Sunday, 19 April 2015

Nominees revealed for Nordic Game Awards 2015


Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Nordic Game Awards! A highlight of the Nordic Game conference in Malmö, Sweden on 20-22 May, the award show this year takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on 21 May at 18:00. Host of the show will be Leigh Alexander, journalist, author and Editor-in-Chief for the re-launched Boing Boing website Offworld.

Leigh will hand out prizes in six categories. Here are the nominated games:

Best Nordic Game of the Year
Among the Sleep, developed by Krillbite Studio (Norway)
Dreamfall Chapters: Book One, developed by Red Thread Games (Norway)
Kalimba, developed by Press Play (Denmark)
Leo's Fortune, developed by 1337 and Senri LLC (Sweden)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, developed by Press Play (Denmark)
Shadow Puppeteer, developed by Sarepta (Norway)
The Silent Age: Episode 2, developed by House on Fire (Denmark)
Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by Machine Games (Sweden)

Best Nordic Children's Game
DragonBox Elements, developed by WeWantToKnow (Norway)
Inventioneers, developed by Filimundus AB (Sweden)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, developed by Press Play (Denmark)
Toca Nature, developed by Toca Boca AB (Sweden)
Wuwu & Co., developed by Merete Helle (Denmark)

Best Nordic Handheld Game
The Silent Age: Episode 2, developed by House on Fire (Denmark)
Size DOES Matter, developed by DOS Studios (Norway)
Leo's Fortune, developed by 1337 and Senri LLC (Sweden)
Heartbeats, developed by Kong Orange (Denmark)
The Sailor's Dream, developed by Simogo (Sweden)

Best Artistic Achievement
Amphora, developed by Moondrop (Norway)
Back to Bed, developed by Bedtime Digital Games (Denmark)
Heartbeats, developed by Kong Orange (Denmark)
Among the Sleep, developed by Krillbite Studio (Norway)
The Sailor's Dream, developed by Simogo (Sweden)

Best Nordic Innovation
Kalimba, developed by Press Play (Denmark)
Among the Sleep, developed by Krillbite Studio (Norway)
Goat Simulator, developed by Coffee Stain Studios (Sweden)
Heartbeats, developed by Kong Orange (Denmark)
Size DOES Matter, developed by DOS Studios (Norway)

New Nordic Indie Sensation 2015
The purpose of this award is to recognise new talent from the Nordic region. The nominated games in this category will be chosen through an application process led by Copenhagen Game Collective, curators of Nordic Indie Night. Eight games will be nominated, and they can be play-tested and voted for by the public during Nordic Indie Night on 20 May.

About the Nordic Game Awards
The Nordic Game Awards is organised by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation with Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game conference. The Nordic Game Institute consists of the following game producer associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Spillprodusentforeningen (NO) and Producentforeningen (DK).


The organisers appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Bjarni Þór Jónsson (Iceland), Jon Cato Lorentzen (Norway), Kerstin Alex (Sweden), Sonja Ängeslevä (Finland) and Søren Staal Balslev (Denmark).

For more information about Nordic Game and the Nordic Game 2015 conference, visithttp://nordicgame.com.
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