NORDIC GAME INDIE NIGHT
Nordic Game Indie Night 2013 is starting to look like a blast. It's wednesday 22 May from 18:00 – 24:00, and it's is squeezed in between Unite Nordic and Nordic Game Conference 2013. We expect a lot of people showing up, either as a final party of Unite, a kick-off of Nordic Game, a nice bridge between the two events or just a solo event in Malmö. The event is free and open to the public, so no reason not to show up.
During the night the 8 finalist games will be showcased and the audience will be able to vote for their favorite to win the Nordic Indie Sensation Award at the Nordic Game Awards on 23 May.
If you are traveling from Copenhagen by train you will be able to get a great ticket discount. Check out this link with all the information:
18:00 – 19:00 NGIN 2013 Game Showcase and Play Time
19:00 – 19:10 NGIN 2013 Summit Welcome
19:10 – 19:20 A message from our sponsor, Blackberry
19:20 – 19:40 Presentation of the finalist games by the NGIN Jury
19:40 – 19:55 GO AWAY LAU! by Petri Purho and Martin Jonasson
19:55 – 20:00 Massively Multiplayer Flight Simulator by Tim Garbos
20:00 – 20:15 Beer Break
20:15 – 20:25 A message from our 2nd sponsor, Innogames
20:25 – 20:40 Playmakers in Maldives by Amani Naseem and Patrick Jarnfelt
20:40 – 21:00 Panel: Games, Music, Love hosted by Richard Lemarchand
21:00 Party starts
21:00 – 22:00 Live showcase of "48 Hour Games", an interactive documentary movie about Nordic Game Jam
22:10 – 23:10 Concert by Anna Lidell
The nominees for Nordic Game Indie Sensation 2013
Our jury of Copenhagen Game Collective members, as well as previous finalists and game critics, researchers, and developers from the Nordic region has settled on eight games representing the breadth and quality of the Nordic Indie Scene:
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
The 4th annual Nordic Game Indie Night showcase and summit is sponsored by BlackBerry, and it's, as always, made in collaboration with Copenhagen Game Collective.
The purpose of the showcase is to call attention to talented indie developers from around the Nordic region. Last year’s showcase featured a variety of different indies and their awesome games, and over 400 attendees.
Here's a look at last year's brilliant event:
The Nordic Game 2012 Conference, in collaboration with the Copenhagen Game Collective, is pleased to present the 3rd annual Nordic Game Indie Night showcase. The purpose of the showcase is to celebrate talented indie developers from around the Nordic region.
We are super duper excited to announce the NGIN 2012 program for the night. Remember that we have selected eight finalist games that will be showcased at NGIN on Wednesday May 23rd from 18:00 – 24:00 at Slagthuset, Malmö. The event is sponsored by Blackberry and it is open and free for everybody to attend.
We are also happy to announced that this year, same as last year, there will be a public voting for the best game, the winner team will receive the “Indie Sensation Award” at Nordic Game Awards May 24 and Unity Pro Licences by Unity Technologies.
18:00 – 19:00 NGIN 2012 Game Showcase and Play Time
19:00 – 19:10 NGIN 2012 Summit Welcome by Copenhagen Game Collective
19:10 – 19:30 Richard Hogg will be discussing Whimsy
19:30 – 19:45 Juice It or Loose It by Petri Purho and Martin Jonasson
19:45 – 19:50 AAARRRGGGGHHH!
19:50 – 20:00 Beer Break
20:00 – 20:10 Why the f**k is Blackberry sponsoring NGIN 2012 by Anders Jeppsson
20:10 – 20:30 Talk by Nathan Vella
20:30 – 20:55 Here Is An Indie Game I Hate – Rant by Nifflas, Joel Nyström, Red Grim and Alexandra Mariner.
20:55 – 21:00 The Hottest Game Guy In The Nordics 2012 by Booth Babez With Brainz
21:00 – 24:00 NGIN 2012 Party featuring DJs Nifflas, Linde & Salkinitzor, Syltefar Selector and VJs Wizaro and Syltefar’s Sidek1ck.
And here is the event on Facebook as well: http://www.facebook.com/events/215852811866976/
We are looking forward to Wednesday!
Finalists revealed for Nordic Game Indie Night 2012
We can finally announce the finalists for this year’s Nordic Game Indie Night Showcase. Our jury of Copenhagen Game Collective members, as well as previous finalists and game critics, researchers, and developers from the Nordic region has settled on eight games representing the breadth and quality of the Nordic Indie Scene:
Amphora, by Moondrop [Norway]
Backworlds, by Juha Kangas, and Anders Ekermo [Sweden]
Back to Bed, by Team 1up [Denmark]
Blind Monk, by Christian Andersen and Toke Odin [Denmark]
Flight of the Fireflies, by Jonathan Hise Kaldma [Sweden]
Neon Zone, by House on Fire [Denmark]
The Swapper, by Facepalm Games [Finland]
LAZA KNITEZ!!, by Team Buttfighters [Denmark, US, Belgium]
Read more about the nominated games right here.
The eight selected games will be showcased Wednesday 23 May from 18.00 at Slagthuset, Malmö. The evening is free and open to the public and will feature inspirational and experimental speakers and party all night. We will release more information about the program for the evening in the following days, stay tuned.
