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About Nordic Game Discovery Contest
NGDC Season IV, June 2019 - May 2020
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 fourth 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 IV tour (details announced before each qualifier via our newsletter – subscribe here – and on nordicgame.com), then prepare to pitch your game on stage – and maybe at the NGDC finals in May!
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 NG20 • Unlimited access to the NG20 MeetToMatch system • A complimentary booth/table in the NGDC Season IV Finalists Expo at Nordic Game 2020, 27-29 May in Malmö, Sweden
The NGDC Season IV Tour Plan (2019-2020) includes BIG Festival (26-28 June/Sao Paulo, Brazil) – DELTA Summit (2-4 October/La Valetta, Malta) – GameDev Camp (25-26 October/Lisbon, Portugal) – Dev.Play (7-8 November/Bucharest, Romania) – GameOn (16-17 November/Vilnius, Lithuania) – GameRome (13-15 November: – Rome, Italy) – Make Games Africa (5-7 December/Cape Town, South Africa) – NM i Gameplay (Early January/Oslo, Norway) – Guerrilla Game Festival (Mid-April/Madrid, Spain) – Reboot Develop (23-25 April/Dubrovnik, Croatia) – Nordic Game Jam (Late April/Copenhagen, Denmark) – with more venues to be announced soon!
Grand Finals: 27-29 May: Nordic Game 2020 - 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.
Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season IV sponsored by Xsolla, Versus Evil, Matchmade, Plan of Attack, 80 Level and Nordic Game Ventures.
NGDC SEASON III RECAP
Details about the NGDC fourth season qualifiers to be announced soon.
30-31 Aug: Game Dev Days – Graz, Austria
On 1 Sept., “Path Out” won the first NGDC Season III qualifier at the Game Dev Days in Graz, Austria.
28-29 Sep: Game Dev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
On 28 Sept., Flying Pan Studio’s “Keg Wars” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at Game Dev Camp in Lisbon, Portugal.
4-5 Oct: DevPlay – Bucharest, Romania
On 5 Oct., Sand Sailor Studio’s “Bossgard” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at DevPlay in Bucharest, Romania.
4-5 Oct: Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
On 5 Oct., Red Stage’s “Skábma – Polar Night” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at the Northern Game Summit in Kajaani, Finland.
11-14 Oct: GIC – Poznan, Poland
On 12 Oct., Ovid Works’ “Metamorphosis” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at the GIC in Poznan, Poland.
17-19 Oct: Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
On 18 Oct., Valiant Games’ “Pendula Swing” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at the Sweden Game Conference in Skövde, Sweden.
20-21 Oct: Athens Games Festival – Athens, Greece
On 20 Oct., Pixel Reign’s “Robbie Swifthand & the Orb of Mysteries” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at the Athens Games Festival in Greece.
2-3 Nov: GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
On 3 Nov., Panzerdog’s “Tacticool” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at GameOn in Vilnius, Lithuania.
20-21 Nov: Gamerome – Rome, Italy
On 22 Nov., Dusk Developers’ “Dusk” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at Gamerome in Rome, Italy.
28-29 Nov: Make Games Africa – Cape Town, South Africa
On 29 Nov., QCF Design’s “Drawkanoid” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at Make Games Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.
7-10 Dec: F&S Play – Bilbao, Spain
On 9 Dec., Sons of a Bit’s “Islabomba” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at the F&S Play Festival in Bilbao, Spain.
5 Jan: NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
On 5 Jan., Perfectly Paranormal’s “Helheim Hassle” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at NM in Gameplay in Oslo, Norway.
31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious – Zürich, Switzerland
On 2 Feb., Bad Dream Games’ “One Hand Clapping” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at Ludicious in Zürich, Switzerland.
11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop Blue – Dubrovnik, Croatia
On 11 April, Critique Gaming’s “Interrogation” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at Reboot Develop Blue in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
On 26 April, Kong Orange’s “Vokabulantis” won the NGDC Season III qualifier at Nordic Game Jam in Copenhagen, Denmark.
9 May: NGDC Season III wild cards
Atomic Wolf’s “Liberated” and Octato’s “Airhead” have been chosen as the NGDC Season III wild card selections.
NGDC GRAND FINALS, 22-24 MAY AT NG19 – Malmö, Sweden
The NGDC Season III Game of the Year was QCF Design’s “Drawkanoid” and the People’s Choice Award went Red Stage for “Skábma – Polar Night”.
NGDC qualifier and finals updates
Get the latest Nordic Game Discovery Contest updates - NGDC Season IV launched on 26 June!
Brazilian studio Pink Array won the NGDC Season IV kick-off with their game “Grashers” at the BIG Festival in São Paulo, Brazil.
In 2016, Nordic Game created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – learn all about NGDC Seasons I-III qualifiers, winners and grand champions.