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 Just Cause 2 ,  Age of Conan  Lead Nordic Game Awards Nominees

Just Cause 2, Age of Conan Lead Nordic Game Awards Nominees

April 20, 2011 | By Frank Cifaldi

April 20, 2011 | By Frank Cifaldi
More: Console/PC, Indie, Design

The nominees for the Nordic Game Awards 2011 have been announced, with heavy hitters like Just Cause 2 and Alan Wake rubbing shoulders with indies that include Jesus vs Dinosaurs and Vikings on Trampolines.

The awards ceremony -- now in its fifth year -- will take place May 11 and will be hosted by former IGDA executive director Jason Della Rocca, who is "famously known for his Canadian yet Nordic sense of humor," according to the event's organizers.

The winners of the four main categories will be chosen by a special awards jury, while the Nordic Indie Sensation award will be chosen by audience participation live at the show.

The full list of nominees follows. For more information, head on over to the Nordic Game Awards website.

Best Nordic Handheld Game:
Axe in Face, By Blue Carrot Design, Denmark
Kosmo Spin, by Simogo, Sweden
LabyMania, by Amygdala Studios, Denmark
Maximus Musicus, by Fancy Pants Global, Iceland
Monster Trucks Nitro 2, by RedLynx, Finland
Shadow Cities, by Grey Are Labs, Finland
The Package, by Rock Pocket AS, Norway
World in War, by Fabrication Games/PAN Vision, Sweden

Best Artistic Achievement:
Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer, by Funcom, Norway
Cities in Motion, by Colossal Order, Finland
Incursion Incursion Incursion - the character creator, by CCP, Iceland
Just Cause 2, by Avalanche, Sweden
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, by IO Interactive, Denmark
Kung-Fu Live, by Virtual Air Guitar Company, Finland
LIMBO, by Playdead, Denmark
Minecraft, by Mojang, Sweden

Best Nordic Children’s Game:
ABCity, by ABCity, Denmark
Flaklypa Grand Prix, by Ravn Studio, Norway
Ilomilo, by Southend, Sweden
Landit Bandit, by The Bearded Ladies, Sweden
Maximus Musicus, by Fancy Pants Global, Iceland
Petran planeetta, by Draamaforum, Finland
Pets vs. Monsters, by Funcom, Norway
Playing History, by Serious Games Interactive, Denmark

Best Nordic Game:
Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer, by Funcom, Norway
Alan Wake, by Remedy, Finland
Battlefield Bad Company 2, by EA DICE, Sweden
B.U.T.T.O.N., by Copenhagen Game Collective, Denmark
Dead Nation, by Housemarque, Finland
Just Cause 2, by Avalance, Sweden
LIMBO, by Playdead, Denmark
Vikings of Thule, by Gogogic, Iceland

Nordic Indie Sensation:
1916 - Der unbekannte Krieg, by Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel, Denmark
Cobalt, by Oxeye Game Studio, Sweden
Jesus vs Dinosaurs, by Martin Jonasson and Petri Purho, Sweden & Finland
Mobiloid, by Monty Games, Denmark
Nimbus, by Noumenon Games, Sweden
Paul & Percy, by Mads Peter Vedsten Larsen, Klaus Kabel Kritensen, and Magnus Poppel, Denmark
Spirits, by Spaces of Play, Sweden
Vikings on Trampolines, by D-Pad Studio, Norway

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