Nordic Game Awards 2012: Nominees revealed!

On 24 May 2012, Nordic Game presents the sixth annual Nordic Game Awards. Highlight of the conference’s gala dinner, the yet-to-be-announced and very secret host of the show will present prizes in six categories.

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The nominated games for NGA 12 are:

Best Nordic Game of the Year

Battlefield 3 (EA DICE, Sweden)

Renegade Ops (Avalanche, Sweden)

Where's my Heart? (Die Gute Fabrik, Denmark)

Minecraft (Mojang, Sweden)

Trine 2 (Frozenbyte, Finland)

Syndicate (Starbreeze, Sweden)

Battlestar Galactica (Artplant, Norway)

Best Nordic Children’s Game

Moogies (Plan Vanilla, Iceland)

Gnarts World (Snowcastle, Norway)

Elleville Elfrid & Elleville Elfrids Vinterleker (Rock Pocket Games/Kool Produktion AS, Norway)

Lego Duplo (Space Time Foam, Denmark)

Paint Splash (Knapnok Games, Denmark)

Toca Boca Tea Party (Toca Boca/Brickmark, Sweden)

Vinter I Blåfjell (Ravn Studio, Norway)

Starstable (World of Horsecraft, Sweden)

Best Nordic Handheld Game

The Marbians (Progressive Media/Nordisk Film, Denmark)

Anthill (Image&Form, Sweden)

Sprinkle (Mediocre, Sweden)

Draw Race 2 (RedLynx, Finland)

Super Stardust Delta (Housemarque, Finland)

Death Rally (Remedy, Mountain Sheep, Cornfox Brothers, Finland)

Touchgrind BMX (Illusion Labs, Sweden)

Joining Hands (10tons, Finland)

Neon Zone (House on Fire, Denmark)

Best Artistic Achievement

Where's my Heart? (Die Gute Fabrik, Denmark)

Anthill (Image&Form, Sweden)

Gnarts World (Snowcastle, Sweden)

Outland (Housemarque, Finland)

Trine 2 (Frozenbyte, Finland)

Bullet Time (Kiloo, Denmark)

Battlefield 3 (EA DICE, Sweden)

Syndicate (Starbreeze, Sweden)

Minecraft (Mojang, Sweden)

Best Nordic Innovation Award

Where's my Heart? (Die Gute Fabrik, Denmark)

Minecraft (Mojang, Sweden)

Paul & Percy (Kipper Digital, Denmark)

W.I.L.D. (Mindgames, Iceland)

Wild Chords (Ovelin, Finland)

Dark Nebula ep 2 (Free Lunch Design, Sweden)

Life of George (LEGO, Denmark)

Sanctum (Coffee Stain, Sweden)

Nordic Indie Sensation Award

This award is a special public award. Visitors of the Nordic Game Indie Night (23 May) and the Nordic Game 2012 conference (24-25 May) will be able to try all the nominated games and vote for their favorite. The nominees will be announced shortly.

The Nordic Game Awards is organised by Nordic Game Program in cooperation with the following game producers’ associations in the region: Dataspelsbranschen (SE), Icelandic Gaming Industry (IS), Neogames (FI), Producentforeningen (DK), and Spillprodusentforeningen (NO).


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