NGDC Season III wild cards selected


The two remaining seats for this season’s Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals have been chosen from this month’s online wild card submissions.

Poland’s Atomic Wolf grabbed the NGDC wild card selection jury’s attention with Liberated. Set in a dark world in the near future where technology turned against people, Liberated is an interactive dystopian graphic novel that unfolds on the pages of a comic book.

Danish Octato picked-up the last remaining seat with Airhead, a unique platform adventure featuring a headless body carrying a dying organism on its shoulders, determined to rescue it. With its life rapidly seeping out, time is of the essence, but the world is complex and nothing is obvious.

The two wild card finalists now join fifteen other contestants to battle their way through secret final four voting by the NGDC jury from Wednesday-Thursday, 22-23 May, and then on-stage competition by the final four in the NGDC Season III finals on Friday, 24 May.

NG19 attendees will also cast ballots for their favorites during the NGDC Finalist Expo, with the NGDC Season III “People’s Choice Award” to be announced during the final wrap-up session of NG19.

The NGDC Season III winner and runner-ups will receive prizes from Dolby, Xsolla,, Plan of Attack and Matchmade.

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
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 Blue – Dubrovnik, Croatia
25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
1-9 May: Wild card selection (online)

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

NGDC Season III wild cards
Two wild card selections for the NGDC Season III finals have been chosen.

NGDC Season III sponsors
NGDC Season III is sponsored by Xsolla, Dolby, Steam, Plan of Attack, Matchmade, 80 Level 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

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

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

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

About Matchmade
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

About 80 Level
80 Level is the best source of valuable information about the gaming industry and its recent trends. Learn more at

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

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.