WHO’S THE BOSS? It’s finally you! One big, bad, player-controlled Boss goes against a team of Vikings, each with special abilities. Enter BOSSGARD, a hectic 1v2, 1v3, up to 1v5 bossfight multiplayer game in which you get to crush your friends as THE BOSS.
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Mostly Positive (88) - 73% of the 88 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 18, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“For us, Early Access is all about building a constructive and passionate community focused on playing, improving and growing the game.
Bossgard is a crazy game to say the least. You have 5 Vikings fighting a giant slice of bread or a Darth Vader-like plunger. We want to build together with you, our community, new and outrageous Bosses, Vikings, arenas and mechanics.
Since our Vikings hail from all around the world, we feel they should be an opportunity for our players to highlight their own cultures. What would a Zulu Viking look like? How about a Persian one? We need the community's help on this kind of questions!

We want to empower our community, involving as many players in the design process as possible. We designed and implemented half the bosses, giving a good sense of what the world of Bossgard is about. Now we want to design the rest alongside our playerbase. We feel that if people are ready to pledge their money to an unfinished product they should have a strong say in how that product evolves.

Throughout our Beta phases we've been building our community on Discord (discord/bossgard) where players can talk directly to us, the devs, and provide feedback, new gameplay ideas, point out super obscure bugs or just hang out. The best feedback is player feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The plan is to stay in Early Access for about 12 months. That being said, to we want to make sure we include player feedback as much as possible and have the fully launch only when the game is ready.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“For the final version we want to add at least 5 new bosses, 5 new Vikings, 10 maps and new game modes. We will add Achievements, Boss customization and more items that can be obtained by gaining favors with the gods.

On our roadmap there is also a survival-like, single player/co-op mode where players explore a strange, dangerous world. Heroes complete epic quests for unique items…
...should they survive long enough to return to Midgard.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game’s core features are already in place and the current Bossgard version is a solid foundation for further development. The game is fully playable in online and local multiplayer battles, with up to 6 players.

We now have 10 Vikings, 5 bosses, 10 maps and 30+ customization items.
We also feature a robust Custom Game Mode that allows players to create their personalized battles. Modify the number of players, select specific arenas or change the default heroes setting to get all sorts of crazy fights. They might range from a couple of minutes 1 vs 1 brawl of hell to longer, more intense epic bossfights.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. Our Early Access users get a discount of the game. That means the game it will cost slightly more when it launches.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are working closely together with our community, as it already plays a central role in developing:

  • new bosses
  • new Vikings
  • new maps
  • new items

Other than that, we are very active on our Discord server, gathering all sorts of suggested ideas, and bug reports to make Bossgard a better game.

The best feedback is player feedback.

Please join the discussion on our Discord channel at
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About This Game

WHO’S THE BOSS? Well, it’s finally you! So grab your friends and get ready for the craziest fights in our fast-paced asymmetrical multiplayer game. The meanest? The baddest? The silliest? Choose from a variety of unique bosses that are yours to command! Strike fear in your enemies as a mighty fortress or keep them on edge as an angry slice of bread, it all depends on how bossy you feel today!

Or perhaps you're more of a team player and slaying giants is your business. Say no more, we have you covered. Join a party of Vikings and take on the nastiest titans you've ever seen. Just make sure you help your buddies, healing, protecting, buffing them, releasing minions and laying down turrets when necessary!

  • Being the big bad guy feels great!
    A 1 v 5 asymmetrical multiplayer game, where we pit ONE BIG PLAYABLE BOSS against a colorful cast of cartoony Vikings

  • Supports up to 6 players!
    We hope you brought company because Bossgard is best played on a crowded couch or over noisy online multiplayer sessions!

  • Support for both online and local multiplayer
    Play in any combination you want! From local party set-ups to online matches with friends (or friends-to-be), Bossgard is best played with others!

  • Couch Versus Couch support
    You and your friends can play locally against or with online players!

  • Bot support
    No friends? No problem! Our bots are more than capable of giving you a hard time?
    Too hard? No worries, their difficulty can be scaled up or down!

  • Unique bosses with distinct mechanics
    Each Boss looks, plays and feels completely different. What would you rather be? A cyclopean slice of toast? Maybe a giant evil plunger?

  • Minions, traps, special powers
    The Boss can employ a large array of weapons and tricks against the Vikings. Nobody said this was going to be fair.

  • Party composition is key
    Healing powers, turrets, shields, buffs, each Viking has its own ability on top of which they can choose a Rage attack, basically forming a "class"

  • Team synergy
    The Vikings' abilities are designed to work together. Shield that healer long enough till the whole team is brought back for one last final assault against the Boss.

  • Vikings from all around the world
    These warriors hail not just from the North, but from everywhere else as well! Canadian, Jamaican, British and Japanese Vikings are just some of the warriors building up an already bright and colorful roster.

  • Keyboard & Mouse or Gamepad, it's up to you!
    We really want you to be able to play Bossgard in any way you want.

  • Travel to colorful, foreign lands...
    ...and make a beautiful mess! Sharks, streams of hot coffee and alien plasma cannons will stand between the Vikings and the Boss.
    Each arena comes with its own theme, soundtrack and Boss-controlled trap!

  • Streamer friendly!
    Are you a streamer? Great! Bossgard comes with built-in stream-specific mechanics! Let your followers join the battle, allowing them to deal damage, aid or even drop in minions to fight for whomever the audience dictates!

  • Community-driven design
    We have big dreams for Bossgard and that includes having you guys helping us shape future content! New Bosses, Vikings, Maps and Traps, our vision is that of turning the design process into an open, collective, community-focused one

  • No paid DLC, no microtransactions, no lootboxes
    By Thor, we'll keep Bossgard growing, but we won't ever hide new content behind paywalls.

  • Regular updates
    We love this project and we want to take it places, as soon as possible! New content such as Bosses, Vikings, Maps, Traps and even game modes are already on our production line.

  • It looks pretty
    The world of Bossgard is bright, varied and alive! We worked extra hard to deliver a colorful and polished experience!

    But enough chit-chat, what we ask is that you jump in, pick a character and...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8400, 3.0 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940, 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1 GB / Radeon R7 250, 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i7 920 @ 2.7 GHz, AMD Phenom II 945 @ 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 680, AMD Radeon R9-280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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