About studio

Sand Sailor Studio is a Bucharest-based independent game development company founded in 2014.


Our adventure began with Black The Fall, an atmospheric puzzler which gracefully made it from a successful Kickstarter campaign, through a gaming accelerator and onto a solid collaboration with Square Enix. Now, as a fizzy team of eight, we are determined to create new, daring projects, after we brought to light Romania's Communism stories by launching Black The Fall on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on July 11th, 2017.

Oh,  and here's the above photo explained: at the center you have the one and only: Cristian Diaconescu (co-founder). He’s the leader, the mastermind, the programmer, the artist, the mind and soul, the visionary. On the sofa you have: Nicoleta Iordanescu (co-founder), Marius Mustata and Andrei Dragomir (no longer part of the team): the artists, the level designers, the dreamers, the ones with the warm heart. To each side of the sofa you have Razvan Dumitrache and Licu (Adrian Licuriceanu): the brilliant, the doers, the ones who can make what others only get to imagine. And to the extremities you have the latest additions: Andreea Zamfir, to the right, she’s our 3D artist, the caustic kiddo, drawing her way through level design. And there’s me to the far left, Andreea Vaduva, the one who’s been replying to your messages lately and kept an eye on the public sphere. Also, not in the picture, but part of the team, is Emil Nestor (co-founder): the brilliant business man, the warm soul, the mentor.


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 1 versus 5 bossfight multiplayer game in which you get to crush your friends as THE BOSS.


Sand Sailor Studios

After decades of toil, an old machinist plots his escape from Communism, through manipulation and scheming. Along the road, he befriends the most unlikely creature, an abandoned robot. Could they solve the puzzles and flee this bleak world together?

Black The Fall

Sand Sailor Studios