Nordic Game Awards 2017 nominees revealed

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Here are the nominees for this year’s Nordic Game Awards.

This Nordic Game conference marks its fourteenth year in 2017, with 2,000 games industry professionals expected to attend the three day event in May. The conference is once again being held at the Slagthuset Conference Centre in Malmö, and runs from May 17-19, 2017.

Among the highlights will be a keynote from legendary game designer, Fumito Ueda, creator of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian. The conference also recognises the achievements of game developers based in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the annual Nordic Game Awards.

As you might expect, Playdead’s Inside is nominated in a number of categories, including Game of the Year, Best Audio, and Best Technology.

Other nominees include IO Interactive’s Hitman, D-Pad’s Owlboy, and Supercell’s, Clash Royale. The awards takes place at the Unreal Theatre on May 18, 2017 at 6PM.

It’s a testament to the quality of work coming out the region that so of the many of the nominated titles will be already be familiar from other industry awards, or significant critical and commercial success.

Here’s the full list.

Nordic Game Awards 2017 nominees

Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen

  • Clapper – Bridgeside Interactive
  • Clash Royale – Supercell
  • Mekorama – Martin Magni
  • Space Marshals 2 – Pixelbite Games
  • Twofold Inc. – Grapefrukt Games

Nordic Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1 – EA DICE
  • Clash Royale – Supercell
  • Hitman – IO Interactive
  • Inside – Playdead
  • Owlboy – D-Pad Studio
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division – Massive Entertainment

Best Audio

  • Battlefield 1 – EA DICE
  • Gonner – Art in Heart
  • Hitman – IO Interactive
  • Inside – Playdead
  • Owlboy – D-Pad Studio

Best Fun for Everyone

  • Clapper – Bridgeside Interactive
  • Fuzzy House – Fuzzy House
  • Mussila: Musical Monster Adventure – Rosamosi
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure – Game Swing
  • Toca Hair Salon 3 – Toca Boca

Best Debut

  • Clapper – Bridgeside Interactive
  • Gonner – Art in Heart
  • Manual Samuel – Perfectly Paranormal
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure – Game Swing
  • Through the Woods – Antagonist

Best Technology

  • Battlefield 1 – EA DICE
  • EVE Valkyrie – CCP
  • Hitman – IO Interactive
  • Inside – Playdead
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division – Massive Entertainment

Best Game Design

  • Battlefield 1 – EA DICE
  • Hitman – IO Interactive
  • Inside – Playdead
  • Owlboy – D-Pad Studio
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division – Massive Entertainment

Best Art

  • Battlefield 1 – EA DICE
  • Gonner – Art in Heart
  • Inside – Playdead
  • Owlboy – D-Pad Studio
  • Unravel – Coldwood Interactive

Nordic Games will be held from May 17-19, 2017. You can find out more at the official conference website.

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