Nordic Game Week Competition

Nordic Game Week Competition 2017 is a Big Bang Legends Speedrun Challenge!

Game play with mobile devices has now bypassed all other forms of digital play, including playing of computer games and console video games (source). This year’s competition will feature the mobile game Big Bang Legends (available for Apple and Android devices). As the game is non-competitive, we’ve created a speedrun-challenge for the Nordic Game Week Competition.

A speedrun is a play-through of a video game performed with the intention of completing it as fast as possible. Speedruns may cover a whole game or a selected part, such as a single level. While all speedruns aim for quick completion, some speedruns are characterized by additional rules that players promise to obey, such as collecting all key items. Players attempt speedruns mainly to challenge themselves and to entertain and compete with others (source).

Object of the NGW Speedrun Challenge is to pass the first three islands of the game as fast as possible.

Each island has three maps, so the speedrun consists of navigating nine maps as fast as possible. A normal speedrun for the three levels will probably be about 2-3 minutes, with the best times approaching one minute.

Prizes

  • Stickers and reflectors to win instantly when beating a previous best time.
  • 10 bags full of Big Bang Legends merchandise and games
  • A Trip to visit CERN! For two persons!

All who participate have a chance to win the trip, regardless of the speed, but only the fastest players from 10 different local events will win a bag full of gaming fun.

What you need

  • One smartphone or a tablet (no internet required after downloading the game).
  • Big Bang Legends mobile game: http://www.lightneer.com/
  • Timer for timing the speedruns. We suggest using this site (zoom in for a bigger timer): http://www.estopwatch.net/
  • Someone to oversee the run and help the players
  • Cards or Post-it notes
  • The Trip to CERN Raffle numbered list (download here).

Setup

  1. Download the game to a tablet or a smartphone
  2. Start the game and play through the first three maps (9 levels), so the tutorials and animations are the same for all participants.
  3. Get some cards or post-it stickers for the fastest times and put the best time visible near the game setup.
  4. Print the numbered list for the participants to enter their contact info (email of phone) after participating in the challenge if they wish to participate in the raffle for the Trip to CERN.
  5. Find a table for playing the game and make a timer available for the players to operate by themselves. You can use a laptop or just put a keyboard on the table. Pushing SPACEBAR on the keyboard will start and stop the timer linked above. It’s important that starting the timer and stopping the timer are done by the players, so that the reaction time of the overseer does not influence the final time.

 

Hosting the Speedrun Challenge

  1. Click on the first island on the game so the screen looks like the image above. This is the starting point for all players.
  2. Tell the player to start the timer first and then click on the play button and after three islands with three maps on each, stop the timer when the game says Mission complete for the third time.
  3. It is possible to cheat by jumping from the first island to the third, so the overseer should make sure the player clicks on the second island and plays all 9 maps instead of just six.
  4. If the player beats the best score, write the new best score on a card or a post-it note and write the players contact information (email or phone) on the backside of the card. Tell them they can also participate in a raffle to win a trip to CERN. If they are interested, write their contact information on the raffle list.
  5. Give the player a small prize if they manage to best the previous best time.

Additional tips

  • You can host the challenge on just one day or on as many days as you like during Nordic Game Week.
  • The players can try to beat the best score as many times as they like. Just make sure they go at the end of the line between speedruns (if there is one).
  • The players can use their own phones to practice if there are too many players.
  • If you have the technical skills and resources, you should consider projecting the mobile phone on a tv-screen (using a cable, Chromecast or AirPlay) to make the speedrun entertaining for players waiting in line.

After the Nordic Game Week

  1. Send us the Contact information for the best player (only)
  2. The Winning Time
  3. And the total number of participants from the Raffle list (just the number)
  4. Send the information to tommi.tossavainen@kavi.fi

We will use the number of participants in the raffle to determine the venue where the winner is. We will then contact you for the sign-up sheet to randomly select the winner for the trip to CERN, so keep it safe!

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Big News from Nordic Game Week!

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We are happy to announce that the Finland-based learning game studio Lightneer will sponsor Nordic Game Week 2017!

The company’s first game – Big Bang Legends – is a mobile game that integrates both casual and fun gameplay with educational content about particle physics. Lightneer was very excited about the Nordic Game Week and they are donating Big Band Legends themed merchandise to organizations participating in the Nordic Game Week Competition. The first 200 organizations to register for the competition will receive small prizes (stickers, reflectors etc.) to share with their patrons and TEN competition participants can win a huge bag of fun, including card games, board games, t-shirts, hoodies and more!

