Update: Check out the NGDC Season IV finalist videos here and get ready to vote for your People’s Choice on the Nordic Game Discord channel during NG20+!
The Season IV Grand Finals of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) will take place at the upcoming Nordic Game conference, NG20+ on 25-27 November.
The NGDC Season IV Grand Finals mark the conclusion of the NGDC’s fourth season, with talented game developers battling in fierce but fun pitching contests at NGDC partner events all over the world since June 2019. On 27 November, one of the 16 competing finalists will claim victory as winner of the prestigious NGDC Game of the Year award.
“The talent pool of the NGDC Season IV finalists is the deepest and most diverse we’ve seen in NGDC history,” says NGDC host and organiser Jacob Riis. “It will be very exciting to follow each of them in the final stretch during NG20+ as they battle for top honors – a lot like watching a world cup for game dev talent.”
And the NGDC Season IV finalists are:
Team Chronos (Portugal) presenting Chronos, qualified at GameDev Camp (Lisbon)
Unsigned Double Collective (South Africa) presenting Freja and the False Prophecy, qualified at Playtopia/Africa Games Week (Cape Town)
FearLand Team (Romania) presenting FearLand, qualified at DevPlay (Bucharest)
Loeding (Norway) presenting Last Days of Snow (formerly SNOW), qualified at NM i Gameplay (Oslo)
Omnisir Team (Italy) presenting Marble Garden, qualified at GameRome (Rome)
Yourun Ltd (Malta) presenting Warshmallows, qualified at PlayCon (Valetta)
Pink Array (Brazil) presenting Grashers, qualified at BIG Festival (Sao Paolo)
Team Jolly Roger (Finland) presenting Interplanetary 2, qualified at Polar Bear Pitching (Oulu)
Ugly Duckling Games (Denmark) presenting DramaQueen, qualified at Growing Games (Aarhus)
Hekate (Germany) presenting Ad Infinitum, qualified at GameOn (Vilnius)
Happy Volcano (Belgium) presenting You Suck at Parking!, qualified at Devcom Digital (Cologne)
DragonBear Studios (Australia) presenting InnChanted, qualified at Melbourne Games Week (Melbourne)
Open House Games (Spain) presenting A Tale of Paper, qualified at Guerrilla Games Festival (Madrid)
Blue Rose Games (Bulgaria) presenting Azure Dawn, qualified at DevPlay Digital (Bucharest)
Lukyantsev Company (Switzerland) presenting Wild Planet, qualifying selection from the NG20+ #SwissGames delegation
Bedtime Digital (Denmark) presenting Figment: Creed Valley, qualifying NGDC Wild Card selection
Qualifier not competing in the finals: Friendly Fire (Sweden) with Plunder Pack, qualified at LiU Conference (Linköping)
Congratulations to the qualifying teams and welcome to the NGDC Season IV Grand Finals!
Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities now available with the fifth season tour, which kicks-off during Africa Games Week in Cape Town on 3-4 December.
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 2020 marks its seventeenth and eighteenth 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.
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Get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news, including updates about our conferences in 2021 at nordicgame.com.