus Musicus, by Fancy Pants Global, Iceland
Petran planeetta, by Draamaforum, Finland
Pets vs. Monsters, by Funcom, Norway
Playing History, by Serious Games Interactive, Denmark

Best Nordic Game:
Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer, by Funcom, Norway
Alan Wake, by Remedy, Finland
Battlefield Bad Company 2, by EA DICE, Sweden
B.U.T.T.O.N, by Copenhagen Game Collective, Denmark
Dead Nation, by Housemarque, Finland
Just Cause 2, by Avalance, Sweden
LIMBO, by Playdead, Denmark
Vikings of Thule, by Gogogic, Iceland

Nordic Indie Sensation:
1916 – Der unbekannte Krieg, by Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel, Denmark
Cobalt, by Oxeye Game Studio, Sweden
Jesus vs Dinosaurs, by Martin Jonasson and Petri Purho, Sweden & Finland
Mobiloid, by Monty Games, Denmark
Nimbus, by Noumenon Games, Sweden
Paul & Percy, by Mads Peter Vedsten Larsen, Klaus Kabel Kritensen, and Magnus Poppel, Denmark
Spirits, by Spaces of Play, Sweden
Vikings on Trampolines, by D-Pad Studio, Norway

Nordic Game Media contact:
Jacob Riis
jacob@nordicgame.com

 


 



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