The Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted its first DreamHack qualifier during DreamHack Beyond on 24-31 July, the online edition of the well-known and very successful global gaming event.
Broadcast on 29 July from the main stage of the show, the fifth NGDC qualifier of the current season saw Meddling Kids (US) with their skateboard shooter TrickShot compete against the strategy adventure game Summoners Fate by D20 Studios (US) and stealth-action RPG Affectus from Affecctus Games (France).
All three teams presented innovative and well-crafted games, but in the end it was Summoners Fate which made the strongest impression on the panel of NGDC judges, consisting of experts from Xsolla, WhisperGames and Global Game Jam.
Inspired by classic tabletop and role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Chess and HeroQuest, Summoners Fate combines turn-based tactics and deck-building to create an exciting strategy adventure game.
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D20 Studios has now earned a seat in the NGDC Season V Grand Finals, taking place during the upcoming Nordic Game Expo 2021, 2-9 November, as well as prizes from Xsolla, Microsoft, WhisperGames and PR specialists Games Branding.
A very warm thank you to DreamHack Beyond for hosting this season’s fifth NGDC qualifier, and a big congrats to the winners, D20 Studios – see you again soon!
NGDC Season V is sponsored by Xsolla, Microsoft, WhisperGames and Nordic Game Ventures, in partnership with Games Branding, DDM and 80 Level.
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Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities now available with the fifth season tour, which kicked-off during Africa Games Week in Cape Town on last December.
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
Building on fourteen years of organising successful games industry activities, including the annual Nordic Game conference, regional funding programs, overseas networking events and other developer support initiatives, Nordic Game launched the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) in 2016 – an exciting, competitive challenge where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe and around the globe.
Learn more NGDC Season V qualifiers, wild cards and finals, and get all the latest results at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com!
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2021 marks its nineteenth and twentieth editions. Gathering thousands of 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.
Nordic Game doubles up again with NG21 on 26-28 May and in November, following last year’s digital debut at NG20 and twice the knowledge, emotion and business at NG20+.
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