Nordic Game, which is not to be confused with development studio Nordic Games, is an annual conference held in Sweden. It first began and 2004 and since then has grown until over 2500 attendees were at the event in 2016. One of the highlights of the event is the Nordic Game Awards, which this year, is adding a virtual reality (VR) title to the nominees list.
Previous years have seen the likes of legendary game developer Tim Schaffer give the keynote speech. The 2016 event featured director, developer and storyteller Hideo Kojima as the featured speaker. While the Nordic Game Awards are only a relatively small part of the overall event, they do nonetheless have a significant impact.
The awards have eight categories as follows:
Nordic Game of the Year (Small Screen)
Nordic Game of the Year
Best Fun For Everyone
Best Game Design
It comes as no great surprise, therefore, to find out that Eve: Valkyrie has been nominated for the Best Technology category, alongside Battlefield 1, Hitman, INSIDE and Tom Clancy’s The Division. The recipients of the awards are decided by a jury of industry experts from all over Europe.
The Nordic Game Conference will be held from 17th-19th May at Slagthuse in Malmö,
Sweden. The Nordic Game Awards presentation will be held on Thursday 18th May.
Further information and a fill list of nominees can be found at the Nordic Game website.
VRFocus will bring you further information on VR-related events when it comes in.