Big Bang Legends’s learning content includes basic hierarchies of particle physics, culminating in an understanding of the Periodic Table of Elements. The content has been developed together with experts from CERN.

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

We are very excited to have Lightneer as a patron!

Details on the Nordic Game Week Competition will be announced in the following weeks!

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Registration for Nordic Game Week is open

Registration is open to all interested organizations who wish to promote a positive gaming culture and game literacy. Nordic Game Week will collect and display all registered events on a Nordic Game Week Map.

This year the Nordic Game Week map will only display the venue and a link for your own site, where you can more easily keep the information updated. Please create a web page or a Facebook event for your local Nordic Game Week event before registering.

Registered events should be open to the public. You can also participate in a Nordic Game Week Competition. Details for the competition will be announced at a later date. You can take a look at last years competition here.

Register for Nordic Game Week here
https://fi.surveymonkey.com/r/ngw2017

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Nordic Game Day is now Nordic Game Week

Following the example set by the International Games Week, Nordic Game Day will also become a full-fledged theme week! Nordic Game Week will be celebrated this year from 30.10. to 5.11.2017!

You can still organize a singular Nordic Game Day during the Nordic Game Week, or expand the day to a full week. Registration to Nordic Game Week and International Games Week opens in July.

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Nordic Game Day Competition Winners!

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The results are in and the highest scores in each country are shown below. The winner of the competition will receive a new OnePlus 3 phone and a free board game or a digital game (up to 100 euros in value) and the best in each country will receive a free game of choice.

Best in Finland 98 621 – OnePlus 3 phone and a free game of choice
Best in Norway 90 752  – Free game of choice
Best in Denmark 77 221 – Free game of choice
Best in Iceland 72 740 – Free game of choice
Best in Sweden 21 199 – Free game of choice

Winners will be contacted directly for choice of game. Thank you all for participating in the Nordic Game Day Competition!

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Tomorrow is Nordic Game Day and Great Job!

What an amazing turnout this year! We have a 16% increase in participation overall, and a 1000% increase in Icelandic libraries from last year! Libraries are still the biggest faction with 173  libraries participating this year (up by 23 libraries from last year). Other organizations make up the rest with 58 organizations. By tomorrow 231 different organizations have hosted a total of 436 separate Game Days open to the public!

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Keep in mind a lot more organizations host closed events, such as schools and day care centers. All in all, what a great year and we hope to see you all next year and to bring in a new friend 😉

Here’s the full list of participating organizations.

