Last year the Nordic Game Discovery Contest debuted with a qualifier at the Make Games Africa event in Cape Town. The South African game Drawkanoid won and went on to take the NGDC Season III Game of the Year at NG19.
So last week’s eighth round of the NGDC Season IV in South Africa was highly anticipated, not only by the NGDC organisers but also by the NGDC hosts Playtopia/Make Games Africa and this year’s three contestants.
With exciting new games on display and a string of great talks, Playtopia MGA really showcased the incredible growth of the local South African dev community, with the NGDC itself receiving very enthusiastic support.
The three contestants in Cape Town did a great job pitching their games on stage, but one exceptional team and title stole the hearts of the judges and audience – Unsigned Double Collective and their Nordic action adventure platformer Freja and the False Prophecy.
Check out the teaser trailer:
With Freja and the False Prophecy, South Africa delivers another strong contender to the NGDC finals in Malmö. A big congratulations to Unsigned Double Collective on their victory and a huge thank you to the organisers of Playtopia/Make Games Africa for another outstanding event.
See you at NG20 next May for the NGDC Season IV finalist expo and grand finals!
NGDC Season IV is sponsored by Xsolla, Versus Evil, Plan of Attack, Matchmade, Nordic Game Ventures, Karmafy, Microsoft, DDM and 80 Level.
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 Versus Evil
Versus Evil is a video game publisher whose sole focus is to publish indie games. Learn more at versusevil.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.
Matchmade is the leading influencer marketing platform for games. Founded in Helsinki by games industry veterans Jiri Kupiainen and Leo Lännenmäki in 2014, the company also has offices in Berlin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Learn more at matchmade.tv.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures grows great companies and secures future jobs for the Nordic games industry. Learn more at nordicgameventures.com.
Karmafy rewards and empowers your players with free charitable giving directed to charities and initiatives they feel passionate about. Learn more at karmafy.com.
Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Learn more at www.microsoft.com.
DDM delivers worldwide business expertise with a personal touch and a proven methodology. Learn more at www.ddmagency.com.
About 80 Level
80 Level is the best source of valuable information about the gaming industry and its recent trends. Learn more at 80.lv.
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 IV.