Nordic Game 2018
The Nordic Game conference is held annually in Malmö, Sweden. The 2018 edition of Nordic Game will take place on 23-25 May at Slagthuset, a beautiful venue near the Malmö city centre, and only minutes away from Copenhagen Airport. As the leading games conference in Europe, we have a lot to offer, including a program filled with the best speakers from the global industry and our own Nordic heroes, access to international exhibitors and 2000+ professionals, world-class hospitality and a host of networking events, such as MeetToMatch • Expo • Discovery Day • Nordic Game Awards • Gala Dinner • and renowned Nordic Party.
NG18 – The evolution continues
Nordic Game 2018 builds on the foundation established by the Nordic Game brand and the keywords “Knowledge, Emotion, Business” – but it's also expanding and evolving in numerous ways, including:
Expect a world-class speaker program, with trending topics, inspiration and a range of new workshops and round-table discussions. More than 140 speakers will inform and entertain NG18 attendees in 100+ sessions over the three days. Want to meet Johnny Monsarrat, the founder of MMO RPG legendary studio Turbine? Fancy some insights from Tom Giardino, the man in the middle of Steam/Valve? Interested in learning how to create and nurture a healthy studio culture? Do you yearn to know more about how to create tools to differentiate your game? Want to meet game creators Jason Roberts (Gorogoa), and Chris Remo (Firewatch)? The first 100 speakers have already been announced, and there’s much more to come, including new “impact” sessions and topics, with talks about serious and educational games, as well as games for change and diversity. Another exciting program addition will be a half-day audio track, hosted by Dolby, with audio expert from Microsoft, and EA Dice.
As with previous editions of Nordic Game, one of the most valuable parts of the NG18 experience will be “intimacy”: the socialising, and the fun, only possible due to the incredible Nordic Game audience – consisting of game developers from all over the Nordic countries, and their peers from across Europe and around the globe. NG18 will feature loads of networking events and parties, as well as Discovery Day on Friday, 25 May, dedicated to experimental and artistic games, and created in cooperation with Copenhagen Game Collective.
The MeetToMatch business matchmaking system was a huge success story last May, with an incredible 2790 meetings held, cementing Nordic Game’s reputation as one of the world’s absolute hot-spots for games business. At NG18, this focus will also expand into the speaker program, with a new publisher-orientated business track as one of the new editions.
From Nordic to global
The Nordic Game conference is still very much the only annual gathering place for the entire Nordic games industry, and NG18 will be no exception. At the same time, outreach to the rest of the world will grow in 2018, with a range of new as well as returning country delegations exhibiting in the NG Expo. Also, the new Discovery Contest Finalist Expo on 23-25 May will be a great showcase to experience and meet with the best development talents from across Europe.
Become a NG18 partner!
Nordic Game would not exist without the tremendous support from our sponsors and partners. Many of them, such as MediaNet BerlinBrandenburg, Epic/Unreal 4, KING, Housemarque, Dolby, Unity, Nordisk Film Games and Appodeal – to name a few – have already signed-up for NG18. But there’s always room for more! Please contact NG18 BD director Teddy Florea here for more info about the wealth of opportunities still available to put your brand in front of the entire Nordic developer community and their worldwide peers this May.