Venue City Country
100k eSports Harjavalta Finland
Aalborg Bibliotekerne Aalborg Denmark
Alavieskan yhtenäiskoulu Alavieska Finland
Amtsbókasafnið á Akureyri Akureyri Iceland
Asker bibliotek Asker Norway
Askolan kunnakirjasto Askola Finland
Asukas ja nuorisotila Sentteri Espoo Finland
Balanssi ry Rovaniemi Finland
Bamble bibliotek og litteraturhus Stathelle Norway
BelleGames Oy Oulu Finland
Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek Bergen Norway
Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Oasen filial Bergen Norway
Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Åsane filial Bergen Norway
Biblioteket Sønderborg Sønderborg Denmark
Biskopsgårdens bibliotek Göteborg Sweden
Bjuråkers Bibliotek Bjuråker Sweden
Bókasafn Akraness Akranes Iceland
Bokasafn Arborgar Selfoss Iceland
Bókasafn Grindavíkur Grindavík Iceland
Bókasafn Hafnarfjarðar Hafnarfjörður Iceland
Bókasafn Kópavogs Lindasafn Kópavogur Iceland
Bókasafnið í Hveragerði Hveragerði Iceland
Borgarbókasafn í Grófinni Reykjavík Iceland
Borgarbókasafn Menningarhús Gerðubergi Reykjavík Iceland
Borgarbókasafnið Menningarhús Kringlunni Reykjavík Iceland
Bornholms Folkebiblioteker Rønne Denmark
Coding Pirates Ballerup Denmark
Deichmanske bibliotek, Holmlia Oslo Norway
Deichmanske bibliotek, Lambertseter Oslo Norway
Deichmanske bibliotek, Oppsal Oslo Norway
Dokk1, Aarhus Aarhus C Denmark
Ekenäs bibliotek Ekenäs Finland
Ekerö Bibliotek Ekerö Sweden
Elimäen kirjasto Elimäki Finland
ENTER ry Helsinki Finland
Espoon kaupunki, Entressen kirjasto Espoo Finland
Etelä-Haagan kirjasto Helsinki Finland
Fantasiapelit Jyväskylä Jyväskylä Finland
Farsund Bibliotek Farsund Norway
Favrskov Bibliotekerne – Hammel Hammel Denmark
Fjell folkeboksamling Straume Norway
Flex Events Odense Denmark
Forssan kaupunginkirjasto Forssa Finland
Forssan Luonnonhistoriallinen museo Forssa Finland
Fredericia Bibliotek Fredericia Denmark
Frederikshavn Bibliotek Frederikshavn Denmark
Galten Bibliotek Galten Denmark
Gentofte Hovedbibliotek Hellerup Denmark
Gjesdal folkebibliotek Ålgård Norway
Gjøvik bibliotek og litteraturhus Gjøvik Norway
Gladsaxe bibliotekerne Søborg Denmark
Guldborgsund Bibliotekerne Nykøbing F Denmark
Gävle stadsbibliotek Gävle Sweden
Hagfors bibliotek Hagfors Sweden
Hamar bibliotek Hamar Norway
Haninges Kulturpark Handen Sweden
Heinävaaran kirjasto ja nuorisotila Joensuu Finland
Helsinge Bibliotek Helsinge Denmark
Himangan kirjasto Himanka Finland
Hjartdal folkebibliotek Sauland Norway
Horten bibliotek Horten Norway
Humppilan kunnankirjasto Humppila Finland
HvidovreBibliotekerne Hvidovre Denmark
Hyvinkään pääkirjasto Hyvinkää Finland
Hämeenlinnan pääkirjasto Hämeenlinna Finland
Høje Taastrup kommunes biblioteker Taastrup Denmark
Iisalmen kaupunginkirjasto Iisalmi Finland
Iitin kunnankirjasto Kausala Finland
Ishøj Bibliotek Ishøj Denmark
Ison Omenan kirjasto Helsinki Finland
Jalkarannan kirjasto Lahti Finland
Jevnaker folkebibliotek Jevnaker Norway
Jimm’s PC-Store Oy Turku Finland
Joensuun pääkirjasto Joensuu Finland
Joensuun Setlementti Joensuu Finland
Jokela-talo, Dojo luokka Jokela Finland
Juankosken lähikirjasto Juankoski Finland
Jukolan kirjasto Hämeenlinna Finland
Jyvälä Jyväskylä Finland
Jyväskylän kaupunginkirjasto Jyväskylä Finland
Jyväskylän yliopisto Jyväskylä Finland
K.H.Renlundin museo Kokkola Finland
Kalajoen pääkirjasto Kalajoki Finland
Kallion kirjasto Helsinki Finland
Kalvolan kirjasto Iittala Finland
Kampusareena TTY Tampere Finland
Kannuksen kaupunginkirjasto Kannus Finland
Karakallion nuorisotila Espoo Finland
Karkkilan kaupunginkirjasto Karkkila Finland
Karkkilan kirjasto Karkkila Finland
Kastellin kirjasto Oulu Finland
Kauhavan kaupunginkirjasto Kauhava Finland
Kauppakeskus Apaja, Kuopio Kuopio Finland
Keiteleen kirjasto- ja kulttuuripalvelut Keitele Finland
Keravan kaupuginkirjasto Kerava Finland
Keuruun pääkirjasto Keuruu Finland
Kiuruveden kaupunginkirjasto Kiuruvesi Finland
Klaukkalan kirjasto Klaukkala Finland
Koivuhaan kirjasto Kokkola Finland
Kokkolan kaupunginkirjasto Kokkola Finland
Kongsvinger bibliotek Kongsvinger Norway
Koskelan Setlementti ry Äänekoski Finland
Kotkan kaupunki Kotka Finland
Kouvolan kaupunginkirjasto Kouvola Finland
Kulttuuriareena 44 Kuopio Finland
Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni Pieksämäki Finland
Kulttuurikeskus Stoa Helsinki Finland
Kumppanuuskeskus Oulu Finland
Kurikan kaupunginkirjasto Kurikka Finland
Kurun kirjasto Kuru Finland
Kärpäsen kirjasto Lahti Finland
Kärpäsen kirjasto Lahti Finland
Lahden kaupunginkirjasto Lahti Finland
