NGDC victory for Red Stage in Kajaani


For a third consecutive season, the Northern Game Summit hosted the Nordic Game Discovery Contest on 5 October in Kajaani, Finland.

This year’s three competitors battled for the qualifier win in a packed auditorium at the NGS, with the audience enthusiastically cheering the contestants along.

All three studios made a great impression, but it was Finnish Red Stage Entertainment with their game Skábma – Polar Night that took the evening’s prize – a spot in the NGDC Grand Finals at NG19 next May, as well as PR services from Plan of Attack and

Based on Sámi mythology, Skábma – Polar Night follows the journey of the young Áilu, as the child treks through Sámiland and the spirit Worlds to restore balance between light and dark.

Congratulations to Red Stage Entertainment and see you at the NGDC finals next year!

A big thanks as well to the organisers of the Northern Game Summit for another great event, and for welcoming the NGDC back to Kajaani.

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.