NG18 Discovery Day on Friday, 25 May, the last day of the upcoming Nordic Game 2018 conference, 23-25 May, will focus on development of artful, daring, and experimental games.
“Yonderplay” is a brand new format from Copenhagen Game Collective that will be part of this year’s Discovery Day. Yonderplay will be a one-day showcase of outstanding games in a “hygge” (cosy) environment. We will chill together, play together, have a couple of short intimate presentations and will demonstrate that the games industry can be a nice and comfortable place.
What we’re looking for are games that break the rules. Games that redefine what games can be. Games that have a possibly tiny spark of novelty that changes everything.
More specifically, we are looking for games that:
• Have a simple but groundbreaking idea and execute on it (e.g. Fingle)
• Revive or invigorate an existing genre (e.g. 80 Days)
• Are personal and expressive games (e.g. Depression Quest)
• Feature mechanics that affect you in real life (e.g. Pokemon Go)
• Use game mechanics against you (e.g. What the Golf?)
• Are so obscure we don’t even know what we are looking at but it’s great (e.g. Caves of Qud)
If you have a game that fits into any of the above categories – or doesn’t fit but is nevertheless a breath of fresh air – and you have at least one team member from a Nordic country, then you owe it to yourself and the world at large to submit your game.
The games selected will be on showcase for the whole day (10:00-18:00). During this time we will have two sessions with presentations of the developers. A kind of show-and-tell in our Yonderplay room/hygge-area. Your game will need to be manned there and you will also need to prepare a ten minute presentation of your game.
However, we are creating this cosy intimate space, so it will be more of a show-and-tell session where you play ten minute long, well-prepared sections of your game while explaining what sets it apart, or what you learned, or what you did wrong – anything you and the audience find interesting.
At the end of the day we will have a 30 minute sit-down session with all the developers in an informal Q&A session. It will all be very low key, nice and a great way for you to show your game to fellow developers.
Learn more, including how to submit your game, right here.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2018 is its fifteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games 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.
Learn more about this spring’s Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.