As the Nordic Game Discovery Contest concluded its fourth season with a spectacular live finals competition during the NG20+ conference online last month, a new NGDC season kicked-off in December.
The first qualification round of the NGDC Season V took place during Africa Games Week in Cape Town on 3-4 December.
Africa Games Week continues to drive exposure, opportunities, knowledge and investment to African game developers connecting them online to the world.
Among the many titles submitted for the first NGDC Season V qualifier from across Africa, three games were been selected for the contest in Cape Town:
Design Imps (South Africa) presenting The Endless Wyrd
Dream Box (Zimbabwe) presenting Xoli and the World of Tomorrow
Sanaawavelab Media (Kenya) presenting Zawadi Rally
The online qualifier was recorded then broadcast as part of Africa Games Week, with participants able to follow an intense live pitch battle with two of the contestants closely tied until the final round.
In the end it was Design Imps with The Endless Wyrd who were best at swaying the judges, and so the first finalist to earn a seat for next year’s NGDC Grand Finals is Design Imps from South Africa. Huge congrats, and see you at the Season V finals in 2021!
As we move into NGDC Season V, a final shout-out to our fabulous Season IV sponsors, including Xsolla, Versus Evil, AWS Game Tech, Microsoft, WhisperGames, Plan of Attack, Matchmade, Nordic Game Ventures, Karmafy, DDM and 80 Level.
Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities now available with the fifth season tour, which kicks-off during Africa Games Week in Cape Town on 3-4 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 about all the NGDC Season IV qualifiers – and get ready for Season V – at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2020 marks its seventeenth and eighteenth 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.
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Get all the latest Nordic Game, NGDC and Nordic games industry news, including updates about our conferences in 2021 at nordicgame.com.