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Nordic countries are home to some of the world's most prominent and successful game development studios - examples include DICE, Rovio and Avalanche Studios. Some excellent smaller studios are also based in the region, including Image & Form and KnapNok Games - both of which have secured nominations in the Nordic Game Awards 2016.

Both SteamWorld Heist and Affordable Space Adventures (on which KnapNok Games collaborated with Nifflas) are in the running for multiple gongs, and at the time of writing are eShop exclusives. Their categories are below.


Nordic Game of the Year

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Just Cause 3
  • Soma
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Affordable Space Adventures

Nordic Game of the Year - Small Screen

  • SteamWorld Heist
  • Helldivers
  • Angry Birds 2
  • Badland 2
  • The Walking Dead: No Man's Land

Best Art

  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Badland 2
  • Kingdom
  • Helldivers
  • Affordable Space Adventures

Best Game Design

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Affordable Space Adventures
  • Just Cause 3
  • Progress 100
  • SteamWorld Heist

Best Technology

  • Affordable Space Adventures
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Mad Max
  • The Park
  • EVE Gunjack

Best Fun for Everyone

  • SteamWorld Heist
  • Zombie Vikings
  • Angry Birds 2
  • AG Drive
  • Box Island
  • Shiftlings
  • Sofus & Månemaskinen

Both of these titles have done exceptionally well, and it's pleasing to see them rewarded with such diverse nominations. The actual awards show is part of NG16 in Malmö, and will take place on 19th May at 6pm CET.

Good luck to KnapNok Games (including Nifflas) and Image & Form!

[via nordicgame.com]