It all happened in Graz on 1 September. On that glorious night, following the last session of the Game Dev Days conference, attendees gathered to be the first to experience the new on-stage format in the NGDC’s third season debut. Streamed live on Twitch, one could feel the anticipation in the air as NGDC host Teddy Florea went on stage to explain the rules and kick-off the show.
After an intense pitch battle, with all three contestants presenting their games, answering questions from the expert panel and entertaining the lively audience, Austrian developer Causa Creations and their game Path Out came out on top.
Path Out depicts the real story of Abdullah Karam, a Syrian war refugee who escaped trauma and death in his home country. Abdullah is safe now, and part of the team at Causa Creations. His tongue-in-cheek advice for those playing their game: “Don’t get me killed!” And he says it with a smile. Incredible.
The Causa Creations team, NGDC Season III qualifier winners at Game Dev Days in Graz, Austria.
As winner of the NGDC Season III qualifier in Graz, Causa Creations has earned coverage by Mail.ru as well as PR support from Plan of Attack. They’re now ready for the NGDC Grand Finals, taking place at Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden.
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!
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.