NGDC Season IV Wild Card submissions

 

Reaching the end of the NGDC each season, we open the contest up for a limited time to wild card submissions. You can read the announcement for NGDC Season IV wild card submissions here.

Please make sure that submitted videos, trailers, etc. are kept within the time limits specified below and in the NGDC rule-set (also below).

Important! Only submit if you know you’re attending NG20+ on 25-27 November (online). This form is for NG20+ participants only.

General NGDC format & rules:
The contestants chosen through the wild card submission process will earn seats to go directly to the Grand Online NGDC Finals at NG20+ on 25-27 November.

The selected finalists will then submit video material to be used in the NGDC semi-finals as well as Grand Final.

While the semi finals are based solely on one piece of the submitted material, the Grand Finals are created as a “normal” NGDC qualifier: Finalists meet in a live contest, divided in to the following rounds:

Intro Round: Each contestant has to present themselves and their game.

Game Round: Each contestant has to answer questions from the judges about the presented game. These can be technical, about the gameplay, or even personal.

Examples:
• “What is most unique about your game”?
• “What are you inspired by”?
• “What part of yourself has been put into the game”?

Reality Round: Contestants answer questions about the realities surrounding the game. These can be about economics, but also personal about yourself and your team.

Examples:
• “What is your biggest strength as a team?” (objective),
• “What is your biggest strength as a team”? (slightly personal),
• “What are your biggest dreams for your studio?” (very personal)

Final Chance Round: Contestants show a final piece of material in a last effort to sway the judges. Any material (per-prepared) may be show on screen (images, videos, GIF, screen dumps etc.) after which the audience is asked to cheer.

After each round, the judges will give points to the contestant who made the best impression. After the final round, a winner is found and celebrated.

As part of entering the competition contestants have to submit the following material via the submission form:

Game logo – A postcard format logo. Used in presentation and on printed voting cards.

“Behind the scenes” video – A 30-second mobile phone camera “studio tour” (e.g. walk through studio and wave at people, filming interesting stuff while talking).

Game Trailer – A 1 minute trailer showing in-game footage from the game in development.

“Final Chance” Material – One (1) piece of material (gif, video, screenshots, art etc.) used for showcasing the game in the final round, and a last chance of swaying the judges. Maximum length 30 seconds.

Important notes
The judges will look at the material submitted by the contestants, so be sure that you cover the basics there, such as: What’s the concept or purpose of the game? Which features make your game unique? What’s your game’s business model, and why?

Also make sure to deliver all the basic, “hard facts” about your game, like format, present development state, control method, USP etc.

On-stage, the judges will look at your stage performance, how you present your game, and they will ask you questions based on the material submitted.

NGDC Wild Card submissions
To apply to the wild card competition, complete the application form here and send it to us at Nordic Game. The deadline is Wednesday, 4 November.

A) The application form must be used and submitted in English.
B) No parts of the form may be removed or reformatted.
C) The application must be submitted to Nordic Game before the given deadline.
D) The applicant must own or control the intellectual property rights to the game submitted.
E) You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event if you’ve made the cut.
F) Wild card selections will also receive two complimentary NG20+ Online Developer passes.

Important notes
Games on any platform, developed by any company or single person can participate, but:

• Only one person can go on stage online and participate in the contest.
• You must have a working demo of your game to show.
• No illegal or plagiarized content in your game (such as trademarked content, etc.).
• Your company is financially stable (no threat of liquidation or bankruptcy exists).

All submitted projects will be reviewed. The selected projects will be informed directly in the weeks following the application deadline, including further instructions regarding the event.

Good luck!