UPDATE: We’ve extended the submission deadline to Monday, March 21.

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Nordic Game Conference, in collaboration with the Copenhagen Game Collective, is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Nordic Game Indie Night showcase. The purpose of the showcase is to call attention to talented indie developers from around the Nordic region. Last year’s showcase featured a variety of different indies, from Swedish IGF Nuovo winner Cactus to the Norway-based D-Pad Studio.

This year, the showcase will once again be curated by the Copenhagen Game Collective. This time, however, we’re making an open call for submissions. Are you an indie developer based in the Nordic region? Are you working on a game that’s innovative, special, or noteworthy in some way? Or maybe it’s just really fun? We want to see it!

To submit your game, email the Copenhagen Game Collective (submit@cphgc.org) with the following info:

  • Title and description of the game
  • Links to screenshots and/or video
  • Background about you or your team, including where you’re based

The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 15. Monday, March 21.

We’ll confirm by email if we’ve received your submission. We may also follow up to ask you for a playable demo.

Then, we’ll send out notifications by mid April.

The showcase takes place in Malmö, Sweden, as a part of the 2011 Nordic Game Conference. On the evening of May 10, the showcase kicks off with Nordic Game Indie Night, a party featuring live music and a round table discussion with the game makers themselves. The party is free and open to the public. The audience will choose the 2011 “Nordic Indie Sensation” award from the invited games.

Throughout the conference, the invited games will then be exhibited on the conference showfloor for all the conference attendees to try.

Invited developers will receive free travel and entry (for one person) to the 2011 Nordic Game Conference, as well as accommodation in Malmö.

FAQ:

What does it cost me to submit?

Nothing! Submission is free. Moreover, you keep all the IP rights and so forth. If you’re selected, the only thing we ask is that you allow us to demo the game on the showfloor, and send someone from your team to present at the conference

What will be expected of me at the conference?

We want to nurture some “indie spirit” by getting the developers to talk about each others’ games. Like last year, each invited developer will be expected to give a short talk about one of the other invited games. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds! In 2010, the talks ranged from analytical and insightful to improvised and playful. We’ll work with you to choose a game you’re comfortable with.

Does my game have to be finished?
No. Prototypes are fine. Your game doesn’t even need to be polished. But it must be playable, in some way.

What if my game has already been released?
That’s OK, as long as it was only released within the last year or so.

What counts as “Nordic”?

The only stipulation is that your team is based in the Nordic region: Denmark, Finland, Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, or the Åland Islands. That said, you and your team do not have to be ethnically Nordic. You don’t even need to carry passports from a Nordic country. Are you a German living in Iceland? No problem. Are you a Chilean living in Denmark, working with an artist back in Santiago? No problem. Email us if you’re still unsure.

What counts as “game”?
We won’t be so choosy about what constitutes a “game.” If it’s interactive and playful, it’s likely that it qualifies. If anything, we’re very interested in projects that push the boundaries of traditional games. If you have any questions, send us an email.

What counts as “indie”?
Again, a difficult question. Honestly, the term is a little meaningless. Everyone seems to have a different definition. Our answer is, we’ll know “indie” when we see it. If you’re not a AAA company and you’re not working with a major publisher, chances are you do indeed qualify as “indie.” Send us an email if you’re not sure.

What count as “night”?

Wait, what?! That’s it, you’re disqualified.

Any other questions? Send us an email: submit@cphgc.org

(And thanks to Indie Games Arcade and Kokoromi for some inspiration).