Nordic Game Awards 2018: Finalists revealed



Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Nordic Game Awards! A highlight of Nordic Game 2018 in Malmö, Sweden on 23-25 May, the award show this year takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on 24 May at 18:00. And it's sponsored by our dear friends at Epic/Unreal.

Host of the show will be Elie Abraham - composer, sound designer, voice actor and unyielding game jammer. Elie is known for speed-making music and holds the world record for number of games sound-tracked at a single game jam. Outside of video game audio, Elie designs escape rooms, DJs and is a stand-up comedian. Ellie will hand out prizes in eight categories, and here are the nominated games:

Nordic Game of the Year

The most prestigious award of the show and highpoint of the 2018 Nordic Game Awards.

A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

Nex Machina, developed by Housemarque, Finland

SteamWorld Dig 2, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Nordic Game of the Year: Small Screen

Nordic studios make great games in all formats, and mobile platforms in particular have seen many stellar Nordic titles.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way, developed by Machineboy, Norway

OCMO, developed by Team OCMO, Finland

Pako 2, developed by Tree men games, Finland

Returner 77, developed by Fantastic, Yes!, Denmark

SteamWorld Dig 2, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

Best Art



Games in this category are nominated for their high level of artistic achievement.



ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

Milkmaid of the Milky Way, developed by Machineboy, Norway

Nex Machina, developed by Housemarque, Finland

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Best Game Design

Games in this category are nominated for excellence in their design.



A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

SteamWorld Dig 2, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

World to the West, developed by Rain AS, Norway

Best Technology

Nordic games are famous for many reasons, not least for their high-tech polish.

ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

Fugl, developed by Muunluun, Norway

Sparc, developed by CCP, Iceland

Star Wars Battlefront 2, developed by EA DICE, Sweden

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Best Audio

Games in this category are nominated for their audio excellence.

ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

Figment, developed by Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark

Little Nightmares, developed by Tarsier Studios, Sweden

Nex Machina, developed by Housemarque, Finland

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, developed by MachineGames, Sweden

Best Fun for Everyone

A special award for the best children’s, family, social or casual game that’s suitable (and enjoyable) for a wide range of people and ages.

A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

Fugl, developed by Muunluun, Norway

Little Police, developed by Filimundus, Sweden

OCMO, developed by Team OCMO, Finland

Passpartout: The Starving Artist, developed by Flamebait Games, Sweden

Best Debut

The Best Debut award goes to a Nordic studio that has released its first game in 2017, not counting beta or early access.

A Hat in Time, developed by Gears for Breakfast, Denmark

ECHO, developed by Ultra Ultra, Denmark

Milkmaid of the Milky Way, developed by Machineboy, Norway

OCMO, developed by Team OCMO, Finland

Passpartout: The Starving Artist, developed by Flamebait Games, Sweden


About the Nordic Game Awards

The Nordic Game Awards is organised by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation with Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game event team.

The Nordic Game Institute consists of the following game producer associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Produsentforeningen (NO) and Producentforeningen (DK).

The organisers appoint the NGA jury, this year with the following members: Sig Gunnarsson (Iceland), Aleksandr Manzos (Finland), Jostein Hakestad (Norway), Linus Svensson (Sweden) and Christina Majcher (Denmark).

About the Nordic Game conference

Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2018 is its fifteenth 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 2018, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com.


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