In partnership with Wits Digital Arts

Wits School Of Arts

In Cooperation With

Goethe Institut

The goal of A MAZE. / Johannesburg (former A MAZE. Interact) in South Africa is to create an annual evolving platform for African and European media artists and game developers. A playground for everyone who wants to experience the Human-Human-Machine interaction. A MAZE. provides an intensive program with lectures, panels, screenings, games, interactive installations, street games, workshops, concerts, performances and party.


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Co-Funded By The European Union

European Union

Special Sponsor


A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2013

2nd International Games/ Media Art Festival

A MAZE. is the second international Games / Media Art Festival to be held in Johannesburg and will use spaces across Braamfontein, taking games and media art expression to the public in a way you never expected.

A MAZE./ Johannesburg - OPENING/ PARTY

Come, Play and Celebrate.

Date: September 5, 2013

Opening event on iLounge roof top:
62 Juta street

Start 19:00
End 21:00

Opening party at Kitcheners:
5 De Beer street

Start 21:00
End 02:00

Photos 2013

by Lerato Maduna

Ticketing + Registration

A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2013 is a free festival for all. You don't have to pay entrance fee for attending the talks, panels, workshops, exhibitions.

Festival Programme

Get your festival programme here and now.

This program is a sneak preview! The program is not finalized!

Press releases and Contacts

Requests for interviews and festival coverage please contact.

Directors Note

The founder of A MAZE. and festival director Thorsten S. Wiedemann says:

“We are more than happy to announce that A MAZE. / Johannesburg is organized in partnership with the Digital Arts Department of the University of the Witwatersrand for a cycle of the next 4 years.


Game Developers, Media Artists, Makers, Researchers, Coders, Forward thinkers, Musicians

With more than thirty international and African artists, game designers, speakers and musicians showcasing their craft...


Games, Videos and Interactive Digital Art

The exhibition will show artistic and indie computer games, interactive digital installations, video’s, documentaries, board games and street games.


Interdisciplinary Exchange

As an essential part of staging a collaborative festival, workshops take place prior to the event itself and function as incubator for synergies between South African and European digital cultures.

Key notes, Talks and Panels

Discourse, Knowledge Exchange and Visions.

Focusing on the convergence of digital art and games, the talks provides the artists and developers the opportunity to present projects as well as discuss and reflect upon them with audience members.

Jam Africa 2013

"I have to tell you something about Africa..."

A MAZE. and Wits Digital Arts invites all game designers from everywhere to take part in the game festival based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Street Games

Breaking Boundaries

Play conquers urban spaces as the city creates a stage for games, performance and interaction between everyone in this place.

Pecha Kucha Night / Closing party

Entertaining Speed Presentations

PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa],[1] chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total).


Let's do it together.

What is a festival without a great team, that is super enthusiastic to create such an amazing platform for digital creatives like A MAZE. / Johannesburg.