Danish PortaPlay came out on top when the experienced studio joined the twelfth qualifying round of this year’s Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) on 16 April at Nordic Game Jam in Copenhagen.
PortaPlay’s game Broken Lines – “a game for people who likes RTS, but are too slow to play them” – made a strong impression on the jury, consisting of indie adviser André Bernhardt, SYBO Games’ Sebastian Trelles, Justin Bailey of FIG fame and Christine Thaarup from Capnova.
Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis congratulating PortaPlay.
Before you go, check out the latest Broken Lines gameplay video:
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 launched the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) in 2016 – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
NGDC Season 2 (2017-2018)
TeamOcmo’s NGDC “Game of the Year” win and award ceremony at NG17 concluded a fantastic Nordic Game Discovery Contest debut season, and raises a high bar for the studios and teams to follow in NGDC’s second season tour.
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
25 Jan – Gamesforum – London, UK
16 Apr – Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
19-21 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
NGDC Wild Cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. Online submission for a wild card seat in the NGDC second season finals at NG18 has opened – the application deadline is 27 April. Learn more and submit your game right here!
23-25 May – Nordic Game 2018 – Malmö, Sweden
Winners from the qualifiers will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest grand finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.
Learn more about the Nordic Game Discovery Contest and follow the contest winners as they make their way to the NGDC second season finals at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2018 is its fifteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about next month’s Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam.
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.
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