Sweden Game Arena and Nordic Game have renewed their Nordic Game Discovery Contest partnership, with Sweden Game Conference, 18-20 October in Skövde, Sweden to host the fifth qualifier of the NGDC second season.
The fifth qualifying round of this season’s contest will take place as part of SGC on 19 October. The winner will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals at next year’s Nordic Game conference, 23-25 May.
“I think the Nordic Game Discovery Contest is a great opportunity for companies to get their game projects discovered,” says Sweden Game Conference director Magnus Ling. “Sweden Game Conference is the perfect venue as we will have so many talented teams here on site that should seize the moment and apply for the NGDC round here in Skövde.”
“When the Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted last year, we had a great qualifying round at SGC,” adds Nordic Game program director Jacob Riis. “The heat winner, Whirlybird Games, then went all the way to the very last round at the finals at NG17 in Malmö, and the team did a splendid job on stage of the live pitch competition. I’m very excited to see which great game projects will arrive from Skövde this time around.”
Are you going to Sweden Game Conference, and do you have a game project which deserves to be discovered? Deadline for submissions is 2 October, and info about SGC, including NGDC submission, can be found here.
Get all the latest NGDC tour details right here.
About Sweden Game Arena and Sweden Game Conference
Sweden Game Arena is a cluster for game education, business, development and research in Skövde, Sweden. SGA provides opportunities to join, invest, study, research and profit, and also organises the annual Sweden Game Conference. SGC 2017 takes place in Skövde on 18-20 October, followed by the one-day Sweden Game Festival, games festival open to the public and taking place in the same location on 21 October
Learn more at swedengamearena.com.
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
Building on 14 years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game has created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
NGDC Season 2 Tour Plan (more events will be announced!)
11-12 Sep – DevPlay – Bucharest, Rumania
16-17 Sep – GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
29-30 Sep – Slovenian Games Conference – Ljubljana, Slovenia
5-6 Oct – Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
18-20 Oct – Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
27-29 Oct – Athens Game Festival – Athens, Greece
24 Nov – GameDev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
25-26 Nov – Game Factory – Chisinau, Moldova
29-30 Nov – AzPlay – Bilbao, Spain
23 Jan 2018 – Ludicious Game Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
April – Dubai Game Conference – Dubai, UAE
19-21 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
20 Apr – Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
23-25 May – Nordic Game 2018 – Malmö, Sweden
Winners from the qualifiers at Dev.Play will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.
NGDC wild cards
Are you not attending our partner events? Fear not. Our online submission for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games and Nordic Game Ventures.
About Nordisk Film Games
Nordisk Film is a leading Nordic entertainment company, distributor of Sony PlayStation products in the region and part of Egmont. Nordisk Film – Games is a new unit investing in Nordic game studios.
Learn more about Nordisk Film Games at www.nordiskfilmgames.com.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures aims to grow great companies and secure future jobs while profiting from the greatest Nordic export industry success in ages, the games industry. Nordic Game Ventures is founded by ten Nordic games entrepreneurs and gamer entrepreneurs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about Nordic Game Ventures at nordicgameventures.com.