About A MAZE.

Since 2008 A MAZE. is celebrating the convergence of game and art.

A MAZE. is an independent label created by Thorsten S. Wiedemann, that develops and carries out new event formats dedicated to Games and Media Art in general. A MAZE. is a open space for collective interaction with electronic and analog media through games, art and discourse. Alongside the presentation of digital and experimental games we encourage artists to develop new interfaces and associate them with New Media Arts.

These include the Berlin-based Games Culture Circle talkshow which takes place several times a year and is presented online at ARTE Creative and the A MAZE. Night of Machinima, a monthly screening event in Berlin. A MAZE. also hosted the 2010 A MAZE. Interact Festival in cooperation with Club Transmediale as well as several exhibitions and it participates in foreign festivals. 2011 saw A MAZE. United‘s participation in the supporting program of Transmediale 11, aimed at activating a pan-European network. 2012 A MAZE. initiated the 1. International Independent Game Developer Conference in Berlin: the A MAZE. Indie Connect (now: A MAZE. / Berlin) in the framework of the Deutschen Gamestage - DGT12 with its own award for The Most Amazing Indie Games.

New in the program of A MAZE. is that you can book the mobile event A MAZE. Pop Up which connects to any music festival, media conference or creative industry event. First and successful appearance was at the Republika Festival in Rijeka, Croatia with an exhibition, talks, workshops and machinima screening.

Winners:
2012 - Proteus by Ed Key and David Kanaga
2013 - Spaceteam by Henry Smith

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.

Links:
www.amaze-johannesburg.co.za (Johannesburg 2013)
www.amaze-interact.co.za (Johannesburg 2012)
www.amaze-festival.de
www.amaze-indieconnect.de
www.gamesculturecircle.de