Update: Follow the NGDC’s third season (2018-19) at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
News from NGDC Season II (most recent first)
Update! NGDC Season II Finals awards – learn more here.
Update! NGDC Season II Final Four – learn more here.
Update! NGDC second season wild cards revealed – learn more here.
Update! Romanian Rikodu wins NGDC at Reboot – learn more here.
Update! Broken Lines wins NGDC qualifier in Copenhagen – learn more here.
Update! Submission opens for NGDC wild cards! – learn more here.
Update! Ready for season’s last NGDC qualifier at Reboot – learn more here.
Update! Steam joins the Discovery Contest! – learn more here.
Update! Last chance for submissions to NGDC at Reboot – learn more here.
Update! NGDC contestants ready for Copenhagen – learn more here.
Update! Nordic Game Jam returns to host NGDC – learn more here.
Update! Follow the NGDC finalists to NG18 – learn more here.
Update! Fuero Games wins NGDC qualifier in London – learn more here.
Update! Chilean Ace Team wins NGDC qualifier in Zurich – learn more here.
Update! PodPal Games wins NGDC qualifier in Oslo – learn more here.
Update! Four NGDC contestants pitching at Ludicious – learn more here.
Update! Four devs ready for NGDC in Norway – learn more here.
Update! NGDC at Gamesforum London this month – learn more here.
Update! NGDC travels to Ludicious in Switzerland – learn more here.
Update! Norway ready for ninth NGDC qualifier – learn more here.
Update! AlPixel Games wins NGDC in Bilbao – learn more here.
Update! Insidious Games’ Obscuria wins NGDC in Lisbon – learn more here.
Update! Portugal’s GameDev Camp ready for NGDC – learn more here.
Update! AzPlay in Bilbao to host NGDC – learn more here.
Update! Discovery Contest to GameDev Camp! – learn more here.
Update! Happyland wins NGDC in Athens – learn more here.
Update! Italian Close to the Sun wins at SGC – learn more here.
Update! Athens is ready for NGDC – learn more here.
Update! NGDC at Sweden Game Conference: Get ready to rumble! – learn more here.
Update! Drunk-Fu wins NGDC in Kajaani – learn more here.
Update! Lightspeed Frontier wins NGDC in Slovenia – learn more here.
Update! Submit your game to the NGDC in Skövde! – learn more here.
Update! NGDC Season 2 tour schedule updated – learn more below under “Qualifiers”.
Update! NGDC coming to Greece! – learn more here.
Update! Sweden Game Conference hosts NGDC again – learn more here.
Update! PyroMind wins NGDC qualifier at GameOn – learn more here.
Update! NGDC finalists at GameOn ready to battle! – learn more here.
Update! Yaga wins first NGDC S2 qualifier at Dev.Play – learn more here.
Update! NGDC qualifier finalists at Dev.Play announced – learn more here.
Update! Nordisk Film Games joins NGDC Season 2 – learn more here.
Update! Nordic Game Discovery Contest returns to Kajaani – learn more here.
Update! Slovenian Games Conference to host NGDC in Sept. – learn more here.
Update! Learn how the Discovery Contest tour plan is evolving right here.
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 launched the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) in 2016 – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
NGDC Season 2 (2017-2018)
TeamOcmo’s NGDC “Game of the Year” win and award ceremony at NG17 concluded a fantastic Nordic Game Discovery Contest debut season, and raises a high bar for the studios and teams following in NGDC’s second season tour.
11-12 Sep – DevPlay – Bucharest, Rumania
16-17 Sep – GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
29-30 Sep – Slovenian Games Conference – Ljubljana, Slovenia
5-6 Oct – Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
18-20 Oct – Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
27-29 Oct – Athens Game Festival – Athens, Greece
24 Nov – GameDev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
29-30 Nov – AzPlay – Bilbao, Spain
13 Jan 2018 – NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
23 Jan – Ludicious Game Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
25 Jan – Gamesforum – London, UK
16 Apr – Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
19-21 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
NGDC Wild Cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. Online submission for wild card seats in the NGDC finals is opened each season after the partner event qualifiers. See you next year!
NGDC Season 2 finals:
23-25 May – Nordic Game 2018 – Malmö, Sweden
Winners from the qualifiers and selected wild cards have earned a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season 2 Grand Finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.
Learn more about the Nordic Game Discovery Contest at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
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 Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam.
About Nordisk Film Games
Nordisk Film is a leading Nordic entertainment company, distributor of Sony PlayStation products in the region and part of Egmont. Nordisk Film – Games is a new unit investing in Nordic game studios.
Learn more about Nordisk Film Games at www.nordiskfilmgames.com.
Appodeal was founded by app publishers for app publishers. Appodeal was originally created in 2011 as an in-house ad mediation solution for Alfa Production, a mobile apps publishing company with a monthly audience of 4M active users across all apps.
After experimenting with most of the ad networks, mediators, and app monetization tools on the market to monetize Alfa’s apps, founder & CEO Pavel Golubev was surprised to learn their in-house publisher-centric ad mediation platform actually performed the best — increasing their apps’ ad revenue by an impressive ~270%.
Golubev then realized that all mobile ad tools simply put the advertisers’ interests first, not the publishers. As a result, he decided to launch Appodeal to the public in 2015 — bringing the power back to the mobile app publishers.
Thanks to its innovative publisher-centric ad marketplace where ad networks compete against each other in real-time for every ad impression, Appodeal has significantly increased ad revenue for app publishers and has been growing rapidly ever since.
Learn more about Appodeal’s win/win business model here.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures aims to grow great companies and secure future jobs while profiting from the greatest Nordic export industry success in ages, the games industry. Nordic Game Ventures is founded by ten Nordic games entrepreneurs and gamer entrepreneurs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about Nordic Game Ventures at nordicgameventures.com.
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