Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season VI Grand Final


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About Nordic Game Discovery Contest

NGDC Season VI has begun. Stay tuned for our updated schedule as the season continues...
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 series of events where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe and around the globe.

Now in our sixth 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 VI tour (details announced before each qualifier via our newsletter – subscribe here – and on, then prepare to pitch your game live – and maybe at the NGDC finals 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 passes for Nordic Game Helsinki in November • Unlimited access to the MeetToMatch system at Nordic Game Helsinki this fall • Showreel in the NGDC Season VI Finalists Expo, hosted online by Ifairs in November.

The NGDC Season VI Tour Plan (2022) includes qualifiers at Africa Games Week (February/South Africa) – WAM Hackathon (March/Slovenia) – Global Games Pitch (April/Online) – NG22 Spring (May/Sweden) – BIG Festival (July/Brazil) – Game Wave Festival (October/Estonia) as well as this season's wild cards.

NGDC Season VI Grand Finals: Late-November, live on-stage and online.

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.

Become an NGDC partner! Download the Nordic Game Introduction and Opportunities brochure here and contact us here to learn about great opportunities now available with the sixth season NGDC tour.

The NGDC Season VI is sponsored by Xsolla, Tencent Games, GTR and Nordic Game Ventures, in partnership with Ifairs, Games Branding and 80 Level.


Stay tuned for updates as NGDC Season VI qualifiers are announced worldwide.
Africa Games Week (February/South Africa)

On 23 February, South African developer Skinnyboy Interactive qualified for the NGDC Season VI Grand Finals with their title “Banana Republic”.

WAM Hackathon (March/Slovenia)

On 18 March, US-based Lantana Games qualified for the NGDC Season VI Grand Finals with their title “Mondrian – Plastic Reality”.

Global Games Pitch (April/Online)

This April, German studio Gamma Minus won the NGDC Season VI qualifier at Global Games Pitch with their game “Rough Justice: ’84”.

NG22 Spring (May/Sweden)

UltraHorse Entertainment (UK) with their game “SquadBlast” won the third qualifier of the NGDC Season VI on Friday, 20 May during NG22 Spring in Malmö, Sweden.

BIG Festival (July/Brazil)

Dracma Studios (Mexico) with their game “Candle Knight” won the fifth qualifier of the NGDC Season VI during the BIG Festival in Brazil.

Game Wave Festival (October/Estonia)

Escapism Softworks with their game “CAMPS” won the sixth qualifier of the NGDC Season VI during the Game Wave Festival in Estonia.

NGDC Season VI wild cards (November)

Mooneaters from Poland have taken the NGDC Season VI wild card seat with their open-world farming adventure game “Everdream Valley”.

NGDC Season VI GRAND FINALS (November/Estonia)

Polish developer Mooneaters and their game “Everdream Valley” surpassed their competitors to take the prestigious NGDC Season VI Game of the Year title.

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