One of the games will be selected by public voting during the night to receive the “Indie Sensation Award” at Nordic Game Awards on 24 May.
The Jury Chairman Lau Korsgaard has the following statement about the selection of the games:
“The Nordic Game Indie Night grows every year and this year has been the first where we have invited in an external jury to help with judging the games. This has been an extremely interesting and rewarding process but the sprawl of opinions and perspectives about what indie games are and should be has also made the selection process challenging. There has not been consensus about a single game and some judges favorites have been others most hated games.
We have chosen to let this diversity reflect the final selection of games, the chosen eight games are not compromises pleasing everybody but games that made a real impact on some of us. In fact, we think that is the most unifying aspect of what we call indie games: Not targeting everyone, but touching someone very specifically either aesthetically, mechanically, narrative, socially or physically.”
Read more about the nominated games right here:
Last year’s showcase featured a mix of well-known Nordic Indies and upcoming underground hits. The audience selected winner of the event and winner of the Nordic Indie Sensation Award, Vikings on Trampolines, by Norwegian D-Pad Studios, is announced to be their next game in development after finishing their highly anticipated Owlboy.
The showcase will be curated by the Copenhagen Game Collective with help from an extended jury of previous finalists and Nordic indie developers.
Are you an indie developer based in the Nordic region? Are you working on a game that’s innovative, special, or noteworthy in some way? Or maybe it’s just really fun? We want to see it!
To submit your game, email the Copenhagen Game Collective (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following info:
Title and description of the game
Links to screenshots and/or video
Background about you or your team, including where you’re based
The submission deadline is Monday, March 12.
We’ll confirm by email if we’ve received your submission. We may also follow up to ask you for a playable demo.
Then, we’ll send out notifications by mid April.
The Nordic Game Indie Night kicks off the Nordic Game 2012 Conference on 23 May in Malmö, Sweden. The night will feature live music and experimental micro talks by International and Nordic independent game developers. The event is free and open to the public and the audience will choose the 2012 “Nordic Indie Sensation” award from the invited games.
Throughout the conference, the invited games will then be exhibited on the conference showfloor for all the conference attendees to try.
Who: Indies from around the Nordic region!
What: Developer talks, showcase of games, and party!
When: Tuesday evening, May 10
Where: Luftkastellet i Slagthuset, Malmö, Sweden
And it’s all free and open to the public!
Doors open at 19:00h
Developer talks, 19:30h-21:30h
Party and exhibition at 21:30h
Music by Nifflas, Digital Nature, and Nils Deneken
VJs: Oppe Om Natten
Join us for the 2nd annual Nordic Game Indie Night showcase, co-organized with the Nordic Game Conference. The purpose of the showcase is to call attention to talented indie developers from around the Nordic region.
Like last year, the finalists will be giving short talks about each others’ games, in the form of a special indie developer roundtable. Then, we’ll open up the event for a party! The finalist games will all be displayed for the public to try.
Read more about our eight finalists here.
Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite finalist to determine the winner of this year’s “Indie Sensation” award, presented at the conference award show on May 11. We’ve also been told that our friends at Unity will be giving free Unity Pro licenses to the winning team.
We hope to see you there!
Nordic Game Indie Night 2011, curated by Knapnok Games, is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Nordic Game Indie Night showcase.
The purpose of the showcase is to call attention to talented indie developers from around the Nordic region. Last year’s showcase featured a variety of different indies, from Swedish IGF Nuovo winner Cactus to the Norway-based D-Pad Studio.
This year, the NGIN jury has been busy looking at and playing Nordic indie games, and now we’re finally ready to announce our final lineup for this year’s Nordic Game Indie Night showcase. Without further ado, here are the finalists:
* 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]
We received about 65 submissions, so competition was tough! There are so many games that we’re eager to share that this year we decided to expand this showcase to eight games (last year we showed six games). Additionally, one of these eight games will be selected for this year’s “Indie Sensation” award at the Nordic Game Award ceremony on May 11. Exciting!
Read more here!
Come join us for a night of inspiration, socializing, live music, and imaginative indie games!
Curated by and organized in partnership with the Copenhagen Game Collective, Nordic Game Indie Night will showcase six exciting new independent games from around the Nordic region. The games include:
Saira by Nifflas (Sweden)
Max and the Magic Marker by Press Play (Denmark)
Tuning by Cactus (Sweden)
Youropa by Frecle (Denmark)
Bob Came in Pieces by Ludosity Interactive (Sweden)
Owlboy by D-Pad Studio (Norway)
The developers themselves will be on hand to present the games and answer questions, and the event will open with an introductory keynote from industry veteran Jason Della Rocca.
The presentations will be followed by a party, featuring live music from Nifflas , visuals by Oppe Om Natten, and other still-unannounced surprises! The invited games will be made available for attendees to try, both throughout the night and during the conference.
Nordic Game Indie Night takes place Tuesday, 27 April at the Nordic Game 2010 venue, Luftkastellet in Slagthuset, Malmö, Sweden. Developer talks start at 7pm, party starts at 9pm. The event is free and open to the public.