About Kavalkaden

Kavalkaden is the name of the annual event for the Norwegian games industry, and is hosted by Virke Produsentforeningen, The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), and Nordic Game.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees of 2020. See you in next year!

Nominees of 2020

Game of the year

Winner

Mørkredd

Hyper Games

Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game combining skill-based puzzle-solving and a challenging balance of light and shadow. Play with a friend or control both characters yourself to ferry an orb of light safely through a dark world full of secrets to unlock.

Nominee

Apple Slash

Agelvik

Repel an invasion of mysterious charming creatures in a vast murky marshland. Strike your foes in a God-like slash-based manner and experience ambiguous encounters brimming with personality.

Nominee

Embracelet

Machineboy

Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway - a unique coming of age story about love, loss, friendship and family - and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers!

Nominee

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Mesmer

Rain Games

Mesmer is a unique social survival game where every encounter matters. The King has failed his people. He’s turned his nation into a police state, his citizens struggling under rationing and curfews. As a revolution leader, influence people and factions into following your cause, while keeping yourself out of the spotlight of the secret police. The stakes are high, and the dangers are many. But there is hope yet. Will you be the one to turn the tide, and lead the people towards a better future?

This category was judged by critics from the following Norwegian press

Level Up Norge Pressfire.no Gamereactor Spillbart.com

Game of the year
Small Screen

Winner

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Embracelet

Machineboy

Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway - a unique coming of age story about love, loss, friendship and family - and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers!

Nominee

Safari Forever

Johannes Stensen

Safari Forever is a community driven, auto platformer. Conquer the campaign and enjoy an infinite stream of community created levels. Unleash your creativity and create levels that can be shared with friends effortlessly!

Nominee

Terror Squid

Apt Games

A bullet hell with a sinister twist. Think fast and strategically as you weave through a bullet hell of your own making. Easy to learn and hard to master, TERROR SQUID is an arcade experience unlike any other.

Nominee

Worm Jazz

Inconspicuous

Worm Jazz is a wriggly puzzler with a unique blend of game mechanics and devilishly difficult levels. You take control of Mr. Mark, an earthworm with a particular fondness for smooth jazz and dapper headwear. Wiggle your way through intricate, mind-bending mazes filled with mines, wormholes and powerups! Are you able to gobble up all the food on each stage and reach the golden apple?

This category was judged by critics from the following Norwegian press

Level Up Norge Pressfire.no Gamereactor Spillbart.com

Best Fun for Everyone

Winner

Tanknarok

Polyblock Studio

TANKNAROK is a high speed, frenzied blastathon where 2-4 tanks go head to head in a wide range of arenas; filled to the brim with huge guns, powerful explosions and dangerous hazards! Wholesome roughhousing with either your friends at home, or friendly strangers on the internet!

Nominee

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant

Ravn Studio med Rock Pocket Games

Spillet handler om at det er en diamant med magiske evner på avveie, som både den onde jungelfyrsten Maga Kahn og Kaptein Sabeltann vil ha kloa i… Det blir en vill ferd rundt i Kaptein Sabeltanns verden, gjennom tett jungel, gamle ruiner og dype undervannsgrotter. Spilleren finner skatter og blir utstyrt med sprettert, spesialstøvler og sverd for å takle de mange, rare, skumle og utfordrende fiendene og hindringene. Spillet har mottatt EPIC MegaGrant.

Nominee

Mørkredd

Hyper Games

Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game combining skill-based puzzle-solving and a challenging balance of light and shadow. Play with a friend or control both characters yourself to ferry an orb of light safely through a dark world full of secrets to unlock.

Nominee

Safari Forever

Johannes Stensen

Safari Forever is a community driven, auto platformer. Conquer the campaign and enjoy an infinite stream of community created levels. Unleash your creativity and create levels that can be shared with friends effortlessly!

This category was judged by critics from the following Norwegian press

Level Up Norge Pressfire.no Gamereactor Spillbart.com

Best art

Winner

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Apple Slash

Agelvik

Repel an invasion of mysterious charming creatures in a vast murky marshland. Strike your foes in a God-like slash-based manner and experience ambiguous encounters brimming with personality.

Nominee

Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant

Ravn Studio med Rock Pocket Games

Spillet handler om at det er en diamant med magiske evner på avveie, som både den onde jungelfyrsten Maga Kahn og Kaptein Sabeltann vil ha kloa i… Det blir en vill ferd rundt i Kaptein Sabeltanns verden, gjennom tett jungel, gamle ruiner og dype undervannsgrotter. Spilleren finner skatter og blir utstyrt med sprettert, spesialstøvler og sverd for å takle de mange, rare, skumle og utfordrende fiendene og hindringene. Spillet har mottatt EPIC MegaGrant.

