NGDC second season wild cards revealed

 
NGDC sescond season wild cards

Three game projects have fought their way into the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Grand Finals in the recently concluded second season wild card selection. They will join the thirteen already qualified games for the culminating NGDC finals at NG18 in Malmö, Sweden.

The NGDC Season Two wild card seats have gone to:

Frecle (Denmark) for their game Youropa
Henchman & Goon (Norway) for their game Pode
Sand Sailor Studio (Rumania) for their game BOSSGARD

Big congrats to the NGDC wild card winners and see you very soon for the finals at NG18!

Get to know Frecle, Henchman & Goon and Sand Sailor Studio better in these special NGDC developer profile videos:


 
About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
Building on 14 years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game launched the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) in 2016 – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.

NGDC Season 2 (2017-2018)
TeamOcmo’s NGDC “Game of the Year” win and award ceremony at NG17 concluded a fantastic Nordic Game Discovery Contest debut season, and raises a high bar for the studios and teams following in NGDC’s second season tour.

Qualifiers:
11-12 Sep – DevPlay – Bucharest, Rumania
16-17 Sep – GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
29-30 Sep – Slovenian Games Conference – Ljubljana, Slovenia
5-6 Oct – Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
18-20 Oct – Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
27-29 Oct – Athens Game Festival – Athens, Greece
24 Nov – GameDev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
29-30 Nov – AzPlay – Bilbao, Spain
13 Jan 2018 – NM in Gameplay – Oslo, Norway
23 Jan – Ludicious Game Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
25 Jan – Gamesforum – London, UK
16 Apr – Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark
19-21 Apr – Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia

NGDC Wild Cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. Online submission for wild card seats in the NGDC finals is opened each season after the partner event qualifiers. See you next year!

NGDC Season 2 finals:
23-25 May – Nordic Game 2018 – Malmö, Sweden

Winners from the qualifiers and selected wild cards have earned a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season 2 Grand Finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.

About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2018 is its fifteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Learn more about Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.

The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is sponsored by Nordisk Film Games, Appodeal, Nordic Game Ventures and Steam.

About Nordisk Film Games
Nordisk Film is a leading Nordic entertainment company, distributor of Sony PlayStation products in the region and part of Egmont. Nordisk Film – Games is a new unit investing in Nordic game studios.

Learn more about Nordisk Film Games at www.nordiskfilmgames.com.

About Appodeal
Appodeal was founded by app publishers for app publishers. Appodeal was originally created in 2011 as an in-house ad mediation solution for Alfa Production, a mobile apps publishing company with a monthly audience of 4M active users across all apps.

After experimenting with most of the ad networks, mediators, and app monetization tools on the market to monetize Alfa’s apps, founder & CEO Pavel Golubev was surprised to learn their in-house publisher-centric ad mediation platform actually performed the best — increasing their apps’ ad revenue by an impressive ~270%.

Golubev then realized that all mobile ad tools simply put the advertisers’ interests first, not the publishers. As a result, he decided to launch Appodeal to the public in 2015 — bringing the power back to the mobile app publishers.

Thanks to its innovative publisher-centric ad marketplace where ad networks compete against each other in real-time for every ad impression, Appodeal has significantly increased ad revenue for app publishers and has been growing rapidly ever since.

Learn more about Appodeal’s win/win business model here.

About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures aims to grow great companies and secure future jobs while profiting from the greatest Nordic export industry success in ages, the games industry. Nordic Game Ventures is founded by ten Nordic games entrepreneurs and gamer entrepreneurs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Learn more about Nordic Game Ventures at nordicgameventures.com.

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