NORDIC GAME AWARDS

Nominees revealed for Nordic Game Awards 2014

 

Nordic Game Awards is back for 2014. A highlight of the Nordic Game Conference, this years' show will take place in The Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on 22 May at 18:00. Host of the show will be Nicolas Estrup, international game media guru of Pixel.tv and TV2 Zulu fame (in Denmark at least ☺).

 

And now, the nominees…
Nicolas will hand out prizes in six categories. Here are the nominated games:

 

Best Nordic Game of the Year 2014
Battlefield 4, by DICE (Sweden)
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)
The Swapper, by Facepalm Games (Finland)
Resogun, by Housemarque (Finland)
Teslagrad, by Rain Games (Norway)
Forced, by Betadwarf (Denmark)
140, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark)

 

Best Nordic Children's Game 2014
Toca Boca Hair Salon 2, by Toca Boca (Sweden)
My Little Work Garage, by Filimundus (Sweden)
Sprinkle Islands, by Mediocre (Sweden)
Steamworld Dig, by Image & Form (Sweden)
Pettson's Inventions Deluxe, by Filimundus (Sweden)
Angry Birds Go, by Rovio (Finland)
King Hunt, by Mountain Sheep (Finland)
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Fix the Factory, by Cape Copenhagen (Denmark)
HokusPokus Alfons Åberg, by Hyper Games (Norway)

 

Best Nordic Handheld Game 2014
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)
Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)
Steamworld Dig, by Image & Form (Sweden)
Stick it to the Man!, by Zoink (Sweden)
Pet Rescue Saga, by King (Sweden)

 

Best Artistic Achievement Award 2014
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)
Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)
Stick it to the Man!, by Zoink (Sweden)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden)
Oceanhorn, by Cornfox Brothers (Finland)
140, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark)

 

Best Nordic Innovation Award 2014
Shelter, by Might and Delight (Sweden)
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)
Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden)
Teslagrad, by Rain Games (Norway)

 

New Nordic Indie Sensation 2014
The purpose of the award is to recognize new talent from the Nordic Region. The nominated games in this category are found through an application process, lead by Copenhagen Game Collective, the curators of Nordic Game Indie Night. Eight games will be nominated, and they can be tested and voted for by the public during Nordic Game Indie Night 2014 on 21 May.

 

About Nordic Game Awards
The Nordic Game Awards is organised by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation with Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game Conference. The Nordic Game Institute consists of the following game producers’ associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Spillprodusentforeningen (NO), and Producentforeningen (DK).

 

The organisations appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Ann-Sofie Sydow (Sweden), Aki Järvilehto (Finland), Bjarki Þór Jónsson (Iceland), Jon Cato Lorentzen (Norway), and Thomas Vigild (Denmark).

 

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Here are the results from NGA 13:
 

Nordic Game Awards 2013: The Best Nordic Game is Danish!

 

“Hitman: Absolution” won Best Game of the Year at Nordic Game Awards 2013.

On 23 May 2013, Nordic Game presented the seventh annual Nordic Game Awards during the annual conference in Malmö, Sweden. Highlight of the conference’s gala dinner, the Nordic Game Awards was hosted by Ann-Sofie Sydow, who presented prizes in six categories and entertained the more than 900 conference visitors who had reserved a seat in the dining hall of Slagthuset.

 

…and the winners were:

 

Best Nordic Game 2013:

Hitman Absolution, IO Interactive, Denmark

 

Nominees:
Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio, Finland
Clash of Clans, Supercell, Finland
Crusader Kings II, Paradox Development Studio, Sweden
EVE Online: Retribution
Hitman Absolution, IO Interactive, Denmark
Hotline Miami, Dennaton Games, Sweden
Krater, Fatshark, Sweden
Little Big Planet Vita, Tarsier Studios, Sweden
Naval War: Arctic Circle, Turbo Tape Games, Norway

Best Nordic Children's Game 2013:

Toca Tailor, Toca Boca, Sweden

 

Nominees:

Blocksworld, Boldai, Sweden
Flyttefjæs, Copenhagen Bombay, Denmark
Pippi Långstrumps Villa Villekulla, Filimundus, Sweden
Toca Tailor, Toca Boca, Sweden

Best Nordic Handheld Game 2013:

Hay Day, Supercell, Finland

 

Nominees:

Clash of Clans, Supercell, Finland
Hay Day, Supercell, Finland
Subway Surfers, Kiloo, Denmark
Voodoo Friends, Cego, Denmark

Best Artistic Achievement Award 2013:

Unmechanical, Teotl Studios and Talawa Games, Sweden

 

Nominees:
Hitman Absolution, IO Interactive, Denmark
Pid, Might & Delight, Sweden
The Silent Age, House of Fire, Denmark
Unmechanical, Teotl Studios and Talawa Games, Sweden

Best Nordic Innovation Award 2013:

Dragonbox, Wewanttoknow, Norway

 

Nominees:
Blocksworld, Boldai, Sweden
Dragonbox, Wewanttoknow, Norway
Forsvundet i Tiden, Bysted, Denmark
Hotline Miami, Dennaton Games, Sweden

Nordic Indie Sensation Award 2013
This award is a special public award. Visitors of the Nordic Game Indie Night (22 May) and the Nordic Game 2013 conference (23-24 May) tried all the nominated games and voted for their favorite. The winner was:

Badland, Frogmind, Finland


The nominees:
Badland, Frogmind, Finland
Clairvoyance, Erik, Johannes, Nicke & Oscar, Sweden
Flowstorm, Neat Corporation, Sweden
Rymdkapsel, Martin Jonasson, Sweden
Stikbold, Team Stikbold, Denmark
The Mission,  Xavier Lafont, Denmark
The Plan, Krillbite, Norway
The Silent Age, House on Fire, Denmark

About Nordic Game Awards
The Nordic Game Awards is organised by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation with Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game Conference. The Nordic Game Institute consists of the following game producers’ associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Producentforeningen (DK), and Spillprodusentforeningen (NO).

The organisations appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Steve Dahlskog (Sweden), Mariina Hallikainen (Finland), Stefania Halldórsdóttir (Iceland), Ellen Lyse Einarsen (Norway), and Thomas Vigild (Denmark).



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