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NORDIC GAME AWARDS 2018: FINALISTS REVEALED

26 Apr 2018, Posted by Ernesta Svobaite in Games

Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Nordic Game Awards! 

A highlight of Nordic Game 2018 in Malmö, Sweden on 23-25 May, the award show this year takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on 24 May at 18:00. And it’s sponsored by our dear friends at Epic/Unreal.

The host of the show will be Elie Abraham – composer, sound designer, voice actor and unyielding game jammer. Elie is known for speed-making music and holds the world record for a number of games sound-tracked at a single game jam. Outside of video game audio, Elie designs escape rooms, DJs and is a stand-up comedian. Ellie will hand out prizes in eight categories, and here are the nominated games:

Nordic Game of the Year

   A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

   ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

   Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

   Nex Machina, developed by Housemarque, Finland

   SteamWorld Dig 2, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

   Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Nordic Game of the Year: Small Screen

   Milkmaid of the Milky Way, developed by Machineboy, Norway

   OCMO, developed by Team OCMO, Finland

   Pako 2, developed by Tree men games, Finland

   Returner 77, developed by Fantastic, Yes!, Denmark

   SteamWorld Dig 2, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

Best Art

   ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

   Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

   Milkmaid of the Milky Way, developed by Machineboy, Norway

   Nex Machina, developed by Housemarque, Finland

   Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Best Game Design

   A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

   ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

   Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

   SteamWorld Dig 2, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

   Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

   World to the West, developed by Rain AS, Norway

Best Technology

   ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

   Fugl, developed by Muunluun, Norway

   Sparc, developed by CCP, Iceland

   Star Wars Battlefront 2, developed by EA DICE, Sweden

   Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Best Audio

   ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

   Figment, developed by Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark

   Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

   Nex Machina, developed by Housemarque, Finland

   Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Best Fun for Everyone

   A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

   Fugl, developed by Muunluun, Norway

   Little Police, developed by Filimundus, Sweden

   Ocmo, developed by Team OCMO, Finland

   Passepartout: The Starving Artist, developed by Flamebait Games, Sweden

Best Debut

   A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

   ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

   Milkmaid of the Milky Way, developed by Machineboy, Norway

   Ocmo, developed by Team OCMO, Finland

   Passepartout: The Starving Artist, developed by Flamebait Games, Sweden

About the Nordic Game Awards

The Nordic Game Awards is organized by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation with Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game event team. 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 organizers appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Sig Gunnarsson (Iceland), Aleksandr Manzos (Finland), Jostein Hakestad (Norway), Linus Svensson (Sweden) and Christina Majcher (Denmark).

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 Nordic Game 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.