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Press release

17 April, 2020

Malmö, Sweden

NOTE: EMBARGO UNTIL 12:00 CET ON FRIDAY, 17 APRIL

It’s a great pleasure to unveil the final nominees for this year’s Nordic Game Awards, which will be streamed live from Malmö, Sweden on Thursday, 28 May during NG20.

Always a highlight of the Nordic Game conference, this year's show will spotlight the talent and expertise of the region’s studios as well as the amazing games they've released over the past year.

The Nordic Game Awards 2020 nominees are:

Nordic Game of the Year nominees:

Baba is You from Hempuli Oy (FI)

https://hempuli.com/baba

Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)

https://www.remedygames.com/games/control

LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691

Mosaic from Krillbite Studio (NO)

https://www.mosaiccorp.biz

Sayonara Wildhearts from Simogo (SE)

http://simogo.com/work/sayonara-wild-hearts

Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen nominees:

LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691

Mosaic from Krillbite Studio (NO)

https://www.mosaiccorp.biz

Sayonara Wildhearts from Simogo (SE)

http://simogo.com/work/sayonara-wild-hearts

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two from Other Tales Interactive (DK)

https://www.ticktockthegame.com

What the Golf? from Triband (DK)

http://whatthegolf.com

Best Art nominees:

Control, by Remedy Entertainment (FI)

https://www.remedygames.com/games/control

Draugen from Red Thread Games (NO)

https://www.redthreadgames.com/draugen

LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691

Little Misfortune from Killmonday Games (SE)

https://www.littlemisfortune.com

Sayonara Wildhearts from Simogo (SE)

http://simogo.com/work/sayonara-wild-hearts

Best Game Design nominees:

Baba is You from Hempuli Oy (FI)

https://hempuli.com/baba

Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)

https://www.remedygames.com/games/control

Degrees of Separation from Moondrop (NO)

https://dofsgame.com

Sayonara Wildhearts from Simogo (SE)

http://simogo.com/work/sayonara-wild-hearts

What the Golf? from Triband (DK)

http://whatthegolf.com

Best Technology nominees:

Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)

https://www.remedygames.com/games/control

Deep Rock Galactic from Ghost Ship Games (DK)

https://www.deeprockgalactic.com

Minecraft Earth from Mojang (SE)

https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/about-earth

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 from Ubisoft Massive (SE)

https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2

Trailmakers from Flashbulb (DK)

https://www.playtrailmakers.com

Best Audio nominees:

Control from Remedy Entertainment (FI)

https://www.remedygames.com/games/control

Moons of Madness from Rock Pocket Games (NO)

https://www.moonsofmadness.com

Mutazione from Die Gute Fabrik (DK)

https://mutazionegame.com

Rain of Reflections: Chapter I from Lionbite (SE)

http://rainofreflections.com

Sayonara Wildhearts from Simogo (SE)

http://simogo.com/work/sayonara-wild-hearts/

Best Fun for Everyone nominees:

Baba is You from Hempuli Oy (FI)

https://hempuli.com/baba

LEGO Builder´s Journey from Light Brick Studios (DK)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691

Minecraft Earth from Mojang (SE)

https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/about-earth

The Stretchers from Tarsier Studio (SE)

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-stretchers-switch

What the Golf? from Triband (DK)

http://whatthegolf.com

Best Debut nominees:

Barotrauma from FakeFish, Undertow Games (FI)

https://barotraumagame.com

Burning Daylight from Burning Daylight Team (DK)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1052070/Burning_Daylight

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest from Ctrl Alt Ninja Ltd. (FI)

https://druidstone-game.com

My Friend Pedro from Deadtoast (SE)

https://myfriendpedro.com

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two from Other Tales Interactive (DK)

https://www.ticktockthegame.com

Best VR/XR nominees (NEW category for 2020):

Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency from Neat Corporation (SE)

https://neatcorporation.com

Curious Tales of the Stolen Pets from Fast Travel Games (SE)

https://www.fasttravelgames.com/thecurioustaleofthestolenpets

Ghost Giant from Zoink Games (SE)

http://ghostgiant.zoinkgames.com

Glyph from Bolverk Games (DK)

https://playglyph.com

Waltz of the Wizard: Extended Edition from Aldin Dynamics (IS)

https://www.aldin.io

About Nordic Game Awards

Since 2006, Nordic Game has presented the Nordic Game Awards, an annual celebration of the year’s very best Nordic games in different categories, selected by a jury of games industry peers chosen in cooperation with the Nordic Game Institute.

The Nordic Game Awards 2020 is sponsored by Epic Games/Unreal Engine.

About the Nordic Game Awards 2020 jury

The following industry profiles from the Nordic region served as nominee jurors for the Nordic Game Awards 2020:

Gísli Konráðsson, Iceland

A game industry veteran and founder of Órói Game Studios. Gísli has for the past twelve years worked on a wide variety of games in Europe, Asia and the US

Jarle Hrafn Grindhaug, Norway

Jarle Hrafn has been writing about video games for close to twenty years and co-founded PressFire.no in 2008. He was also a part of the Nordic Game Awards jury in 2019.

Jaakko Kemppainen, Finland

Jaakko works as the regional artist of Games as Art. He has almost twenty years of experience in the games industry and education. Game design as an art form is his not-so-secret love.

Albertina Sparrhult, Sweden

From game designer to management consultant/team coach, Albertina has spent over ten years in the industry, on both indie and AAA titles. She loves coffee, dogs, dancing and pen & paper RPGs.

Victor Breum, Denmark

Victor leads Nordic Game Jam by night, studies creative direction at the National Film School of Denmark by day, while also cooking up his own games as designer and programmer.

About the Nordic Game conference

Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe and 2020 marks its seventeenth edition. Gathering thousands of 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.

This year Nordic Game is organising two events in Malmö, Sweden: NG20 on 27-29 May and NG20+ on 25-27 November. Learn more and register at conf.nordicgame.com.

Follow Nordic Game on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram.

Press contact:

Jacob Riis, Communications & Program Director, Nordic Game 2020

[email protected]

Nordic Game presskit and websites:

Nordic Game 2020 presskit, partnerships and other information: https://conf.nordicgame.com/media

NG20/NG20+, NGDC, other Nordic Game activities and Nordic industry news: https://nordicgame.com

Nordic Game 2020 (NG20/NG20+): https://conf.nordicgame.com

Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC Season IV): https://discovery-contest.nordicgame.com