The Season V Grand Finals of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) will take place at the upcoming fall edition of Nordic Game 2021 on 2-5 November.
The NGDC Season V Grand Finals mark the conclusion of the NGDC’s fifth season, with talented game developers battling in fierce but fun pitching contests at NGDC partner events all over the world since December 2020.
NGDC Game of the Year
On Thursday, 4 November at 15:00 CET, the NGDC Season V Semi-Finals will be live streamed, with the results determining which three teams will go on to the NGDC Grand Final on Friday, 5 November at 15:45 CET – battling each other for points from the expert panel and for support from the live online audience – to ultimately claim victory as winner of the prestigious NGDC Game of the Year award.
NGDC People’s Choice Award
All NG21 pass holders will be able to meet the finalists in the dedicated NGDC Season V channel on the Nordic Game Discord server, to check out the games, meet the developers and vote for their favorite.
Update: Check out all the finalists videos right here and vote for your favorite on the Nordic Game Discord server.
“The talent pool of the NGDC Season V finalists is the deepest and most diverse we’ve seen in NGDC history,” says NGDC host and organiser Jacob Riis. “It will be very exciting to follow each of them in the final stretch during NG21 Autumn as they battle for top honors – a lot like watching a world cup for game dev talent.”
And the NGDC Season V finalists are:
Design Imps (South Africa) presenting The Endless Wyrd, qualified at Africa Games Week (South Africa)
Arik Zurabian and Edo Brenes (Norway) presenting Dude, Where is My Beer?, qualified at Kavalkaden (Norway)
Quartomundo (Brazil) presenting The Light of the Darkness, qualified at DStars Connects (Italy)
Capricia Productions (Israel) presenting Of Bird and Cage, qualified at the BIG Festival (Brazil)
D20 Studios (US) presenting Summoners Fate, qualified at DreamHack Beyond (US)
Funky Dango (US) presenting There You Are, qualified at Exposición de Videojuegos Argentina (EVA) (Argentina)
Code Three Fifty One (Portugal) presenting Project Haven, qualified at GameDev Camp (Portugal)
Elvis Morelli Design (Italy) presenting Game Over Carrara, qualified at the LevelUp conference (Italy)
HitGrab Game Labs (Canada) presenting Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag, qualifying selection from the NG21 May Canada @Nordic Game delegation
Roy Theunissen (Netherlands) presenting Whirler, qualifying NGDC Wild Card selection (1/2)
Mooneaters (Poland) presenting Everdream Valley, qualifying NGDC Wild Card selection (2/2)
VARSAV Game Studios (Poland) presenting Giants Uprising, qualified at the DevPlay conference (Romania)
Congratulations to the qualifying teams and welcome to the NGDC Season V Grand Finals!
NGDC Season V is sponsored by Xsolla, Intel, Microsoft, Tencent Games, WhisperGames and Nordic Game Ventures, in partnership with Games Branding, DDM and 80 Level.
Become an NGDC partner!
Contact us here to learn about great opportunities now available with the sixth season tour, which already kicks-off this December and runs until the next grand finals at the fall edition of Nordic Game in 2022 🙂
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 NGDC Season V qualifiers, wild cards and finals, and get all the latest results at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2021 marks its nineteenth and twentieth editions. Gathering thousands of industry professionals in the spring and autumn each year, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Nordic Game doubles up online following our spring edition with NG21 Autumn on 2-5 November, and returns to Slagthuset in Malmö for NG22 Spring, both online and in the venue, on 17-20 May.
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