The Nordic Game Discovery Contest got an early start on its fourth season with a fantastic debut in São Paulo at last month’s BIG Festival.
A very enthusiastic audience in Brazil cheered for their local heroes on the festival’s main stage, with the “football match” vibe putting extra pressure members of the NGDC jury, including Flávia Gazi (IGN), Jason della Rocca (Execution Labs), Justin Berenbaum (Xsolla) and Shirley Lin (DOGIgames) to get their questions right.
After a nail-biting final tabulation of the live pitch results, it was Brazilian studio Pink Array that came out in top with their game Grashers, a colorful twin-stick shooter roguelike set in outer space.
Check out the game trailer:
BIG congratulations to Pink Array for winning Season IV’s first NGDC qualifier and a huge thank you to the organisers of the BIG Festival for their fantastic support and a great show.
See you at NG20 next May for the NGDC Season IV finalist expo and grand finals!
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.
The NGDC Season IV Tour Plan (2019-2020) includes the BIG Festival in São Paulo, Brazil, Game Dev Camp in Lisbon, DevPlay in Bucharest, GameOn in Vilnius, GameRome in Italy, Make Games Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, NM i Gameplay in Oslo, Ludicious in Zurich, Guerilla Games Festival in Madrid, Reboot Develop in Dubrovnik and Nordic Jam Copenhagen – with more venues to be announced soon!
NGDC Season IV Grand Finals
27-29 May: Nordic Game 2020 – Malmö, Sweden
NGDC Season IV 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 2020. Stay tuned!
NGDC Season IV sponsors
NGDC Season IV is sponsored by Xsolla, Versus Evil, Matchmade, Plan of Attack, 80 Level 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.
About Versus Evil
Versus Evil is a video game publisher whose sole focus is to publish indie games. Learn more at versusevil.com/.
Matchmade is the leading influencer marketing platform for games. Founded in Helsinki by games industry veterans Jiri Kupiainen and Leo Lännenmäki in 2014, the company also has offices in Berlin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Learn more at matchmade.tv.
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 80 Level
80 Level is the best source of valuable information about the gaming industry and its recent trends. Learn more at 80.lv.
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 IV.