Join the Nordic Game Discovery Contest!


Thank you again to our second season sponsors. NGDC Season III sponsors and supporters to be announced soon.
Nordisk Film Games
Nordisk Film Games

“We support the creation of the most successful global game IPs created in the Nordics.”

Martin Walfisz, Senior Partner, Nordisk Film Games


“Unleash your app’s revenue with just one SDK.”

Pavel Golubev, Founder & CEO, Appodeal

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


“If you’re delighting customers and building a community, your game can flourish.”

Tom Giardino, Steam Business, Valve

About Nordic Game Discovery Contest

NGDC Season III, August 2018 - May 2019
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!

Building on fifteen 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) in 2016 - an exciting, competitive challenge where selected game projects are showcased live in pitch competitions at partner events across Europe.

Now in our third season, we're introducing a new and unique contest format - instead of just pitching a game the traditional way, contestants compete live onstage in an entertaining round-based battle for points.

Are you developing, or have you already developed a game that deserves more attention than it’s received so far? Are you attending one of the events on the NGDC tour? If so, submit your game, and prepare to go on stage for a qualifying round - and maybe all the way to the NGDC Finals!

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 full conference passes for NG19 • Unlimited access to the NG19 MeetToMatch system • A complimentary booth/table in the NGDC Season III Finalists Expo at Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden

NGDC Season III Tour Plan

Qualifiers: 28-29 Sep: Game DevCamp - Lisbon, Portugal • 4-5 Oct: DevPlay - Bucharest, Romania • 4-5 Oct: Northern Gaming Summit - Kajaani, Finland • 11-14 Oct: Game Industry Conference - Poznan, Poland • 17-19 Oct: Sweden Game Conference - Skövde, Sweden • 20-21 Oct: Athens Game Festival - Athens, Greece • 2-3 Nov: GameOn - Vilnius, Lithuania • 29-30 Nov: AzPlay - Bilbao, Spain • 24-25 Jan: Games Forum- London, United Kingdom • 11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop - Dubrovnik, Croatia • 25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam - Copenhagen, Denmark • and more qualifier events to be announced!

Grand Finals: 22-24 May: Nordic Game 2019 - Malmö, Sweden

NGDC wild cards

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

Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season II was sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam. Season III sponsors and regional/grand finals supporters to be announced soon.


An overview of last season's qualifier winners and final champions - Season III launches on 19 August!
First qualifier, 12 Sept. Breadcrumbs wins at Dev.Play

On 12 September, “Yaga” won the first Nordic Game Discovery Contest S2 qualifier at the Dev.Play in Bucharest.

Second qualifier, 16 Sept. Dbabicius wins at GameOn conference

On 16 September, “PyroMind” won the second Nordic Game Discovery Contest S2 qualifier at the GameOn conference in Vilnius.

Third qualifier, 30 Sept. Crowdwork wins at Slovenian Game Conf.

On 30 September, “Lightspeed Frontier” won the third NGDC S2 qualifier at the Slovenian Game Conference in Ljubljana.

Fourth qualifier, 5 Oct. Rusto wins at Northern Game Summit

On 5 October “Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters” won the fourth NGDC S2 qualifier at the Northern Game Summit in Kajaani.

Fifth qualifier, 19 Oct. Storm in a Teacup at Sweden Game Conf.

On 19 October Italian “Close to the Sun” won the NGDC S2 qualifier at Sweden Game Conference in Skövde, Sweden.

Sixth qualifier, 28 Oct. Happyland wins at Athens Games Festival

On 28 October, Happyland Entertainment with “Go Heroes: Prometheus” won the NGDC S2 qualifier at Athens Games Festival in Greece.

Seventh qualifier, 24 Nov. Insidious Games wins at GameDev Camp

On 24 November, Insidious Games’ “Obscuria” won the seventh NGDC S2 qualifier at GameDev Camp in Lisbon, Portugal.

Eighth qualifier, 29-30 Nov. ALPIXEL GAMES WINS at AzPlay Festival

On 30 November, AlPixel Games’ “A Place for the Unwilling” won the eighth NGDC S2 qualifier at AzPlay in Bilbao, Spain.

Ninth qualifier, 13 Jan. PodPal Games wins at NM i Gameplay

On 13 January, PodPal Games’ “Age of Space” won the ninth NGDC S2 qualifier at NM i Gameplay in Oslo, Norway.


On 20 Jan., Ace Team’s “Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder” won the tenth NGDC S2 qualifier at Ludicious in Zurich.

Eleventh qualifier, 25 Jan. Fuero Games wins at at Gamesforum

On 25 Jan., Fuero Games’ “Bushy Tail” won the eleventh NGDC S2 qualifier at Gamesforum in London.

Twelfth qualifier, 16 APR. PortaPlay wins at NORDIC GAME JAM

On 16 Apr., PortaPlay’s “Broken Lines” won the twelfth NGDC S2 qualifier at Nordic Game Jam in Copenhagen.

Thirteenth qualifier, 20 APR. Rikodu wins AT REBOOT DEVELOP

On 20 Apr., Rikodu’s “Second Hand: Frankie’s Revenge” won the thirteenth NGDC S2 qualifier at Reboot Develop in Dubrovnik.

Wild cards, Youropa, Pode and BOSSGARD selected

“Youropa”, “Pode” and “BOSSGARD” have fought their way into the NGDC Season 2 Grand Finals as wild card selections.

NGDC GRAND FINALS, 23-25 MAY AT NG18, Yaga & Go Prometheus win

On 23-25 May, NGDC Season II concluded with “Yaga” winning Game of the Year and “Go Heroes: Prometheus” taking the People’s Choice Award.

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