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Norwegian Game Awards 2009

Norwegian Game Awards 2009

7th of May the Norwegian Game Awards (NGA) was held at Royal Garden in Trondheim. 21 student teams competed for the awards this year. We are proud that students from our  programmes of study were well represented among the participants and in the winning teams.

The winners of this years final were:

  • Game of the year (30.000 NOK)  - Kuzka’s Mother
  • Best innovation (15.000 NOK) - Project Oasis
  • Best execution (15.000 NOK) - Kuzka’s Mother
  • Best concept (8.000 NOK) - Ibeast
  • Committees award (2.000 NOK) - Apocalypse

The computer game Kuska's Mother which won both the Game of the Year award and the Best execution award was developed by four NTNU students;  Michael Stokes from computer science, Geir Gjul from informatics, Tina Schultz, and Arnfinn Vassbø.

The Norwegian Game Awards is arranged annually by Start NTNU - a student organization promoting entrepreneurship. The purpose of contest is to promote computer games and computer game development among students. The contest is ment to inspire students to come up with new ideas within the area of game development.

Relevant links:
Norwegian Game Awards (website)
NTNU-studenter til topps i spillkåring (in Norwegian, VG)
Kuska's Mother (game website)

By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 12.05.2009     
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