Building on 15 years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game has created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries. Learn more, including tour plan and info on how to participate HERE.
Now in our second season, NGDC partners with regional games industry conferences across Europe throughout the year to discover the most promising games with the best potential for becoming global hits. These "qualifying round" winners will go on to compete for "Game of the Year" in the NGDC Finals at Nordic Game 2019 in Malmö, Sweden.
With thousands of new titles released each year, the competition to get
noticed is fiercer than ever. Joining the NGDC gives you a shot at
getting your game discovered. Just by submitting your game to the
contest, a string of experts - publishers, investors, journalists,
prominent game designers and other industry profiles - will see your
work and should your team be chosen to pitch live on stage, you'll be
sure to attract the attention of industry professionals in the audience
On stage, you'll pitch to an expert jury, as well as a live audience.
After your pitch, the jury will ask questions and provide feedback about
your game. If you win your "qualifying round", you'll go on to the NGDC
Finals at NG19 next May. If you take the final "Game of the Year" award
in Malmö, you'll also win some nice prizes and extend your visibility
For developers not able to join events on the NGDC tour, a number of
wildcards will once again be chosen through an online submission
Are you developing, or have you already developed a game that deserves
more attention than it's received so far? Are you attending one of the
events on the NGDC Tour? If so, submit your game, and prepare to go on
stage for a qualifying round - and maybe all the way to the NGDC Finals!
Selected projects for this year's Nordic Game Discovery Contest at NGS will have their live pitches at the beginning of Day 2 (October 5th) and the results later that day.
3. Regarding the live pitch:
A) You'll have five minutes to convince the judges that your game is the
one that deserves to be discovered the most, so prepare well:
What's the concept or purpose of the game? Which features make your game
unique? What's your game's business model, and why?
There are many ways to pitch, so think about which method you'll use,
for example video trailer, a live gameplay demonstration, slide show,
B) After your five minute pitch, the judges will have five minutes to
ask you questions based on your presentation. Be prepared for this as
C) In a ceremony following the competition, the winners and runner-ups
will be announced
4. Rating criteria:
The expert panel will look at how well your game plays; features, modes
and controls, as well as how appealing and enjoyable the game seems.
They will also judge your game's graphics, layout, sound, music and
overall look; how unique the game is, as well as what makes it standout
in terms of story, gameplay, features, controls, etc.
And not least: They'll judge you on how well you pitch your game as
Note: All submitted projects will be reviewed. The selected projects will be informed directly in the weeks following the application deadline, including further instructions regarding the event.