The Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) was part of the recent BIG Festival in Brazil, organised as a hybrid show and broadcast online from Sao Paolo.
Scheduled as a session on the final day of the event, the fifth qualifier of the current NGDC season was hosted by Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis with industry experts Kathleen Evers (The Game Maker Fund), Jason Della Rocca (funding advisor and cluster expert) and Martin Cao (CEO, Nimble Giant) as judges.
A host of very promising games had been submitted to pitch at the qualifier, but only three games were selected by the NGDC review board to battle live for a seat at the NGDC Season VI Grand Finals this November:
Star Drifters (Poland) with their game Lumencraft
9heads Game Studios (Brazil) with their game No Captain Allowed
Dracma Studios (Mexico) with their game Candle Knight
After four intense rounds it was Dracma Studios’ Candle Knight that did best overall and was declared the winner of the qualifier. It will be exciting to follow the game as it enters the NGDC finals – a big congrats to Dracma Studios, and many thanks to the contestants, judges and a great production team at BIG Festival for creating a very enjoyable show.
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About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
Building on fourteen years of organising successful games industry activities, including the annual Nordic Game conference, regional funding programs, overseas networking events and other developer support initiatives, Nordic Game launched the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) in 2016 – an exciting, competitive challenge where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe and around the globe.
Learn more NGDC Season VI qualifiers, wild cards and finals, and get all the latest results at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2022 marks its twenty-first and twenty-second editions, as well as our return to historic Slagthuset. Gathering thousands of industry professionals in the spring and autumn each year, 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 Nordic Game 2022, online and in the venue, this May and November.
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