Nordic Game Awards 2016: Finalists revealed‏

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A highlight of NG16 in Malmö, Sweden on 18-20 May, the award show this year takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on 19 May at 18:00. Hosts of the show will be Ste Curran, Simon Byron and Ann Scantlebury, very, very famous for their tireless presence on Europe’s first and only dedicated videogames FM radio show, One Life Left. The triumphant trio will hand out prizes in seven categories. Here are the nominated games:

Nordic Game of the Year
Cities: Skylines, developed by Colossal Order, Finland
Just Cause 3, developed by Avalanche Studios, Sweden
Soma, developed by Frictional Games, Sweden
Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE, Sweden
Affordable Space Adventures, developed by Knapnok Games, Denmark

Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen
SteamWorld Heist, developed by Image & Form, Sweden
Helldivers, developed by Arrowhead, Sweden
Angry Birds 2, developed by Rovio, Finland
Badland 2, developed by Frogmind Games, Finland
The Walking Dead: No man´s Land, developed by Next Games, Finland

Best Art
Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE, Sweden
Badland 2, developed by Frogmind Games, Finland
Kingdom, developed by Licorice & Noio, Iceland
Helldivers, developed by Arrowhead, Sweden
Affordable Space Adventures, developed by Knapnok Games, Denmark

Best Game Design
Cities: Skylines, developed by Colossal Order, Finland
Affordable Space Adventures, developed by Knapnok Games, Denmark
Just Cause 3, developed by Avalanche Studios, Sweden
Progress 100, developed by Tim Garbos, Joel Nyström & Martin Kvale, Denmark
SteamWorld Heist, developed by Image & Form, Sweden

Best Technology
Affordable Space Adventures, developed by Knapnok Games, Denmark
Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE, Sweden
Mad Max, developed by Avalanche Studios, Sweden
The Park, developed by Funcom, Norway
EVE Gunjack, developed by CCP Games, Iceland

Best Audio
Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE, Sweden
Soma, developed by Frictional Games, Sweden
Just Cause 3, developed by Avalanche Studios, Sweden
The Park, developed by Funcom, Norway
Aaru’s Awakening, developed by Lumenox Games, Iceland

Best Fun for Everyone
SteamWorld Heist, developed by Image & Form, Sweden
Zombie Vikings, developed by Zoink, Sweden
Angry Birds 2, developed by Rovio, Finland
AG Drive, developed by Zorg Entertainment, Finland
Box Island, developed by Radiant Games, Iceland
Shiftlings, developed by Rock Pocket, Norway
Sofus & Månemaskinen, developed by The Outer Zone, Denmark

New categories, and Nordic Game Indie Sensation 2016 gets its own show
Compared to NGA15, this year’s show sees some significant changes. In addition to new categories and the renaming of existing ones, the biggest change is that the Nordic Game Indie Sensation Award this year gets it’s very own award show on Friday 20 May, as part of the new Indie Day at NG16.

The purpose of this award is to recognise new talent from the Nordic region. The nominated games in this category will be chosen through an application process led by Copenhagen Game Collective (www.copenhagengamecollective.org), curators of Nordic Game Indie Day. Eight games will be nominated, and they can be play-tested and voted for by the public during NG16 on 19 May and at the NG16 Indie Showcase on 20 May.

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