Update: The NGDC Season III qualifier at QUO VADIS in Berlin, Germany has been cancelled.
On 8 April, the first day of the upcoming QUO VADIS game development and business conference (part of gamesweekberlin), the Nordic Game Discovery Contest returns to Germany for the third season’s fourteenth qualifier.
“It will be great to be back in Berlin,” says NGDC host and Nordic Game CCO Jacob Riis. “It will be the second time we host the NGDC at QUO VADIS, and I can’t wait to see and meet all the great game studios present. It will also be fun to experience how our new contest format will be received by the contestants and audience in Germany.”
“We are happy to provide NGDC with a platform to make excellent game titles more visible on an international scale,” says Booster Space founder and CEO Michael Liebe, QUO VADIS and gamesweekberlin organiser. “Let’s make the contestants coming out of the Berlin qualifier the best Malmö has ever seen, and looking forward to discovering new and exciting games!”
The winning game will earn a seat in the NGDC Grand Finals at Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden, as well as prizes from PR specialists Plan of Attack and influencer marketing platform Matchmade.
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
In 2016, building on fourteen years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.
NGDC Season III Tour Plan 2018-2019 (more events to be announced)
30-31 Aug: Game Dev Days – Graz, Austria
28-29 Sep: Game Dev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
4-5 Oct: DevPlay – Bucharest, Romania
4-5 Oct: Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
11-14 Oct: Game Industry Conference – Poznan, Poland
17-19 Oct: Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
20-21 Oct: Athens Games Festival – Athens, Greece
2-3 Nov: GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
20-21 Nov: Gamerome – Rome, Italy
28-29 Nov: Make Games Africa – Cape Town, South Africa
7-10 Dec: F&S Play – Bilbao, Spain
5 Jan: NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious – Zürich, Switzerland
8-9 Apr: Quo Vadis – Berlin, Germany
11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
NGDC Season III Grand Finals
22-24 May: Nordic Game 2019 – Malmö, Sweden
NGDC Season III wild cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. The online submission process for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced in April 2019. Stay tuned!
Get all the latest NGDC tour details at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
NGDC Season III sponsors
NGDC Season III is sponsored by Xsolla, Dolby, Steam, Plan of Attack, Matchmade and Nordic Game Ventures.
Xsolla ensures the best ideas get made, get seen and get played. Launch, monetize and scale with Xsolla tools and services. Learn more at xsolla.com.
Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Learn more at www.dolby.com.
The ultimate entertainment platform. Play, connect, create and more – install Steam today and start gaming! Learn more at store.steampowered.com.
About Plan of Attack
Working with the right media at the right time, Plan of Attack helps organisations tell their stories and generate the most value from their projects. Learn more at planofattack.biz.
Matchmade is the leading influencer marketing platform for games. Founded in Helsinki by games industry veterans Jiri Kupiainen and Leo Lännenmäki in 2014, the company also has offices in Berlin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Learn more at matchmade.tv.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures grows great companies and secures future jobs for the Nordic games industry. Learn more at nordicgameventures.com.
Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities still available for NGDC Season III.