Drawkanoid takes NGDC in Africa


The Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted in Cape Town last week for the contest’s first qualifier on the African continent, hosted by Make Games Africa in conjunction with Africa Games Week.

Three contestants were selected to compete in this season’s tenth qualifier, vying for a spot in the NGDC Season III Grand Finals at NG19 this May. The following studios took the stage on 29 November in Cape Town:

Silvernode Studios (South Africa) presenting Nine Noir Lives
Augmentors (South Africa) presenting Augmentors
QCF Design (South Africa) presenting Drawkanoid

In an exciting qualifier, South African developer QCF Design came out on top, closing out the competition with Drawkanoid, their action arcade game for PC.

“Travelling to Cape Town for our first NGDC in Africa was a really interesting trip,” says NGDC organiser Jacob Riis. “We got so much praise for being part of the first Africa Games Week and for helping them build their games community.”

A big congrats to QCF Design and see you in Malmö at Nordic Game 2019! And a warm thank you to the organisers of Make Games Africa and Africa Games Week for welcoming this season’s tenth NGDC qualifier.

About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
In 2016, building on fourteen years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.

NGDC Season III Tour Plan 2018-2019 (more events to be announced)
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: Game Industry Conference – 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
7-10 Dec: F&S Play – Bilbao, Spain
5 Jan: NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious – Zürich, Switzerland
11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark

NGDC Season III Grand Finals
22-24 May: Nordic Game 2019 – Malmö, Sweden

NGDC Season III wild cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. The online submission process for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced in April 2019. Stay tuned!

NGDC Season III sponsors
NGDC Season III is sponsored by Xsolla, Dolby, Steam, Plan of Attack, Mail.ru and Nordic Game Ventures.

About Xsolla
Xsolla ensures the best ideas get made, get seen and get played. Launch, monetize and scale with Xsolla tools and services. Learn more at xsolla.com.

About Dolby
Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Learn more at www.dolby.com.

About Steam
The ultimate entertainment platform. Play, connect, create and more – install Steam today and start gaming! Learn more at store.steampowered.com.

About Plan of Attack
Working with the right media at the right time, Plan of Attack helps organisations tell their stories and generate the most value from their projects. Learn more at planofattack.biz.

About Mail.ru
Mail.Ru Group is the largest internet business in Russia, based on mobile daily audience. Learn more at corp.mail.ru.

About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures grows great companies and secures future jobs for the Nordic games industry. Learn more at nordicgameventures.com.

Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities still available for NGDC Season III.