The time has finally arrived to accept nominees for wild card entries in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season 2 finals at NG18, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.
Did you miss the NGDC Season 2 qualifying rounds throughout Europe, or did you attend but not make it through? Then this could be your chance to earn a seat in the finals at Nordic Game 2018!
Read all about the NGDC, including concept and confirmed second season finalists at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
The deadline for NGDC Season 2 wild card submissions is 27 April – apply here!
But please – read carefully through the NGDC rules first:
Are you developing or have you already developed a game that deserves more attention than it’s received so far? If so, read on…
• Get your game discovered
• As a finalist, a shot at some great prizes including a full PR campaign (courtesy of Plan of Attack) and prizes from Appodeal, GamesIndustry.biz, Steam and many more!
• Meet potential partners and investors among the companies following the contest
• Two full NG18 conference passes
• Unlimited access to the NG18 MeetToMatch system
• A complimentary table/booth at NG18 including the Discovery Day Showcase (23-25 May)
Application, terms and conditions
To apply, complete the online application form (here).
A) Information on the application form must be submitted in English
B) No parts of the form may be removed or reformatted
C) The application must be submitted to Nordic Game before the given deadline (27 April)
D) The applicant must own or control the intellectual property rights to the game submitted
E) You will receive a confirmation email ten days prior to the event if you’ve been chosen as a wild card finalist
Games on any platform, developed by any company or single person can participate, but:
A) Only one person can go on stage and pitch
B) You must have a working demo of your game to show
C) No illegal or plagiarised content in your game (such as trademarked content, etc.)
D) Your company must be financially stable (no threat of liquidation or bankruptcy exists)
Regarding the live pitch:
You’ll have a limited amount of minutes to convince the judges that your game is the one that deserves to be discovered the most, so prepare well: What’s the concept or purpose of the game? Which features make your game unique? What’s your game’s business model, and why?
There are many ways to pitch, so think about which method you’ll use, for example video trailer, a live gameplay demonstration, slide show, etc.
After your pitch, the judges will have some minutes to ask you questions based on your presentation. Be prepared for this as well!
In a grand ceremony on 25 May, the final NGDC Season 2 winner and runner-ups will be announced.
The expert panel will look at how well your game plays; features, modes and controls, as well as how appealing and enjoyable the game seems.
They will also judge your game’s graphics, layout, sound, music and overall look; how unique the game is, as well as what makes it standout in terms of story, gameplay, features, controls, etc.
And not least: They’ll judge you on how well you pitch your game as well!
Note: All submitted projects will be reviewed. The selected projects will be informed directly in the weeks following the application deadline, including further instructions regarding the event. Good luck!
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2018 is its fifteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Learn more about this spring’s Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam.
About Nordisk Film Games
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.nordiskfilmgames.com.
Appodeal was founded by app publishers for app publishers. Appodeal was originally created in 2011 as an in-house ad mediation solution for Alfa Production, a mobile apps publishing company with a monthly audience of 4M active users across all apps.
After experimenting with most of the ad networks, mediators, and app monetization tools on the market to monetize Alfa’s apps, founder & CEO Pavel Golubev was surprised to learn their in-house publisher-centric ad mediation platform actually performed the best — increasing their apps’ ad revenue by an impressive ~270%.
Golubev then realized that all mobile ad tools simply put the advertisers’ interests first, not the publishers. As a result, he decided to launch Appodeal to the public in 2015 — bringing the power back to the mobile app publishers.
Thanks to its innovative publisher-centric ad marketplace where ad networks compete against each other in real-time for every ad impression, Appodeal has significantly increased ad revenue for app publishers and has been growing rapidly ever since.
Learn more about Appodeal’s win/win business model here.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures aims 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.
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