The A MAZE. Award

The jury

The award ceremony takes place on April 27, 2012 .HBC, where the winner for "The Most Amazing Games" will be announced by the international jury. The members of the jury are:

Zuraida Buter (NL) - Global Game Jam Co-Director -
Thierry Platon (FR) - Game Designer -
Marek Plichta (DE) - Game Designer -
Chris Adkins (USA) - Games Journalist -

Learn more about the selection process here:

Chris Adkins


Chris Adkins is a man of many hats. He is the Director of Business Developments for The Indie Game Magazine, a writer/reviewer and an indie game evangelist. His favorite headwear is the traditional judge's wig which he will adorn while looking for something to raise the brow and boggle the mind.

Marek Plichta

Game -, Interface designer

Marek Plichta works as an independent game designer and illustrator in Berlin and most recently co-designed the award winning games Spirits and Ordnungswissenschaft. He currently also teaches game design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam and Interface Design at the Game Design School in Schwerin and Leipzig. Marek loves experimental games, interactive media installations, and to eat delicious bananas on continents far away.

Thierry Platon

Game Designer

Thierry Platon is a video-game industry veteran with a musician, actor, stage director, comic books and science fiction writer background. As early as 1985, Thierry worked for Atari France in the localization of the very first Atari 400 games, while publishing numerous articles in various games magazines. Then, in 1987, he joined Infogrames as head project manager, in charge of the ëcomic book collectioní (ìLes Passagers du ventî, ìLa QuÍte de líoiseau du tempsî, etc.). In 1989, he published his first successes video game, Ranx (Ubi Soft), as an independent. After this he began a career as a freelance Game Designer which eventually led him to the creation of the BiP media studio, of which he is the Creative Director (My Farm, Viking Invasion, Tiny Token Empires, Judge Dee, etc.). Thierry is also vice-president of the SNJV (Syndicat National du Jeu Video) and the PRIMI (Mediterranean Transmedia Cluster), organizer of the European Indie Game Days in Marseille.

Zuraida Buter


Zuraida Buter has been involved in the game industry for several years in different guises. She is an avid advocate of innovation and collaboration amongst the different disciplines in the game industry. As project manager for Dutch Game Garden she initiated INDIGO, an annual playable showcase for Dutch independent games. She actively stimulates the indie development community and reaches out globally. In 2009 she jumped right in to the first Global Game Jam as co-organizer of the GGJNL and never let go.