The Nominees

Congratulation to the 10 nominees, which are still running for the A MAZE. Trophy. On friday April 27, 2012 we will celebrate the winner of the category THE MOST AMAZING GAME. The highest and only category of the A MAZE. Indie Games Award 2012: The WINNER takes it all. 5000 €, probably the most amazing trophy in the games world, an invitation to our french partners in Marseille, EIGD - European Indie Game Days ( and the opportunity to distribute the winning game on Little Indie (

Thanks again to all entries. This was a very hard but exciting selection time for all members of the prejury.

The nominees:
Messhof - ASDFplane
The Threaks - Beatbuddy
Amanita Design - Botanicula
Broken Rules - Chasing Aurora
Jonathan Hise Kaldma - Flight of the Fireflies
Sparpweed - ibb and obb
Nicolai Troshinsky - Loop Raccord
Ed Key, David Kanaga - Proteus
Black Pants Game Studio - Tiny and Big
Die Gute Fabrik - Where is my Heart?

From now it is the turn of our fantastic jury of the 1. A MAZE. Games Award: Zuraida Buter, Thierry Platon, Marek Plichta and Chris Adkins to decide who will take home the first A MAZE. Trophy.

Please find here all entries:



Each player has a keyboard, and the keyboard is mapped to the screen. To fly, hit letters that point towards your intended direction. If you get shot you have a chance to survive by typing REPAIR. To get a highscore you have to keep your plane on screen while shooting down other players.


Music Action-Adventure

"Beatbuddy is the first music action-adventure. Being in control of the music creature Beatbuddy you work your way through a song and bring back the music. Since all the multi tracks of each song are translated in interactive game mechanics you’re able to experience music in
a different way."



Botanicula is point'n'click exploration game created by Amanita Design and Czech band DVA. It’s about a bunch of five friends - little tree creatures who set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.

Chasing Aurora

Aerial action game

Chasing Aurora is an explorative 2D aerial action game about the dream of flight. Drop from the cliff and ride the wind from peak to peak. Fight for the beacon of light with up to three friends in the hostile environment of the Alps.

Flight of the Fireflies

Atmospheric / experimental

Flight of the Fireflies is an experimental video game where you guide a swarm of musical fireflies on an atmospheric journey through places and emotions. Unlike most video games, the focus is not on the challenge – but on the experience.

ibb & obb

Cooperative Puzzle Platformer

ibb and obb is a cooperative game for two. Work together in this non-newtonian world. In the bottom half of the world gravity is reversed, enabling ibb and obb to walk on both sides of the horizon. Find your way surfing on gravity, soulhopping enemies and collecting diamonds.

Loop Raccord

Puzzle / Experimental

Loop Raccord is a video editing game about synchronizing a chain of video clips in order to create an illusion of continuous movement between them.

Tiny & Big: Up that mountain

Jump and slice

You are Tiny, a technophile guy with a ray cutter, a gripping device and a fine attitude towards the world. But now your nemesis Big stole the only heritage your grandpa left you: A nice pair of fine rib underpants! And he‘s surely up to no good, why else would he take them up that haunted mountain…

Where is my Heart?


Where is my Heart? is loosely based on Bernhard Schulenburg's experience of a sunday hike, which he went on with his mom and his dad. They got lost in a forest and confronted with this problem they came to face each other's negative personality traits.