Join the Nordic Game Discovery Contest!


Learn more about the companies supporting the second season of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
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 2, June 2017 - May 2018
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 14 years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game has created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.

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 Season 2 tour? If so, visit the event website to submit your game, and prepare to go on stage for a qualifying round - and maybe all the way to the NGDC finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.

Get your game discovered • As a finalist, a shot at some great prizes, including a full PR campaign (courtesy of Plan of Attack) and prizes from Appodeal,, Steam and many more! • Meet potential partners and investors among the companies following the contest • Two full conference passes for NG18 • Unlimited access to the NG18 MeetToMatch system • A complimentary booth/table at NG18 including the Discovery Day Showcase (23-25 May)

NGDC Season 2 Tour Plan

Qualifiers: 11-12 Sep – DevPlay – Bucharest, Rumania • 16-17 Sep – GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania • 29-30 Sep – Slovenian Games Conference – Ljubljana, Slovenia • 5-6 Oct – Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland • 18-20 Oct – Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden • 27-29 Oct – Athens Game Festival – Athens, Greece • 24 Nov – GameDev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal • 29-30 Nov – AzPlay – Bilbao, Spain • 13 Jan 2018 – NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway • 23 Jan – Ludicious Game Festival – Zurich, Switzerland • 25 Jan – Gamesforum – London, UK • 16 Apr – Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark • 19-21 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Grand Finals: 23-25 May - Nordic Game 2018 - Malmö, Sweden

NGDC Season II Game of the Year and People's Choice Award announced - see details below.

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. See you next year!

The Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season II is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam.


Follow the qualifiers and winners as they make their way to the NGDC finals at NG18 in May!
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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