Baltic Sea Games Award

The Baltic Sea Games Award has been established by the BGI project to strengthen and promote start-ups and their games within the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). During the course of the Baltic Sea Games Award, start-ups from eight European countries adjacent to the Baltic Sea submitted their games to the online competition. An online jury of game experts chose four winners in the categories “Best Game Design”, “Best Game Art”, “Best Game Audio” and “Best Game Narrative”. Those winners are at the same time finalists for the Baltic Sea Games Award ceremony at GameOn, Hall 3, Entertainment Stage, in Vilnius, Lithuania, 16 November 2019, 17:00-19:00 EET.

The four finalists will pitch their games in front of a group of investors and mentors and a live audience at GameOn in Vilnius. This online vote will feed into the final score at the award ceremony to crown the “Best Start-up Game 2019”!

You can vote for your favourite game out of the four finalists for the Baltic Sea Games Award ceremony by clicking on one of the links below. Please share this link and push your favourite game! :)

Join us for the Baltic Sea Games Award Ceremony at GameOn in Vilnius on 16 November 2019, 17:00-19:00 EET in Hall 3, Entertainment Stage!


The Finalists

Best Game Design

Game: Area 86

Developer: SimDevs

Country: Latvia

Area 86 is a physics-based escape room puzzle game. Control your robot in an interactive environment. Find, pick, throw, activate & destroy items to escape.

Best Game Art

Game: Weakless

Developer: Punk Notion

Country: Poland

Weakless is a beautiful, puzzle-adventure game with stunning organic environments, filled with curious life forms and a bioluminescent glow. Play as two Weavelings – carefree, wooden creatures – one of which is deaf, the other blind. Switch between the two, solve unique puzzles and save their world!

Best Game Audio

Game: Hexagroove

Developer: Ichigoichie Games

Country: Sweden

Hexagroove combines elements of strategy, rhythm, and action games in a unique blend of self-expression. Your goal as a DJ is to combine musical loops in real time to regulate a virtual audience's energy, working them into a state of euphoria with your artistic skills. The action swings from contemplative to frantic as you move between song sections in one of ten dance music genres. Over time you'll unlock new musical loops, DJ tricks, and club venues to play in. Perform together with up to three friends in your room or on the dance floor with this truly creative title.

Best Game Narrative

Game: Wanderlust Travel Stories

Developer: Different Tales

Country: Poland

You take the role of various modern travellers, live their adventures and shape their stories. Relish in discovery and awe, longing and hope as you journey from Africa to Antarctica, from Europe to Asia. The change brought by this odyssey will be your own. We aimed to create something different. A bridge between literary experiences and gaming. A title that is meant to be taken in, experienced and felt. Perfect when you're traveling — or wish that you were.