NORDIC GAME AWARDS

The Best Nordic Game is Finnish


“Resogun” won Best Game of the Year at Nordic Game Awards 2014.


On 22 May 2014, Nordic Game presented the eighth annual Nordic Game Awards during the conference in Malmö, Sweden. The Nordic Game Awards was hosted by Nicolas Estrup, who presented prizes in six categories and entertained the more than 1000 conference visitors who were present in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of venue Slagthuset.

 

…and the winners were:
 

Best Nordic Game
The competition in the main category was very tough this year with a strong list of successful Nordic titles. Games such as “Battlefield 4”, by DICE, Facepalm Games’ “The Swapper, by, and critically acclaimed iOS game “Year Walk”, by local heroes Simogo were among the nominees, but in the end “Resogun”, developed by Finnish studio Housemarque, came out on top.
 

Best Nordic Children’s Game
The Nordic region has a proud history of producing quality games for children. This year, the Swedish developers from  Stockholm-based Filimundus took the prize for their game “My Little Work Garage”.
 

Best Nordic Handheld Game
Nordic game studios are behind an impressive string of great contemporary titles on the handheld formats. Simogo was nominated with two games, and their chilling masterpiece “Year Walk” took the award.
 

Best Artistic Achievement
Among the nominees for this category were titles such as Swedish “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons”, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden), and “Oceanhorn”, by Finnish Cornfox Brothers (Finland), but it was the music puzzle game “140”, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark) which took the prize.
 

Best Nordic Innovation Award
“The winner in this category creates a solid foundation for a whole new genre of interactive entertainment by combining classic literary virtues with unique audiovisual puzzle solving.” Thus read the motivation by the jury when they awarded “Device 6” (Simogo, Sweden) the award for Best Nordic Innovation.
 

Nordic Indie Sensation Award
The Nordic Indie Sensation Award is a special public award. Visitors of the Nordic Game Indie Night and the Nordic Game 2014 conference were be able to try a list of eight nominated games and vote for their favorite. The winner was “Among the Sleep”, developed by Krillbite from Norway.
 

Nordic Game Awards 2014 was sponsored by Epic Games.
 

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

140, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark)

Battlefield 4, by DICE (Sweden)

Forced, by Betadwarf (Denmark)

Resogun, by Housemarque (Finland)
The Swapper, by Facepalm Games (Finland)
Teslagrad, by Rain Games (Norway)
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

 

Best Nordic Children's Game 2014

Angry Birds Go, by Rovio (Finland)

HokusPokus Alfons Åberg, by Hyper Games (Norway)

King Hunt, by Mountain Sheep (Finland)

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Fix the Factory, by Cape Copenhagen (Denmark)

My Little Work Garage, by Filimundus (Sweden)

Pettson's Inventions Deluxe, by Filimundus (Sweden)

Sprinkle Islands, by Mediocre (Sweden)
Steamworld Dig, by Image & Form (Sweden)

Toca Boca Hair Salon 2, by Toca Boca (Sweden)


Best Nordic Handheld Game 2014
Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)

Pet Rescue Saga, by King (Sweden)
Steamworld Dig, by Image & Form (Sweden)
Stick it to the Man!, by Zoink (Sweden)
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

 

Best Artistic Achievement Award 2014
140, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden)
Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)

Oceanhorn, by Cornfox Brothers (Finland)
Stick it to the Man!, by Zoink (Sweden)
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

 

Best Nordic Innovation Award 2014

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden)

Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)
Shelter, by Might and Delight (Sweden)

Supernauts, by Grand Cru (Finland)

Teslagrad, by Rain Games (Norway)
Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

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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