Last year the Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted with a qualifier at the Make Games Africa event in Cape Town. The South African game Drawkanoid won and went on to take the NGDC Season III Game of the Year at NG19.
So last week’s eighth round of the NGDC Season IV in South Africa was highly anticipated, not only by the NGDC organisers but also by the NGDC hosts Playtopia/Make Games Africa and this year’s three contestants.
With exciting new games on display and a string of great talks, Playtopia MGA really showcased the incredible growth of the local South African dev community, with the NGDC itself receiving very enthusiastic support.
The three contestants in Cape Town did a great job pitching their games on stage, but one exceptional team and title stole the hearts of the judges and audience – Unsigned Double Collective and their Nordic action adventure platformer Freja and the False Prophecy.
Check out the teaser trailer:
With Freja and the False Prophecy, South Africa delivers another strong contender to the NGDC finals in Malmö. A big congratulations to Unsigned Double Collective on their victory and a huge thank you to the organisers of Playtopia/Make Games Africa for another outstanding event.
See you at NG20 next May for the NGDC Season IV finalist expo and grand finals!
Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities still available with the fourth season tour.
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 and follow all the NGDC Season IV qualifiers at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.