Indies Fare Well As The Nordic Game Awards Winners Are Announced

Nordic Game Awards

Somewhere in Malmo, Sweden tonight, the Nordic Game Awards took place, and from the many finalists that were picked, a winner for each category was announced. The Nordic Game Conference is held every year, and this one was no exception, with the many games developers from the Nordic regions of the world all coming together to celebrate their achievements in the past year. It’s a vibrant area of the world for creativity, as the conference and the awards prove each time.

Thanks to @zoewi, who attended the event and tweeted out the results, we now know who won which award at the ceremony tonight, and so we’ll impart the information with you too. Not all of the winners are indies, as you’ll see, but we’ve included them all just to ensure we do a full report. You can see all of the nominees listed for this year’s Nordic Game Awards right here; otherwise, stick with us to find out who the winners are!


Nordic Indie Sensation Award 2013

Badland

Badland

“BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure located in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest looks like it’s from some beautiful fairytale, there seems to be something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest’s inhabitants to discover what’s going on. Through his journey he discovers (an) astonishing amount of imaginative traps and obstacles.”

Best Nordic Children’s Game 2013

Toca Tailor

Toca Tailor

“Time to get busy with those design skills! With Toca Tailor, you can create, combine and style fun outfits for four different characters. Choose between lots of clothing designs; then tailor them by adjusting hems and lengthening sleeves.”

Best Nordic Handheld Game 2013

Hay Day

Hay Day

“Get back to nature and experience the peaceful, simple life of working the land and rearing chickens, pigs, cows and sheep. Make a name for yourself by harvesting crops and building bakeries, sugar mills and dairies that turn your fresh produce into wholesome goods you can trade with your friends at your very own Farmer’s Market.”

Best Artistic Achievement Award 2013

Unmechanical

Unmechanical

“Unmechanical is an award-winning 2.5D side-scroller which combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration and an engrossing atmosphere. The game had humble beginnings as a student project, and since then, both game and team has grown. Unmechanical focuses on accessible controls that makes it easy to pick up and play and challenges you with a wide range of challenging puzzles.”

Best Nordic Innovation Award 2013

DragonBox

Dragonbox

“DragonBox was conceived with the belief and the vision that human beings are hardwired to learn extremely complicated concepts. By placing the student at the center of the learning process, one can engage the brain of the students in an optimal manner, achieving results in agreement with the marvellous capacity of the human brain. Therefore, DragonBox does not teach mathematics in the ‘right order.’ It starts by teaching algebra before arithmetic.”

Best Nordic Game 2013

Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution

“Hitman: Absolution follows the Original Assassin undertaking his most personal contract to date. Betrayed by the Agency and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself pursuing redemption in a corrupt and twisted world.”

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