This Week in Games – Week 19

This Week in Games
This article is part of the weekly “This Week in Games” article-series on Nordic Game Bits. The purpose of the series is to collect and wrap-up all the news that we did not cover with a full article on NordicGameBits form the past weeks. 

 

The 6 winners of Create Jam

The Create Jam game jam took place last weekend, and you can read our full article about the event here. Since the article was published last week, the winners of the Create Jam have now been found. There were 6 awards in total, and all of the games can be found here.

  1. Best Pitch – Mr. Lucifer’s Baaaaahttle Royale
  2. Best Sound – Holy Bump + Mr. Lucifer’s Baaaaahttle Royale
  3. Best Art – Holy Bump
  4. Most Innovative – Don’t get behind
  5. Honorable Mention – Mildly Retarded Unicorn (They had most votes in all categories expect sound.)
  6. Best Overall Game – Holy Bump

 

 

Copenhagen Creators launches SoulSpark on the App Store

The RPG battle card game, SoulSpark, by Copenhagen Creators launched on the App Store this week. Along with the launch, the team behind the game shared their journey in a blog post titled The Making of SoulSpark”. A great read for anyone looking to get a view behind the scenes of the game.

 

 

Machinegames launches prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

Originally founded in 2009 by former Starbreeze Studios members, Machinegames was acquired in 2010 by ZeniMax. The studio released its first game, Wolfenstein: The New Order, as a re imagination of the old Wolfenstein franchise in 2014, and is now ready with a stand-alone prequel called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The game is available on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC at a price of $19,99.

 

 

Program for Shayla Games 2015 announced

Organized for the second year this year, the Shayla Games VR game jam will go down on May 22-24 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The full program can be found here, and includes speakers such as Unity, Simplygon, Sony, and way more! If you are interested in VR, this is the place to be on May 22-24!

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Snakebird by Noumenon Games arrives on Steam

Released on May 4th, Snakebird is a game developed by Swedish Noumenon, and according to the team behind, the game is “a puzzle game about snakebirds and fruits, lots and lots of fruit.”. The standard price will be €6,99, but the game is currently on sale for €6,29. The Noumenon team is best known for its 2011 release of Nimbus.

 

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Sune Thorsen

Sune is not only a gamer and writer who wishes his keyboard-typing-speed would translate directly into Nintendo 64 controller agility, but also the co-founder and CEO of NordicGameBits.

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