A MAZE. established in 2008 is an international label in the field of independent and alternative games, playful media and games culture. Interdisciplinary, game-centered events and productions transcending media channels and cultures are the signature feature of A MAZE. Portfolio includes the production of festivals, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, game showcases, game jams, artist in residence programmes and a magazine.
The most influencial game festivals in Europe
Expect three days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play at one of the most influencial game festivals in Europe. Exhibition and concert/party tickets will only be available for purchase on-site during the festival!
Since 2012 A MAZE. awards The Most Amazing Game. The winner is selected by an interdisciplinary, international and 100% independent jury. 2014 A MAZE. extended the award to three categories and the audience award. 2015 we’ve introduced our fourth category the “Other Dimensions Award” which is dedicated to play in virtual reality.
Now in respect of the forward-thinking and game changing development of the creators some of the 2012 award conditions and categories are not legit anymore. The categories are: “Most Amazing Game Award”, “Human Human Machine Award”, “Long Feature Award”, “Digital Moment Award”, “Collider Award” and “Audience Award”.
Engaging with new technologies and indie people
From the 26th to the 29th of April 2017 A MAZE. / Berlin invites general public visitors and professionals to explore the best new independent videogames, Virtual Reality experiences and Playful Media projects. In public exhibitions visitors will discover the 25 nominees for the A MAZE. Awards, engaging with new technologies and ways of digital storytelling.
Full program and infos on AMAZE. official website, so let’s go and take a look.
The accompanying two day conference program presents a space for interested publics to join artists, game developers and academics in a conversation on new trends in digital media and independent videogames. For the first time the festival will feature a whole track of talks, discussion rounds and workshops concerned with experimental, artistic and critical approaches towards Virtual Reality. We call it the Other Realities Track. Cutting edge creators will highlight the platform’s possibilities outside of the context of business ventures. Follow all talks on Voice Republic.
To mention only a few including Fakhra AlMansouri, Henrike Lode, Jan Willem Nijman, Jenny Jiao Hsia, Jim Crawford, Kitty Calis, Mel Croucher, Pierre Corbinais, Pietro Righi Riva, Shawn Alexander Allen, Vaida Plankyte, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Isaac Cohen, Simon Wilkinson, Miyö van Stenis, Jessica Palmer, Veve Jaffa, Paolo Pedercini, and many more.