The Nordic Game Discovery Contest’s fourth season concluded with a nail-biter at its final, high-stakes pitch competition, live streamed from NG20+ in Malmö, Sweden.
After an extended season that began 19 months ago, three games – A Tale of Paper from Open House Games (Spain), Ad Infinitum from Hekate (Germany) and You Suck at Parking from Happy Volcano (Belgium) – made it to the NGDC Season IV Final Three and the intense four-round battle on Friday, 27 November for the coveted NGDC Game of the Year award.
With the contest tied between two of the finalists until the very end, it was Belgian studio Happy Volcano that made the most of their “last chance” round to sway the NGDC Grand Final expert judges – Miikka Luotio from Xsolla, Ed Smith from AWS Game Tech and Vaiva Vitkute representing Audra McIver from Plan of Attack – and ultimately clinch the Season IV win.
Check out You Suck at Parking from Happy Volcano, the NGDC Season IV Game of the Year:
“What a great way to end the NGDC’s fourth season,” says NGDC host Jacob Riis. “Big congrats to Happy Volcano, who richly deserved the win. But almost as big a shout-out to their two very worthy competitors, and of course a huge and heartfelt ‘thank you!’ to the judges and all of our wonderful NGDC partners and sponsors.”
Again, warmest congratulations to the entire team at Happy Volcano;it will be very exciting to follow the future of You Suck at Parking, the NGDC Season IV Game of the Year.
Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities now available with the fifth season tour, which kicks-off during Africa Games Week in Cape Town on 3-4 December.
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
Building on fourteen years of organising successful games industry activities, including the annual Nordic Game conference, regional funding programs, overseas networking events and other developer support initiatives, Nordic Game launched the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) in 2016 – an exciting, competitive challenge where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe and around the globe.
Learn more about all the NGDC Season IV qualifiers – and get ready for Season V – at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2020 marks its seventeenth and eighteenth editions. Gathering thousands of 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.
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