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Sponsors

Thanks to our NGDC Season V sponsors for their support!
Xsolla
Xsolla

“Xsolla makes the tools that bring your games to the world.”

Aleksandr Agapitov, CEO, Xsolla

Microsoft

“We’re on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

WhisperGames

“We are confident that we can help you reach out worldwide.”

Xuan Jiang, CEO, WhisperGames

Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures

“Investing in the games industry is evolving, but still very challenging, and requires unique contacts and skills.”

Erik Robertson, MD, Nordic Game Ventures

Games Branding
Games Branding

“We deliver great results that ensures developers, publishers and studios reach their target group.”

Peter Jakobsen, Founder, Games Branding/PR Nordic

DDM

“DDM delivers worldwide business expertise with a personal touch and a proven methodology.”

Joe Minton, President, DDM

Matchmade
Matchmade

“Matchmade is an easy-to-use platform that brings advertisers and influencers together for targeted and measured campaigns.”

Heini Vesander, CMO, Matchmade

About Nordic Game Discovery Contest

NGDC Season V, December 2020 - November 2021. Join us!
With thousands of new titles released each year, the competition to get noticed is fiercer than ever.
 
Joining the NGDC gives you a shot at getting your game discovered!

In 2016, building on fourteen years of organising successful games industry activities, including the annual Nordic Game conference and exhibition, regional funding programs, overseas networking events and other developer support initiatives, we introduced the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) - an exciting, competitive challenge where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe.

Now in our fifth season, the unique NGDC format - instead of just pitching a game the traditional way, contestants compete live onstage in an entertaining round-based battle for points - continues to thrill participants and audiences alike.

How to participate: Are you developing, or have you already developed a game that deserves more attention than it’s received so far? Submit your game via one of our partner events on the Season V tour (details announced before each qualifier via our newsletter – subscribe here – and on nordicgame.com), then prepare to pitch your game live – and maybe at the NGDC finals at the fall edition of Nordic Game 2021 in November!

Get your game discovered • As a finalist, a shot at some great prizes • Meet potential partners and investors among the companies following the contest • Two Premium conference passes for NG21 in November • Unlimited access to the NG21 MeetToMatch system this fall • Showreel in the NGDC Season IV Finalists Online Expo during Nordic Game 2021 (the fall edition of NG21) in November.

The NGDC Season V Tour Plan (2020-2021) includes online qualifiers at the Africa Games Week (December/South Africa) – Kavalkaden (March/Norway) – DStars Connects (March/Italy) – New Zealand Games Week (April/New Zealand) – BIG Festival (May/Brazil) – EVA (September/Argentina) – Melbourne International Games Week (October/Australia) – Guerrilla Games Festival (October/Spain) – DevPlay (November/Romania) – Game Dev Camp (November/Portugal).

Online Grand Finals: November: Nordic Game 2021 (the fall edition of NG21) - Malmö, Sweden.

NGDC wild cards: Not attending our partner events? Fear not. Online submission for wild card seats in the NGDC finals opens each season after the partner event qualifiers.

The NGDC Season V is sponsored by Xsolla, Microsoft, WhisperGames and Nordic Game Ventures, in partnership with Games Branding, DDM and Matchmade.

NGDC SEASON V QUALIFIERS

Stay tuned for our updated schedule as Season V continues to expand over the months ahead..
Africa Games Week (December/South Africa)

Design Imps with “The Endless Wyrd” won the NGDC Season V online qualifier at Africa Games Week in Cape Town, South Africa in December.

Kavalkaden (March/Norway)

Submissions deadline for the NGDC qualifier at Kavalkaden is 23 February – apply now!

DStars Connects (March/Italy)

Submissions deadline for the NGDC qualifier at DStars Connects is 15 March – apply now!

New Zealand Games Week (April/New Zealand)

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated for game submission details.

BIG Festival (May/Brazil)

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EVA (September/Argentina)

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Melbourne Intl Games Week (October/Australia)

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Guerrilla Games Festival (October/Spain)

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DevPlay (November/Romania)

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Game Dev Camp (November/Portugal)

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NGDC Season IV wild cards (November)

Online submission for wild card seats in the NGDC finals opens each season after the partner event qualifiers. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated!

NGDC Season V GRAND FINALS (November at NG21)

Stay tuned for details about this year’s NGDC Season V Online Grand Finals in November at Nordic Game 2021 (the fall edition of NG21), live from Malmö, Sweden.

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