The eighth Nordic Game Discovery Contest qualifier was held on 30 November at Spain’s AzPlay Festival. Five contestants went on stage in the main auditorium of Bilbao’s beautiful Azkuna Zentroa culture and arts center, pitching their game projects in front of an enthusiastic live audience as well as select panel of experts.
Announced later in the evening during the AzPlay Awards, the winner of the eighth NGDC qualifier was AlPixel Games and their game A Place for the Unwilling. A narrative experience created by the development team and an external team of fifteen professional writers, A Place for the Unwilling is set in the last days of a dying city.
Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis congratulating AlPixel Games.
Big congratulations to AlPixel Games and see you again for the Nordic Game Discovery Contest finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden. Also, a warm thank you to the organisers of AzPlay for a great event!
Before you go, check out the A Place for the Unwilling teaser trailer:
Get all the latest NGDC tour details right here!
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.
Learn more and follow the NGDC Season 2 winners as they make their way to the NGDC finals at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
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
29-30 Nov – AzPlay – Bilbao, Spain
13 Jan 2018 – NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
23 Jan – Ludicious Game Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
12-13 Apr – Dubai Game Conference – Dubai, UAE
16 Apr – Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
19-21 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
23-25 May – Nordic Game 2018 – Malmö, Sweden
Winners from the qualifiers 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, Appodeal 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.
Appodeal was founded by App Publishers for App Publishers. Appodeal was originally created in 2011 as an in-house ad mediation solution for Alfa Production, a mobile apps publishing company with a monthly audience of 4M active users across all apps.
After experimenting with most of the ad networks, mediators, and app monetization tools on the market to monetize Alfa’s apps, Founder & CEO Pavel Golubev was surprised to learn their in-house publisher-centric ad mediation platform actually performed the best — increasing their apps’ ad revenue by an impressive ~270%.
Golubev then realized that all mobile ad tools simply put the advertisers’ interests first, not the publishers. As a result, he decided to launch Appodeal to the public in 2015 — bringing the power back to the mobile app publishers.
Thanks to its innovative publisher-centric ad marketplace where ad networks compete against each other in real-time for every ad impression, Appodeal has significantly increased ad revenue for app publishers and has been growing rapidly ever since.
Learn more about Appodeal’s Win/Win Business Model here.
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.