Bossgard wins NGDC in Bucharest


The third qualifier of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest Season III took place on 5 October at the DevPlay conference in Bucharest, Romania.

As last season’s NGDC champion Breadcrumb Studios and their game Yaga qualified at DevPlay, expectations were high for another great contest with really strong games. And the expectations were certainly fulfilled, with the judges having a very difficult time picking a winner from among this year’s outstanding competitors.

In the end, a game from last season’s NGDC qualifier came out on top: Bossgard, created by Romanian developer Sand Sailor Studio.

Bossgard is a fast-paced asymmetrical multiplayer game where players choose from a variety of unique bosses to command – or to “drop the pain” on the exact same bosses as a Viking favored by the gods.

Congratulations to Sand Sailor Studio and see you for the NGDC Grand Finals at NG19 next May!

Also a big thanks to the organisers of DevPlay, who also once again did a great job organising their event, gathering many of the most talented developers from Romania and across Europe to Bucharest.

About the Nordic Game Discovery Contest
In 2016, building on fourteen years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live-pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game created the Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) – an exciting, competitive challenge, where selected game projects are showcased at live-pitch events in several countries.

NGDC Season III Tour Plan 2018-2019 (more events to be announced)
30-31 Aug: Game Dev Days – Graz, Austria
28-29 Sep: Game Dev Camp – Lisbon, Portugal
4-5 Oct: DevPlay – Bucharest, Romania
4-5 Oct: Northern Game Summit – Kajaani, Finland
11-14 Oct: Game Industry Conference – Poznan, Poland
17-19 Oct: Sweden Game Conference – Skövde, Sweden
20-21 Oct: Athens Games Festival – Athens, Greece
2-3 Nov: GameOn – Vilnius, Lithuania
20-21 Nov: Gamerome – Rome, Italy
31 Jan-2 Feb: Ludicious – Zürich, Switzerland
11-13 Apr: Reboot Develop – Dubrovnik, Croatia
25-28 Apr: Nordic Game Jam – Copenhagen, Denmark

NGDC Season III Grand Finals
22-24 May: Nordic Game 2019 – Malmö, Sweden

NGDC Season III wild cards
Not attending our partner events? Fear not. The online submission process for a wild card seat at the NGDC Finals will be announced in April 2019. Stay tuned!

NGDC Season III is sponsored by Nordic Game Ventures and Steam, with regional and finals support from Dolby,, Plan of Attack and Xsolla.

Interested in becoming an NGDC partner or sponsor? Contact Nordic Game BD director Teddy Florea here to learn about great opportunities still available for NGDC Season III.