Quo Vadis in Berlin, Germany was the host of yesterday’s sixth qualifying round for the upcoming Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals. Ten games competed in the “Best of Quo Vadis” live pitch contest, with the winner receiving a lots of very nice stuff, including cash, a visit to Crytek headquarters and as icing on the cake, a seat in the NGDC grand finals at NG17 in Malmö on 17-19 May.
The expert jury in Berlin, including Amazon AppStore’s Mike Hines, watched and commented on the pitches from a very strong field of NGDC competitors, but in the end it was Milan-based studio We Are Muesli who came out on top with their unique, cooperative action-puzzle game SIHEYU4N.
Conceived as a multiplayer variation on classic falling-block mechanics for four players of all ages and types, SIHEYU4N gets its unique look from traditional Chinese “siheyuan” or courtyard houses.
Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis (left) congratulates We Are Müesli’s Matteo Pozzi and Claudia Molinari
We Are Muesli now joins seven other contestants to battle their way through the NGDC semi-finals, being held on Wednesday, 17 May and Thursday, 18 May respectively. Game pitches in the top two of each semi-final round will win a seat in the NGDC grand final, which takes place on Friday, 19 May at 14:00 in the Unreal Theatre at NG17.
In the NGDC grand final, participants will pitch their games in front of the NG17 audience and NGDC Finals jury, among them legendary Japanese game designer Fumito Ueda. The winner will be declared Nordic Game Discovery Contest “Game of the Year” and be awarded guaranteed media coverage/interviews, a free booth at the EGX Festival in September and a free pass to NG18 next year.
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
Building on 14 years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game has created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted at the Day Zero pre-event of the Northern Game Summit (6-7 October 2016) in Kajaani, Finland. The tour continued at Konsoll 2016 in Bergen, Norway and at Sweden Game Conference in Skövde, Sweden.
Winners from Kajaani, Bergen and Skövde (as well as following stops on the premiere NGDC tour) earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals at Nordic Game 2017, 17-19 May in Malmö, Sweden.
NGDC wild cards
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About Nordic Game Ventures
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