On 18-20 May 2016, the Nordic and global game developer communities celebrated Nordic Game 2016 – the thirteenth edition of Europe’s most relevant industry conference.
The organisers would love to thank all of our visitors, sponsors and partners for some amazing days in Malmö.
Here are a few NG16 highlights:
• A record 2000+ visitors, from 720 companies and 55 countries, took the trip to Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden this year. Three days filled with talks, workshops, summits and events – like the IGDA Finland pre-party (18 May), Nordic Game Awards, Gala Dinner & Party (19 May) and the new Nordic Game Indie Day & Showcase (20 May) – offered lots of opportunities to build knowledge, share emotions and do business.
• More than 100 speakers from the region and abroad gave NG16 participants a lot to choose from in the conference program. There were many high-points, among them a Q&A session with industry legend Hideo Kojima and keynote by Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney, as well as talks from Microsoft, Oculus, Playdead, Massive, DICE, Remedy, CCP, Valve, Double Fine, Blizzard, Crytek, Amazon and many, many more.
• The business side of the conference, featuring events like the Investing in Games Summit, saw the Pitch & Match matchmaking system break all previous records: 279 companies in a whopping 1150 meetings over three days!
• There was also plenty of room for celebrating, as Finnish Colossal Order took the main prize at the annual Nordic Game Awards for Cities: Skylines. The award show was followed by the three-course Gala Dinner for more than 950 sitting guests, and a Nordic party that made the roof jump at Slagthuset.
See you at NG17!
These are just some of the many highlights of Nordic Game 2016. Visit nordicgame.com, check out our #NordicGame hashtag and follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for more stories, quotes, comments and follow-ups. For event photos, go right here.
And don’t forget to book 17-19 May 2017 for the next edition of Europe’s most relevant industry conference: Nordic Game 2017!
A big thank you to all our Nordic Game 2016 sponsors and partners:
Nordic Game Institute, Amazon Lumberyard, Autodesk, Crytek, Unreal/Epic Games, Defold/King, City of Malmö, Unity
Amazon Web Services, Bluestacks, Berlin Baltic Nordic.net, InFinCapital, Ixty, Kavio, Localize Direct, Oculus, Massive Entertainment, Microsoft, Naturalmotion, Neogames, Pro Helvetia, Square Enix Collective, The Game Assembly, Wooga
Bredband 2, Copenhagen Game Collective, Game City, Invest in Skåne, Nintendo, PaaSport, Poland Trade and Investment Promotion Section, ProsocialLearn, Québec, Vallekilde Højskole, Viden Djurs
BIU, Boost HBG, Casual Connect, CEGC, Control Magazine, Creative Coast Festival, Daily Rush, Develop, DevGamm, Dutch Game Garden, EGCA, EGDF, GI.biz, Games Austria, GamesMarkt, Games Slovenia, Game Developer Sessions, Gaming Istanbul, GMGC, IGDA, IMGA, Ludicious Zürich Festival, Making Games, Mena Games, Pixel Magazine, PixelTV, Pocket Gamer, Quo Vadis, Reboot Develop, SQOOL, White Nights Helsinki, XDS