Update: Follow the NGDC’s second season at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
On 5 October, six games and their creators took the stage in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Northern Game Summit in Kajaani, Finland to battle it out in the premiere of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest. Six live pitches later, the jury panel of industry experts did their job – and Nordic Game’s Teddy Florea announced Ocmo the winner, earning developer Team Ocmo a place in the Discovery Contest Finals at Nordic Game 2017 next May.
Team Ocmo wins debut NGDC (with Nordic Game’s Teddy Florea, right)
Ocmo is a physics-based platformer with unique “ninja rope” game mechanics, precise touch-only controls and “deep, hard-to-master” gameplay, well-suited for speed-running.
Check out the gameplay video:
Ocmo was created by Team Ocmo, an independent three-man game studio based in Finland. Warm congratulations to Team Ocmo – see you again in May at Nordic Game 2017!
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 has created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted at the Day Zero pre-event of the Northern Game Summit (6-7 October 2016) in Kajaani, Finland. The tour continues at Konsoll 2016 in Bergen, Norway and will wrap-up for this year at Sweden Game Conference in Skövde, Sweden.
In 2017, the tour includes the following events:
Reboot, 20-22 April, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nordic Game Jam, 21 April, Copenhagen, Denmark
Quo Vadis, 24-26 April, Berlin, Germany
Winners from Kajaani, Bergen and Skövde (as well as following stops on the premiere NGDC tour) will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals at Nordic Game 2017, 17-19 May in Malmö, Sweden.
NGDC wild cards
Are you not attending our partner events? Fear not. Our online submission for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, GamesIndustry.biz and Nordic Game Ventures. NGDC partner events include Northern Game Summit, Konsoll, Sweden Game Conference, Nordic Game Jam, Reboot Develop and Quo Vadis.
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About Nordisk Film
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.nordiskfilm.com.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures wants 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.
For the latest NGDC tour details and sponsorship info, download the PDF here. For the latest NGDC Finals updates, visit the NG17 website here.