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Finalists for the Nordic Game Awards Revealed

Nordic Game Awards Announce 2018 Nominations 

The finalists for this years Nordic Game Awards were revealed yesterday. The awards take place every year, to represent and celebrate games that originate in the Nordic countries of Europe. (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.) The awards are organised by the Nordic Game Institute in cooperation wit Nordic Game Resources and the Nordic Game event team.

This year’s awards show will take place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of the Slagthuset hotel in Malmö, Sweden, on the 24th May. A highlight of the awards will take place from the 23-25th May.

The awards will be hosted by voice actor and sound designer Elie Abraham. The most notable game in the awards seems to be 2017s A Hat in Time, which received four nominations including, Most Fun for Everyone.

The Categories and Nominations

Nordic Game of the Year: Small Screen-

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-

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-

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-

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 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-

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

 

Nordic Game of the Year-

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

 

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