The two remaining seats for this year’s Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals have been chosen from last month’s online wild card submissions.
Cape Copenhagen grabbed the NGDC wild card selection jury’s attention with The Gentleman, a musical narrative game set around the Great Depression that follows the love story of characters “Fred and Lisa”. The Gentleman features an all original jazz soundtrack and collection of mini-games that tells its story in classic Hollywood style.
Finally Tunnel Vision Games picked-up the last remaining seat with See You On the Other Side, an atmospheric puzzle game where the player can move through shadows. The studio had already competed at the NGDC qualifiers in Copenhagen at Nordic Game Jam, where they came in a very close second. The developers didn’t give up though, but submitted their game through the wild card system – which paid-off in the end 🙂
The two wild card finalists now join six 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 Nordisk Film
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About Nordic Game Ventures
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