The winning games chosen by the Gamescom jury were announced during Opening Night Live last night and we here at myPotatoGameGames are so happy for everyone mentioned below! Especially some of our favorite indie games that we have been rooting for such as Planet Zoo and Concrete Genie! Gamescom Awards honor the best games and products premiering at the event that are submitted by game developers, and are reviewed by an independent international jury of experts. The winners chosen by the public have yet to be announced during a live-stream on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 (Gamescom’s last day). You can still vote for your favorites on the show-floor such as “Best Booth” or the Gamescom “Most Wanted“ if you find yourself in Colognes, Germany!
Pode, an adorable cooperative puzzle game, is developed by Henchman & Goon, an independent game studio in Bergen, Norway. Nordic Game have announced the nominees and Pode has appeared in four different categories in the annual Nordic Game Awards of 2019! In addition, check out this link for more about the conference and stay tuned with us for the announcement of the winners!
The annual Nordic Game Awards, a highlight at the Nordic Game 2019 Conference, will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Malmö, Sweden. Pode has been nominated for: Nordic Game of the Year, Best Art, Best Game Design, and Best Fun For Everyone. We at myPotatoGames couldn’t be happier for this adorable little indie game! In fact, Pode is challenging a huge AAA title like Battlefield V (also nominated in four different categories including Nordic Game of the Year)!
If you haven’t played Pode yet, it’s about a little rock helping a fallen star find its way home. As they travel through the insides of a mysterious and magical mountain, Bulder and Glo discover an ancient sleeping world. Explore the ruins of a long lost civilization with their unique talents and abilities. Only by helping each other can these adventure companions open the secret passageways up the caverns of Mount Fjellheim.
Pode, a game built around “the themes of friendship and cooperation, with a strong emphasis on positive actions, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful art”, is inspired by Norwegian culture. For more information about Pode, check out our article here. Furthermore, you can also purchase it digitally on Nintendo Switch now for $24.99 US.