The NGDC deadline for Ludicious in Zürich, Switzerland has been extended to 22 January – apply now!
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest’s third season returns to the Ludicious conference in Zürich, Switzerland on 2 February, with qualifier submissions now open.
“2018 has seen many challenges for the game dev community: crowded platforms – the need for more income from different revenue steams (especially for small and mid-sized studios) and work culture – the diversity of our industry and self-exploitation of developers, have rightfully been in constant discussion,” says Ludicious artistic & conference director Tobias Kopka. “On the other hand, new platforms and creative designers, as well as ever-changing audience and community interaction have made our medium more interesting for exploration and innovation than ever. So, where are we going as creatives and an industry? Join us to discuss this and much more at #ludicious19!”
“Even though it’s a second tour to Ludicious for the NGDC, it’s the first time for me,” says NGDC host and Nordic Game CCO Jacob Riis. “Last year my dear colleague Teddy Florea was in Zurich to host the qualifier, and came back with great stories about the Swiss developer community and games of really high quality. Now I can’t wait to experience the show for myself, and of course to host this year’s NGDC round as the selected devs battle it out in our new contest format.”
The qualifier in Zürich will be the thirteenth in the NGDC Season III tour plan. The winning game will earn a spot in the NGDC Grand Finals next year at Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden, as well as prizes from PR specialists Plan of Attack and Mail.ru.
Apply for the NGDC in Switzerland!
Are you developing or have you already developed a game that deserves more attention than it’s received so far? And are you attending Ludicious? If so, submit your game and prepare to go on stage for the NGDC qualifying round in Zürich – and maybe all the way to the finals at NG19 next May.
Complete the submission form for the NGDC Season III qualifier at Ludicious on 2 February in Zürich, Switzerland right here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 22 January, so apply now!
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
In 2016, building on fourteen years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
NGDC Season III Tour Plan 2018-2019 (more events to be announced)
30-31 Aug: Game Dev Days – Graz, Austria
28-29 Sep: Game Dev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
4-5 Oct: DevPlay – Bucharest, Romania
4-5 Oct: Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
11-14 Oct: Game Industry Conference – Poznan, Poland
17-19 Oct: Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
20-21 Oct: Athens Games Festival – Athens, Greece
2-3 Nov: GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
20-21 Nov: Gamerome – Rome, Italy
28-29 Nov: Make Games Africa – Cape Town, South Africa
7-10 Dec: F&S Play – Bilbao, Spain
5 Jan: NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious – Zürich, Switzerland
8-9 Apr: Quo Vadis – Berlin, Germany
11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
NGDC Season III Grand Finals
22-24 May: Nordic Game 2019 – Malmö, Sweden
NGDC Season III wild cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. The online submission process for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced in April 2019. Stay tuned!
Get all the latest NGDC tour details at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
NGDC Season III sponsors
NGDC Season III is sponsored by Xsolla, Dolby, Steam, Plan of Attack and Nordic Game Ventures.
Xsolla ensures the best ideas get made, get seen and get played. Launch, monetize and scale with Xsolla tools and services. Learn more at xsolla.com.
Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Learn more at www.dolby.com.
The ultimate entertainment platform. Play, connect, create and more – install Steam today and start gaming! Learn more at store.steampowered.com.
About Plan of Attack
Working with the right media at the right time, Plan of Attack helps organisations tell their stories and generate the most value from their projects. Learn more at planofattack.biz.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures grows great companies and secures future jobs for the Nordic games industry. Learn more at nordicgameventures.com.
Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities still available for NGDC Season III.