Canada @ Nordic Game Mission

Be a Part of Canada’s Mission to the Nordic Game Conference

The Nordic Video Game industry is active and thriving! Home to companies like Rovio (Angry Birds), Supercell (Clash Royale), and Remedy (Control), the region offers lucrative opportunities for Canadian studios looking to connect with potential partners, publishers, and distributors in the area. 

Interactive Ontario, in collaboration with the provincial trade associations members of the Canadian Interactive Alliance (CIAIC), the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada (TCS) and with the support of Ontario Creates, is organizing a virtual mission to Nordic Game 2021 (NG21), which will be held online on May 26-28th.

Participants to the Mission Will Get:


Trade Commissioner Service of Canada’s  Exclusive 50% discount on premium tickets for Nordic Games 2021 (NG21)


Access to the online Publisher Market during NG21 (projects need to have a working prototype as vetted by NG; those not making it will receive information on how to improve the project for future reference)


Dedicated group delegation channel on the NG21 Discord server


Profile as part of the Canadian virtual delegation (Canadian delegation logo on the Nordic Game conference website; sponsored story in the Nordic Game newsletter)


One developer in the Canadian delegation selected by Nordic Game to participate in NGDC Online Grand Finals at NG21 in November 2021


Invitation to Meet the Nordic Publishers: Here’s What You Need to Know! event session (see below)

Register Early!

The Nordic Game Mission is for Canadian Video Game Companies interested in attending the Nordic Game Conference

We have 25 spots available for the Mission, so register as soon as possible. If selected you will be contacted

There is one discount per Video Game studio


Meet the Nordic Publishers: Here’s What You Need to Know!

In preparation for the Canada @ Nordic Game Mission, Interactive Ontario, in collaboration with the provincial trade associations members of the Canadian Interactive Alliance (CIAIC) and the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada (TCS) are hosting an informal session with Nordic publishers to prepare Canadian Video Game studios for the B2B event at Nordic Game on May 26-28th. 

Paradox Interactive, Raw Fury Thunderful Group, and Embracer Group, will present their current interests and provide tips on pitching Video Games to Nordic publishers.

Date: May 17th, 2021 Time: 12pm EST 

Zoom Meeting Information will be provided via Google Invite. 

In addition to the Mission, Interactive Ontario, with support from Ontario Creates, Canada Media Fund, and the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada are offering additional events that will help Video Games studios to understand and build potential partnerships with the Nordic Video Games community. 

Part of the iLunch Series

Interactive Ontario invites Video Game studios to join us on April 29th at 12 pm EST for a discussion featuring experienced panelists who will highlight distribution and business opportunities within the Nordic Video Game industry.

The session will cover:

  • Market trends regarding the Video Game Industry in the Nordic countries
  • Nordic business  do’s and don’ts to support success
  • Opportunities for Canadian Video Game studios within the Nordic Video Game industry
  • Introduction the Nordic Game 2021 virtual conference and what benefits Canadian attendees can expect from their participation
  • Presentation from a Nordic Publisher with a Canadian subsidiary

Date: April 29th Time:12 pm EST

Open to all Canadian Video Game/IDM Studios

Starting on May 6th, Interactive Ontario will be hosting a series of Pitch Training sessions where 10 Ontario Video Game studios will work on perfecting their pitch over the course of three sessions in preparation for the Nordic Game.

Those who have registered for the Canada Mission to Nordic Game will be given top priority. Deadline to apply for the mission is May 7th, 2021.

Jennifer McIlory, President, McIlroy and Company, will work with the 10 studios to hone their pitch strategy and delivery in preparation for the conference.

Session Breakdown

  • Coaching Session – May 11th, 2021 at 5:00pm -7:00 pm (2 hours)
  • Practice Session – May 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (2 hours)
  • Mock Session with Seasoned Industry Experts – May 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (3 hours)

Only Open to Ontario-Based Video Game Studios