On Saturday, 2 February the Nordic Game Discovery Contest caravan arrived in Switzerland to host the third season’s thirteenth NGDC qualifier.
Zürich was the city and Ludicious the event, with the three selected contestants delivering a great battle in front of a live audience and panel of judges including industry veterans Kate Edwards, Kathleen Evers, Saku Lethinen and Mikael Haveri.
The jury had a great time peppering the contestants with pointed questions, which led to a few split decisions over the four qualifying rounds. In the end, US developer Bad Dream Games took the top spot with their game One Hand Clapping, an innovative a 2D puzzle platformer where players sing into a microphone to solve musical puzzles and change the game world around them.
Big congrats to Bad Dream Games and see you at the NGDC Grand Finals at NG19 in May! Also warm thanks to Ludicious for welcoming the NGDC again to Zürich.
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
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
8-9 Apr: Quo Vadis – Berlin, Germany
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 sponsors
NGDC Season III is sponsored by Xsolla, Dolby, Steam, Plan of Attack and Nordic Game Ventures.
Xsolla ensures the best ideas get made, get seen and get played. Launch, monetize and scale with Xsolla tools and services. Learn more at xsolla.com.
Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences. Learn more at www.dolby.com.
The ultimate entertainment platform. Play, connect, create and more – install Steam today and start gaming! Learn more at store.steampowered.com.
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 planofattack.biz.
About Nordic Game Ventures
Nordic Game Ventures grows great companies and secures future jobs for the Nordic games industry. Learn more at nordicgameventures.com.
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.