Lappeenrannan maakuntakirjasto Lappeenranta Finland
Lastenosasto Saaga Turku Finland
Laukaan pääkirjasto Laukaa Finland
Launeen kirjasto Lahti Finland
Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu Turku Finland
Lautapelikahvila Taverna Tampere Finland
Leikkien liiketila Tampere Finland
Lenvik bibliotek Finnsnes Norway
Leppävirran kunnankirjasto Leppävirta Finland
Lerums bibliotek Lerum Sweden
Levanger bibliotek Levanger Norway
Lidköpings kommun Lidköping Sweden
Liipolan kirjasto Lahti Finland
Linnalan Nuoret ry Savonlinna Finland
Loddefjord Bibliotek Bergen Norway
Lohjan pääkirjasto Lohja Finland
Lolland Bibliotekerne Maribo Denmark
Loviisan pääkirjasto Loviisa Finland
Lumon kirjasto Vantaa Finland
Martinlaakson kirjasto Vantaa Finland
Maskun pääkirjasto Masku Finland
Metropolian kampus Espoo Finland
Mikkolan nuorisotila Vantaa Finland
Monikulttuurikeskus Kompassi Kuopio Finland
Myllypuron mediakirjasto Helsinki Finland
Myrskylän kirjasto Myrskylä Finland
Myyrmäen kirjasto Vantaa Finland
Målselv bibliotek Bardufoss Norway
Nannestad bibliotek Nannestad Norway
Nastolan kirjasto Nastola Finland
Nokian kaupunginkirjasto Nokia Finland
Norsjö bibliotek Norsjö Sweden
Norsk Bridgeforbund Oslo Norway
Nuorisokeskus Monde Rovaniemi Finland
Nuorisotalo Kultsa Vaasa Finland
Nuorisotalo Nuokku Ylöjärvi Finland
Nuorisotalo Posse Savonlinna Finland
Nuorisotalo Silta / Pelitalo Hyvinkää Finland
Nuorisotila Messi / Pelitalo Serveri Tornio Finland
Nuorisotila Nurkka Vesilahti Finland
Nuorisotila Yläkerta Kuhmo Finland
Nurmeksen kaupunginkirjasto Nurmes Finland
Nurmijärven pääkirjasto Nurmijärvi Finland
Nurmon kirjasto Nurmo Finland
Odder Bibliotek Odder Denmark
Odense Musikbibliotek Odense Denmark
Oppegård bibliotek Kolbotn Norway
Oulaisten kaupunginkirjasto Oulainen Finland
Oulun kaupunginkirjasto Oulu Finland
Oulunkylän kirjasto Helsinki Finland
Oulunsalon kirjasto Oulunsalo Finland
Peliosuuskunta Expa Jyväskylä Finland
Peliyhdistys ParoLAN ry Parola Finland
Pinni B, Tampereen yliopisto Tampere Finland
Polvijärven kirjasto Polvijärvi Finland
Porin kaupunginkirjasto Pori Finland
Porin keskustan nuorisotalo Pori Finland
Porin taidemuseo Pori Finland
Porsgrunn bibliotek Porsgrunn Norway
Posion peruskoulu Posio Finland
Pub Hovinarri Rauma Finland
Pudasjärven kaupunginkirjasto Pudasjärvi Finland
Pukkilan kunnankirjasto Pukkila Finland
Punkaharjun kirjasto Punkaharju Finland
Pääkirjasto Kuopio Finland
Raahen kaupunginkirjasto Raahe Finland
Rantakylän kirjasto Joensuu Finland
Rauman pääkirjasto Rauma Finland
Rikhardinkadun kirjasto Helsinki Finland
Ringsted Bibliotek Ringsted Denmark
Roskilde Bibliotekerne Roskilde Denmark
Rovaniemen kaupunginkirjasto Rovaniemi Finland
Runosmäen kirjasto Turku Finland
Ruoveden kunnankirjasto Ruovesi Finland
Ruskon kirjasto Rusko Finland
Saarenkylän kirjasto Rovaniemi Finland
Sampolan kirjasto ja tietotori Tampere Finland
Satakuntalais-Hämäläinen osakunta Turku Finland
Seinäjoen pääkirjasto Apila Seinäjoki Finland
Sipoon kunta Nikkilä Finland
Ski bibliotek Ski Norway
Skiptvet bibliotek Skiptvet Norway
Smedjebackens kommun Smedjebacken Sweden
Someron kaupunginkirjasto Somero Finland
Someron Kulttuuri ry Somero Finland
Sotkamon nuorisotoimi Vuokatti Finland
Soukan kirjasto Espoo Finland
Stadsbiblioteket Halmstad Halmstad Sweden
Svendborg Bibliotek Svendborg Denmark
Sydhavnens Bibliotek København SV Denmark
Syke-talo Oulu Finland
Sølvberget Stavanger bibliotek Stavanger Norway
Taastrup Bibliotek Taastrup Denmark
Tampereen kaupunginkirjasto Tampere Finland
Tanums Spelklubb Tanumshede Sweden
Tapulikaupungin kirjasto Helsinki Finland
Telakkakadun koulu Suolahti Finland
Toholammin kunnankirjasto Toholampi Finland
Tokke bibliotek Dalen Norway
Tornion kirjasto Tornio Finland
Turun kaupunginkirjasto Turku Finland
Ulricehamns stadsbibliotek Ulricehamn Sweden
Utsira folkebibliotek Utsira Norway
Utsjoen kunta Utsjoki Finland
Valby Bibliotek Valby Denmark
Valkeakosken kaupungin nuorisotoimi Valkeakoski Finland
Vallensbæk Kultur- & Borgerhus Vallensbæk Denmark
Vangede Bibliotek Gentofte Denmark
Wanha Asema ja Kansantalo Suolahti Finland
Veberöds Bibliotek Veberöd Sweden
Vefsn bibliotek Mosjøen Norway
Vejle Bibliotekerne Vejle Denmark
Vesterbro Bibliotek Copenhagen Denmark
Veturitallit Jyväskylä Finland
Viborg Bibliotekerne Viborg Denmark
Vigerslev Bibliotek Valby Denmark
Vihdin kirkonkylän kerhokeskus Ohari Vihti Finland
Älvdalens sockenbibliotek Älvdalen Sweden
Örebro Stadsbibliotek Örebro Sweden
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Last minute instructions for Nordic Game Day!

