“Hitchhiker” is one of four NGDC contestants at Ludicious

Great News for our upcoming game “Hitchhiker“, which is one of four NGDC contestants pitching at Ludicious Game Awards 2018 in Zürich, Switzerland. The Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) takes place from 13:00 on 20 January. “Hitchhiker” is one of the finalist competitors, who pitch-battle against each other, to win and go to the NGDC grand finals at this spring’s Nordic Game Conference, 23-25 May in Malmö, Sweden.

The four finalists are:

  • Mad About Pandas (Germany) presenting „Hitchhiker“
  • ACE Team (Chile) presenting „Rock of Ages II“
  • Fictiorama Studios (Spain) presenting „Do Not Feed the Monkeys“
  • Bedtime Digital Games (Denmark) presenting „Figment“

Boston calling! We´re “hitchhiking” to Boston PAX East 2018 with our narrative game >> Hitchhiker <<.  Thanks to Goethe-Institut Boston, who invited us together with eight other indie studios from Germany to be part of the project “Transatlantic Gaming Summit”. During PAX East 2018, the german delegation will be present at the exhibition stand (number: 20049).

All 9 german indie studios:
Mad About Pandas mit Hitchhiker
● Cubinauts mit Cubiverse
● Megagon Industries mit Lonely Mountains: Downhill
● Leadfollow Games mit Tiny Tanks
● Stephan Hövelbrinks mit Death Trash
● Osmotic Studios mit Orwell: Ignorance is Strength
● Mooneye Studios mit Lost Ember
● Ludopium mit Isometric Epilepsy
● rose engine mit signalis (www.rose-engine.org/signalis)

We´re happy to announce that our upcoming game „Hitchhiker“ is nominated for the Ludicious – Zurich Game Festival Awards 2018. The game festival takes place from 18th – 21st of January in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Infos about Ludicious Game Awards 2018:


Watch the “First Ride – Prototype Trailer”:

The nominated teams will be pitching their projects on Tuesday the 25th of April starting at 7 PM until 9 PM at the QUO VADIS venue – moderated by André Bernhardt.


The jury consists of:
•Collin Bradford / Crytek
•Mike Hines / Amazon Appstore
•Thomas Bidaux / ICO Partners
•Eline Muijres / Dutch Game Garden


Thank you very much for the nomination!


More info:

20. January 2017: Microsoft and SpielFabrique are proud to announce the two winners of the new accelerator program track!

The winner from Germany is Hitchhiker, produced by Mad About Pandas in Berlin. In Hitchhiker, the player catches a series of rides on the highway without knowing the answer to this most basic question— who am I, and where am I going? Each ride presents an existential puzzle that the player must solve to move on to the next car.