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  Nominees revealed for Nordic Game Awards 2014
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04/16/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Nordic Game Awards is back for 2014. A highlight of the Nordic Game Conference, held in Malmö, Sweden, on 21-23, NGA 14 will this year take place in The Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on 22 May at 18:00. Host of the show will be Nicolas Estrup, international game media guru of Pixel.tv and TV2 Zulu fame (in Denmark at least?).

And now, the nominees…

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

Best Nordic Game of the Year 2014

Battlefield 4, by DICE (Sweden)

Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

The Swapper, by Facepalm Games (Finland)

Resogun, by Housemarque (Finland)

Teslagrad, by Rain Games (Norway)

Forced, by Betadwarf (Denmark)

140, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark)

Best Nordic Children's Game 2014

Toca Boca Hair Salon 2, by Toca Boca (Sweden)

My Little Work Garage, by Filimundus (Sweden)

Sprinkle Islands, by Mediocre (Sweden)

Steamworld Dig, by Image & Form (Sweden)

Pettson's Inventions Deluxe, by Filimundus (Sweden)

Angry Birds Go, by Rovio (Finland)

King Hunt, by Mountain Sheep (Finland)

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Fix the Factory, by Cape Copenhagen (Denmark)

HokusPokus Alfons Åberg, by Hyper Games (Norway)

Best Nordic Handheld Game 2014

Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)

Steamworld Dig, by Image & Form (Sweden)

Stick it to the Man!, by Zoink (Sweden)

Pet Rescue Saga, by King (Sweden)

Best Artistic Achievement Award 2014

Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)

Stick it to the Man!, by Zoink (Sweden)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden)

Oceanhorn, by Cornfox Brothers (Finland)

140, by Jeppe Carlsen (Denmark)

Best Nordic Innovation Award 2014

Shelter, by Might and Delight (Sweden)

Year Walk, by Simogo (Sweden)

Device 6, by Simogo (Sweden)

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios (Sweden)

Teslagrad, by Rain Games (Norway)

New Nordic Indie Sensation 2014

The purpose of the award is to recognize new talent from the Nordic Region. The nominated games in this category are found through an application process, lead by Copenhagen Game Collective, the curators of Nordic Game Indie Night. Eight games will be nominated, and they can be tested and voted for by the public during Nordic Game Indie Night 2014 on 21 May.

About 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 producers’ associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Spillprodusentforeningen (NO), and Producentforeningen (DK).

The organisations appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Ann-Sofie Sydow (Sweden), Aki Järvilehto (Finland), Bjarni Þór Jónsson (Iceland), Jon Cato Lorentzen (Norway), and Thomas Vigild (Denmark).