First some numbers!

At the moment we have 235 different organizations of which 175 are libraries and the rest are youth centres, schools, museums, universities, clubs and NGOs, businesses and game stores, game development hubs, game companies and a few bars. This is our biggest Nordic Game Day so far, so congratulations to you all for organizing over 450 game days this week!

Slither.io Tournament

A grand total of 120 organizations will be taking part in the Nordic Game Day Slither.io Tournament. Here are some more detailed instructions on organizing the tournament.

The objective of the game is to eat multi-colored pebbles and other worms. If a worm hits another worm (or the edges of the playing field) with it’s face, it breaks down into edible pebbles. The game is best played with a mouse. Clicking on the mouse will rush the worm, but consume it’s length.

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Name your worm as your organization, for example “Taastrup Bibliotek” so when we play the game, we have a chance of competing against each other.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Print a poster for the competition (download here)
  2. Write or print BEST RESULT on a piece on paper and add to it a post-it note or a card with the score 1000 on it.
  3. Open the game on a browser (www.slither.io) (or install the app on a tablet)
  4. Go Full Screen (by pressing F11)
  5. Name your worm
  6. Let your visitors play the game
  7. When a player beats the default score of 1000, write down the score on one side and a phonenumer or an email on the other side.
  8. Replace the note with the new score.
  9. When someone beats the new score, repeat and throw away the old score.
  10. Send the BEST result and contact information to the winner to your local coordinator by MONDAY 21.11.16 at the latest. Scores submitted after monday will not be accepted into the competition.

The best player in the Nordic Countries will receive a One Plus 3 smartphone and the best player in each country will receive one game (up to 100 euros in value).

You can let the players try to beat the best score multiple times if there is no que. Note that the game will displaye ads from time to time. You can skip the ads with a browers add on or by clicking Skip Ad.

Help us promote Nordic Game Day!

We hope you will be active in contacting your local papers and radio. Ask for journalists, bloggers and vloggers to come and take part in your event. Talk about games and game culture and promote your events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using any of the following hashtags:

#nordicgameday #leikjadagur #peliviikko #speldag #spildag #spilldag

We will send you a survey after Nordic Game Day to ask for the number of visitors and to collate all mentions in the media, so please count your visiotors and if you see an online article save the link. If you have ANY questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

The Nordic Game Day coordination team is here to help you!

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