Nominee

Mørkredd

Hyper Games

Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game combining skill-based puzzle-solving and a challenging balance of light and shadow. Play with a friend or control both characters yourself to ferry an orb of light safely through a dark world full of secrets to unlock.

Nominee

Tanknarok

Polyblock Studio

TANKNAROK is a high speed, frenzied blastathon where 2-4 tanks go head to head in a wide range of arenas; filled to the brim with huge guns, powerful explosions and dangerous hazards! Wholesome roughhousing with either your friends at home, or friendly strangers on the internet!

Best tech

Winner

Fishing: North Atlantic

Misc Games

The sequel to the popular simulation game Fishing: Barents Sea invites you to put on your captains hat once again: Explore the large ocean of Nova Scotia, try your hand at entirely new fishing methods and enjoy a huge range of highly detailed ships in the commercial fishing simulator Fishing: North Atlantic.

Nominee

Apple Slash

Agelvik

Repel an invasion of mysterious charming creatures in a vast murky marshland. Strike your foes in a God-like slash-based manner and experience ambiguous encounters brimming with personality.

Nominee

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Mørkredd

Hyper Games

Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game combining skill-based puzzle-solving and a challenging balance of light and shadow. Play with a friend or control both characters yourself to ferry an orb of light safely through a dark world full of secrets to unlock.

Nominee

Terror Squid

Apt Games

A bullet hell with a sinister twist. Think fast and strategically as you weave through a bullet hell of your own making. Easy to learn and hard to master, TERROR SQUID is an arcade experience unlike any other.

Best game design

Winner

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Apple Slash

Agelvik

Repel an invasion of mysterious charming creatures in a vast murky marshland. Strike your foes in a God-like slash-based manner and experience ambiguous encounters brimming with personality.

Nominee

Mesmer

Rain Games

Mesmer is a unique social survival game where every encounter matters. The King has failed his people. He’s turned his nation into a police state, his citizens struggling under rationing and curfews. As a revolution leader, influence people and factions into following your cause, while keeping yourself out of the spotlight of the secret police. The stakes are high, and the dangers are many. But there is hope yet. Will you be the one to turn the tide, and lead the people towards a better future?

Nominee

Mørkredd

Hyper Games

Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game combining skill-based puzzle-solving and a challenging balance of light and shadow. Play with a friend or control both characters yourself to ferry an orb of light safely through a dark world full of secrets to unlock.

Nominee

Terror Squid

Apt Games

A bullet hell with a sinister twist. Think fast and strategically as you weave through a bullet hell of your own making. Easy to learn and hard to master, TERROR SQUID is an arcade experience unlike any other.

Best Audio

Winner

Hellheim Hassle

Perfectly Paranormal

Helheim Hassle is a narrative adventure game with puzzle platforming elements. Play as Bjørn, a pacifist Viking that can detach and combine limbs at will to solve challenging puzzles and get out of uncomfortable situations involving desperate Norse Gods, Goblins, Dragons, and angry skeletons.

Nominee

Apple Slash

Agelvik

Repel an invasion of mysterious charming creatures in a vast murky marshland. Strike your foes in a God-like slash-based manner and experience ambiguous encounters brimming with personality.

Nominee

Embracelet

Machineboy

Embracelet is an adventure game set in Northern Norway - a unique coming of age story about love, loss, friendship and family - and a magical bracelet with mysterious powers!

Nominee

Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant

Ravn Studio med Rock Pocket Games

Spillet handler om at det er en diamant med magiske evner på avveie, som både den onde jungelfyrsten Maga Kahn og Kaptein Sabeltann vil ha kloa i… Det blir en vill ferd rundt i Kaptein Sabeltanns verden, gjennom tett jungel, gamle ruiner og dype undervannsgrotter. Spilleren finner skatter og blir utstyrt med sprettert, spesialstøvler og sverd for å takle de mange, rare, skumle og utfordrende fiendene og hindringene. Spillet har mottatt EPIC MegaGrant.

Nominee

Mørkredd

Hyper Games

Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game combining skill-based puzzle-solving and a challenging balance of light and shadow. Play with a friend or control both characters yourself to ferry an orb of light safely through a dark world full of secrets to unlock.

Nominee

Terror Squid

Apt Games

A bullet hell with a sinister twist. Think fast and strategically as you weave through a bullet hell of your own making. Easy to learn and hard to master, TERROR SQUID is an arcade experience unlike any other.

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