Celebrate Nordic Game Day in 115 Nordic libraries on 15 November! Which games are going under the Christmas tree this year? And which games are hitting the charts right now? This November libraries in the Nordic region will open their doors for fun and games in all shapes and forms.
“I am very pleased to say that with this year’s Nordic Game Day, the event has become a tradition – a Nordic tradition that the Nordic Game Institute is happy to support. This event confirms that computer games are a cultural-bearing medium,” said Nordic Game Institute board director Klaus Hansen.
Participating libraries will feature different games and topics in each local program, but share a common goal – to promote games as a cultural-bearing medium, just like books, music and film. “Games provide great storytelling, epic adventures and lots of fun and excitement,” said Nordic Game Day 2014 project lead Lone Munkeberg. “They create communities and social interactions.”
Nordic library visitors will also have the chance to take part in the “Icycle” competition (from the very cool indie developer Damp Gnat), where players will guide their bicycling character through a crazy world of exciting challenges – all in a quest to win some really nice prizes, like a Samsung Galaxy TAB 4 10.1, Samsung Galaxy TAB 3 10.1 and gift certificates for the online service OnePlay.
Nordic Game Day is organised in cooperation with International Games Day (IGD), with 1200 libraries worldwide participating. “The size of (this) event underlines that games play important role in modern dissemination of culture,” added Munkeberg.
IGD is driven by volunteers from around the world and coordinated by the American Library Association. IGD is also the driving force behind “The International Gossip Game” and “The Minecraft Hunger Games Tournament” that all participating libraries can also join.
See the list of participating libraries here.
About Nordic Game Day 2014
Nordic Game Day (this year on 15 November) is an annual event celebrating games, organised together with Nordic libraries working with computer games, the Nordic Game Institute, and game developers and publishers.
The goal of Nordic Game Day is to encourage public libraries across the Nordic region put an extra focus on games as a medium, both physical and digital, for just one day – underlining games as an established medium that belongs in libraries now and in the future.
Nordic Game Day is supported by the Nordic Game Institute and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Learn more at www.nordicgameday.com.