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2009 Nordic Game Awards Finalists Announced
2009 Nordic Game Awards Finalists Announced
March 30, 2009 | By Eric Caoili

March 30, 2009 | By Eric Caoili
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Organizers for the the third annual Nordic Game Awards announced its nominees for several categories, with Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Age of Conan, Mirror’s Edge, and several other titles contending for "Best Nordic Game".

Nordic Game Awards 2009, put on by Nordic Game Program, will take place on May 19 in Malmo, Sweden alongside the Nordic Game Conference running from May 19 to 20.

Swedish TV host and video game columnist Orvar Safstrom will host the event and hand out prizes for four categories -- Best Nordic Game, Best Nordic Children’s Game, Best New Nordic Talent and Best Artistic Achievement.

The finalists -- nominated by the game producers’ associations of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden -- for those four categories follow:

Best Artistic Achievement:
- Age of Conan by Funcom (NOR)
- Englekræsj by Ravn Studio (NOR)
- Guppylife by Gu! ppyworks (DEN)
- Mirror’s Edge by EA DICE (SWE)
- Penumbra: Black Plague by Frictional (SWE)
- Watchmen by Deadline Games (DEN)

Best Nordic Children’s Game:
- Englekræsj by Ravn Studio (NOR)
- Guppylife by Guppyworks (DEN)
- LasseMajas Detektivbyra: Kameleontens hamnd by Bajoum (SWE)
- Riding Club by Artplant (NOR)
- Skagget i Brevladan by Upside Studios (SWE)

Best Nordic Game:
- Age of Conan by Funcom (NOR)
- Bionic Commando: Rearmed by GRIN (SWE)
- Englekræsj by Ravn Studio (NOR)
- Global Conflicts: Latin America by Serious Games (DEN)
- Guppylife by Guppyworks (DEN)
- Mirror’s Edge by EA DICE (SWE)
- Trials 2 - Second Edition by Redlynx (FIN)

Best New Nordic Talent:
- Puzzlegeddon by Pieces Interactive (SWE)
- Skybound by Tumbleweed Interactive (NOR)
- Symbol6 by Gogogic, (IS)
- The Hunter by Avalanche (SWE)
- Vertigo by RunJumpDuck Entertainment (SWE)

The Nordic Game Awards 2009 jury will meet on April 15th to evaluate the nominees and select the winners. The jury is comprised of the following representatives appointed by the Nordic game producers’ associations and Nordic Game Program -- Snorre Bryne, Thomas Puha, Steve Dalskog, John Severinson, and Thomas Vigild.


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