On 12 September, five game companies battled live on stage at the Dev.Play conference in Bucharest, Rumania, in the first qualifier of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) Season 2.
Each nominated developer pitched their nominated game in front of a panel of experts, including Martine Spaans, CEO of publisher Tamalaki, Jeferson Validates from Bandai Namco and Cvetan Rusimov, COO at Imperia Online.
In the end, Romanian developer Breadcrumbs Interactive came out on top with their game Yaga, an action RPG exploring the enchanted world of Slavic culture and folklore for PC and consoles.
Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis of congratulating Catalin Zima-Zegreanu from Breadcrumbs Interactive.
As a special NGDC winner’s bonus at Dev.Play, the team also received a 1000 EUR cash prize, sponsored by Carbon Incubator.
Check out the game trailer:
Breadcrumbs Interactive is now ready to go on to the NGDC Finals at next year’s Nordic Game conference. Big congrats to Breadcrumb Interactive and see you at NG18!
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 – Blibao, 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!
Get all the latest NGDC tour details right here.
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.