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Sponsors

Thank you to our NGDC Season III sponsors and supporters.
Dolby

“Moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism.”

James Shannon, Senior Sound Consultant, Dolby

Mail.ru Group
Mail.ru Group

“We love experiments and we are always eager to help develop new, potentially promising markets.”

Dmitry Grishin, co-founder & chairman, Mail.ru Group

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

Plan of Attack
Plan of Attack

“We help organisations tell their story and generate the most value from their projects.”

Chris Clarke, co-founder, Plan of Attack

Steam

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

Tom Giardino, Steam Business, Valve

Xsolla
Xsolla

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

Aleksandr Agapitov, CEO, Xsolla

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!

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 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: 30-31 Aug: Game Dev Days - Graz, Austria • 28-29 Sep: Game Dev Camp - Lisbon, Portugal • 4-5 Oct: DevPlay - Bucharest, Romania • 4-5 Oct: Northern Game Summit - Kajaani, Finland • 11-14 Oct: GIC - Poznan, Poland • 17-19 Oct: Sweden Game Conference - Skövde, Sweden • 20-21 Oct: Athens Games Festival - Athens, Greece • 2-3 Nov: GameOn - Vilnius, Lithuania • 20-21 Nov: Gamerome - Rome, Italy • 28-29 Nov: Make Games Africa - Cape Town, South Africa • 31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious - Zürich, Switzerland • 11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop - Dubrovnik, Croatia • 25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam - Copenhagen, Denmark • and more 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 III sponsored by Dolby, Mail.ru, Nordic Game Ventures, Plan of Attack, Steam and Xsolla.

NGDC SEASON III: THE FINALISTS

Follow this season's qualifier winners and wild cards all the way to the Grand Finals at NG19!
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

Three contestants will meet on 22 Nov. in Rome, Italy as this season’s ninth NGDC qualifier travels to Gamerome.

28-29 Nov: Make Games Africa – Cape Town, South Africa

Join the NGDC Season III qualifier at Make Games Africa in Cape Town, South Africa. Submission deadline 20 Nov. – apply now!

31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious – Zürich, Switzerland

Stay tuned for details about the NGDC Season III qualifier at Ludicious in Zürich, Switzerland.

11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Stay tuned for details about the NGDC Season III qualifier at Reboot Develop in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark

Stay tuned for details about the NGDC Season III qualifier at Nordic Game Jam in Copenhagen, Denmark.

8 May: NGDC Season III wild cards

Stay tuned for details about the NGDC Season III wild card selections.

NGDC GRAND FINALS, 22-24 MAY AT NG19 – Malmö, Sweden

Stay tuned for details about the NGDC Season III Grand Finals at NG19, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden.

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