For the sixth year in a row, the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) will host a Norwegian championship in gameplay in January 2016.
All participants in the championship will have to develop a prototype of a game centered around the theme of the year, which will be announced January 1st, 2016. The developers will show off their games on January 9th, and the winners will be announced at the same evening. The best prototype gets 100.000 Norwegian kroner for continued development of the prototype or other development purposes.
The unofficial contest has grown out of it’s previous arena, and this installment will be held at Filmens Hus in Oslo.
“Last year we had 25 competing teams and 120 registered participants and audience. We hope for at least as many visitors and cool games this time”, says production advisor for games in NFI, Kaja Hench Dyrlie.
“The goal of the contest has since the beginning been to give new and established game developers an opportunity to present new ideas in a low treshold-setting. In addition The Norwegian championship in Gameplay aims to be a place where the established industry can meat new talents and vice versa, says Dyrlie.
Developers wanting to participate have until December 19th to apply here.
Previous winners of the Norwegian championship in Gameplay are amongs others Degrees of Separation and Agents vs. Villains. In their assessment, the jury emphasizes originality, gameplay and relevance to the theme in their judgment of the games.