INSIDE, GoNNER, and Hitman amongst winners
Malmö, Sweden – 18 May 2017. The winners of the 2017 Nordic Game Awards have been revealed at this year’s Nordic Game Conference with 2D platform puzzler INSIDE taking home four awards. Hosted by comedian Niels Forsberg, 20 games were nominated in eight different categories, including Best Art, Best Game Design, Best Debut, and Nordic Game of the Year.
Category winners of the 2017 Nordic Game Awards are as follows:
Nordic Game of the Year
INSIDE by Playdead
Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen
Twofold Inc. developed by Grapefrukt Games
INSIDE , by Playdead
Best Game Design
INSIDE by Playdead.
Hitman by IO Interactive
INSIDE by Playdead
Best Fun for Everyone
The Fun for Everyone award is a special award for the best children’s, family, or social game, suitable for people of all ages.
Clapper by Bridgeside Interactive.
Best Debut is brand new award given to a Nordic studio that has released its first game in 2017 (excluding beta and early access).
GoNNER by Art in Heart.
Other nominees for the first ever Best Debut award included Clapper (Bridgeside Interactive) , Manual Samuel (Perfectly Paranormal) , Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (Game Swing), and Through the Woods (Antagonist).
The jury also gave Owlboy , developed by D-Pad Studio, a special mention for outstanding artistic, audio, technological, and design quality.
About the Nordic Game Awards
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: Bjarki Thor Jónsson (Iceland), Juho Kuorikoski (Finland), Rune Fjell Olsen (Norway), Niklas Sintorn (Sweden) and Astrid Mie Refstrup (Denmark).
About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2017 is its fourteenth 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 2017, 17-19 May at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.
Jacob Riis, Communications & Program Director, Nordic Game 2017