The Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) Season V finals, the highlight of NG21 Autumn online conference on 2-5 November, hearkened journey’s end for twelve competitors as they battled for the NGDC Game of the Year title and People’s Choice award.
Prior to the season’s grand final, the NGDC finalists did their best to impress the audience for People’s Choice votes and especially the expert jury, who selected the three most worthy titles in the semi-finals to go on to the NGDC Season V Grand Final, broadcast live on the last day of the show.
The three games who made it all the way to the final battle on Friday, 5 November were:
After an exciting, well-fought “battle of the pitches”, it was D20Studios with Summoners Fate that impressed the expert jury most, consisting of Justin Berenbaum, VP Strategy, Xsolla, Esther Tan, Director of Digital Commerce, WhisperGames and Patrick Yuan, GM & R&D Lead, NExT Studios/Tencent.
Big congrats to D20Studios, who can now deservedly wear the NGDC Season V Game of the Year title belt and enjoy all the fabulous prizes from the season’s amazing sponsors and partners.
In addition to the NGDC Season V Game of the Year winner, the NGDC People’s Choice Award was also announced, based on the most votes garnered from NG21 Autumn participants on the Nordic Game Discord. Elvis Morelli Design with Game Over Carrara took this season’s audience award. Great job, Elvis Morelli Design!
This concludes the NGDC Season V, but don’t worry – the world’s premier developer pitch game show kicks-off it’s sixth season on 8 December with an NGDC qualifier during Africa Games Week in Cape Town, South Africa.
Warmest thanks to all of the organisers, companies and studios that made Season V such a success – the many developers submitting projects, our wonderful partner events and incredible judges, our awesome audiences around the world, and of course our tremendous sponsors and partners.
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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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