Romanian Rikodu wins NGDC at Reboot

 
Second Hand: Frankie's Revenge

The thirteenth and final live qualifying round of this season’s Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) took place on 20 April at Reboot Develop in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Romanian game developer Rikodu came out on top with their project Second Hand: Frankie’s Revenge, described as “a 1-4 player co-op action game with badass robots built from household appliances”.
 
Nordic Game's Jacob Riis congratulating Rikodu
Nordic Game’s Jacob Riis congratulating Rikodu.

Warm congratulations to Rikodu and see you in Malmö for the NGDC finals at Nordic Game 2018 on 23-25 May! Also a big thank you to the organisers of Reboot Develop for having us there.

With thirteen finalists ready, the remaining seats for the NGDC Grand Finals at NG18 will be handed to developers submitting in NGDC wild card applications online. Deadline is 27 April – so you can still make it! Read more right here.

Get to know Rikodu better in this special Nordic Game Discovery Contest developer profile video:


 
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 to follow 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 a wild card seat in the NGDC second season finals at NG18 has opened – the application deadline is 27 April. Learn more and submit your game right here!

NGDC Finals:
23-25 May – Nordic Game 2018 – Malmö, Sweden

Winners from the qualifiers will earn a place in the Nordic Game Discovery Contest grand finals at Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.

Learn more about the Nordic Game Discovery Contest and follow the contest winners as they make their way to the NGDC second season finals at discovery-contest.nordicgame.com.

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 next month’s 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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