Update: Follow the NGDC’s second season at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
Finnish game developer Rusto punched out all the opposition live on stage in the NGDC qualifier at the Northern Game Summit (NGS) in Kajaani. With their hilarious fighting game Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters, Rusto charmed the audience in the fully packed auditorium.
Although the panel of experts, including game design legend John Romero, initially thought the game to be “very Finnish”, they decided to declare Rusto the winner of the qualifier in Kajaani.
Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis congratulating Sako Salovaara of Rusto.
Check out the game trailer:
Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters is now ready to go on to the NGDC finals at next year’s Nordic Game conference. Big congrats to Rusto and the Northern Game Summit– see you at NG18!
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.
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
16 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
19-21 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.