Update: Follow the NGDC’s second season at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
Sweden Game Arena and Nordic Game have announced a partnership to host the Nordic Game Discovery Contest on 21 October at Sweden Game Conference 2016 in Skövde, Sweden. The winner will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals at next year’s Nordic Game conference, 17-19 May 2017.
“I think the Nordic Game Discovery Contest is a great opportunity for companies to get their game projects discovered,” says Sweden Game Arena project manager Magnus Ling, who runs Sweden Game Conference in Skövde. “We have already a great line-up of exciting talks and events for this year’s conference, and the NGDC fits perfectly into what we have to offer.”
“Sweden Game Conference is a great event with excellent opportunities for the attendees to learn more from and get connected with the Swedish games industry,” adds Nordic Game 2017 program director Jacob Riis. “It’s a perfect stop for the Nordic Game Discovery Contest tour. We hope to see a lot of exciting projects entering the competition and battling on stage!”
Are you going to Sweden Game Conference (20-23 October) and do you have a game project that deserves to be discovered? The deadline for NGDC submissions for SGC 2016 is 7 October, so hurry up and go here to find out how to apply!
About Sweden Game Conference
Sweden Game Conference is an annual international conference and game festival organised by Sweden Game Arena in Skövde, Sweden. The main theme of SGC 2016, 20-23 October at Arena Skövde, is “inclusive game development”.
Learn more about SGA and SGC 2016 at swedengamearena.com.
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 debuts 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.