The Norwegian games industry celebrated the year’s best games at Kavalkaden last week, and hosted the Nordic Game Discovery Contest’s second fifth season qualifier.
Spillprisen, the annual Norwegian awards show and highlight of Kavalkaden, was presented online with Nordic Game favorite Jon Cato Lorentzen (former Krillbite CEO) as co-host. The NGDC qualifier kicked-off the festivities, with the three promising game projects selected for the contest in Norway engaging in a fierce online battle.
The all-Norwegian line-up included the adventure game Dude, Where is My Beer? from
Arik Zurabian and Edo Brenes, the VR puzzler KARTOFFL by Breach VR and the arena shooter Setback from Setback.
All three teams did a great job pitching in front of judges from Xsolla, Microsoft and WhisperGames, breaking even in voting after the first three rounds.
But in a brilliant “last chance” round from Arik Zurabian and Edo Brenes, Dude, Where is My Beer? grabbed the victory and will represent Norway in the NGDC Grand Finals at fall edition of NG21 this November in Malmö, Sweden.
Check out the trailer for Dude, Where is My Beer?:
The selected game will earn a seat in the NGDC Grand Finals at the November edition of NG21 in Malmö, Sweden, as well as prizes from Xsolla, Microsoft, WhisperGames and PR specialists Games Branding.
NEW for NGDC Season V
We are thrilled to welcome PR specialists Games Branding onboard as new NGDC partner, as this will guarantee extended media coverage for all qualifier contestants.
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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 about all the NGDC Season IV qualifiers – and get ready for Season V – at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2021 marks its nineteenth and twentieth editions. Gathering thousands of 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.
Nordic Game doubles up again with NG21 on 26-28 May and in November, following last year’s digital debut at NG20 and twice the knowledge, emotion and business at NG20+.
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