Keg Wars victorious at NGDC in Lisbon


It may have been 29 degrees outside, but inside Forum Lisboa it felt even warmer, as three contestants took the stage at Game Dev Camp in Lisbon, Portugal to fight for a seat in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season III finals next May.

After a close race between the contestants, presenting themselves and their games, as well as answering jury questions and working to sway the live audience, Flying Pan Studio finished on top with their game Keg Wars.

Keg Wars is an innovative take on the classic tic-tac-toe game, with players choosing cards of different abilities to dominate the board and achieve a three-in-a-row winning scenario.

As winner of the NGDC Season III qualifier in Lisbon, Flying Pan Studio has earned coverage by as well as PR support from Plan of Attack. They’re now ready for the NGDC Grand Finals, taking place at Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden.

A big thanks to the organisers of Game Dev Camp for hosting the 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
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 is sponsored by Nordic Game Ventures and Steam, with regional and finals support from Dolby,, Plan of Attack and Xsolla.

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.