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Welcome to the live streaming programme of A MAZE. / Berlin 2020 - Total Digital - 9th International Games and Playful Media Festival. 3.5 days of hand selected sessions for everyone who loves an inclusive, respectful and meaningful future for games, playful media and their creators. You can follow our festival programme live on our A MAZE. / Berlin website, the A MAZE. YouTube channel, in the A MAZE. SPACE and on our Festival Discord.

All links will get communicated here and on our festival website. #AMaze2020

Schedule not final, there are still some sessions added in the coming days.
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Friday, July 24 • 13:30 - 14:30
Art + Games World Tour: Africa

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Art + Games World Tour is a project by Isabelle Arvers. The aim of this world tour is to promote diversity in terms of content and also in terms of who is producing content and from where… in order to be able to tell an other story of video games, outside the main territories of the global market.

During A MAZE. / Berlin - Total Digital Isabelle will take us to 3 different continents and speak with various creators.

Today:
AGWT Africa:

Hugo Obi (NG)
Afrane Akwasi Bediako (GH)
Setriakor Nyomi (GH)
Eyram Tawia (GH)
Julien Herbin (SN)
Limpho Dee Moeti (ZA)

Presentations:
Afrane Akwasi Bediako (GH)
TRONS Factory, 2020, Experimental Windows PC game.

Setriakor Nyomi (GH)
One Mancala - Bringing ancient board games to one platform Six years ago I published Oware 3D to the Playstore, It featured a variant of the Mancala family of games. One Mancala is the spiritual successor to Oware 3D is an attempt to bring together the most popular variants of the Mancala games into a single mobile, social experience.

Eyram Tawia
AL Reawakening. 
we will talk about our working process with creating the AL Reawakening game. We will take you through how we transform the stories into real products with a focus on story writing, character development and the actual game dev process..

Moderators
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Isabelle Arvers (FR)

Isabelle Arvers is a French media art curator, critic and author, specializing in video and computer games, web animation, digital cinema, retrogaming, chip tunes and machinima.

Artists
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Afrane Akwasi Bediako

Akwasi Bediako Afrane (b. 1990) is a Ghanaian artist living and working in Kumasi, Ghana.His works explore the idea of augmentation and extensions between technological gadgetsand humans. He works with discarded electronic gadgets which he refers to as “amputees”.He refashions... Read More →
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Eyram Tawia

Eyram Tawia is CEO and Cofounder of Leti Arts, an interactive digital studio that creates Afrocentric mobile games and comics. He believes preserving cultural diversity through gaming and entertainment is important and aims to prove this by creating world-class games and comics using... Read More →
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Hugo Obi

Hugo Obi is the founder of Maliyo Games – the first indigenous gaming company in Nigeria and one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hugo is a visionary entrepreneur with interests in the development of mobile content for Africa’s growing mobile consumers... Read More →
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Julien Herbin

Julien is the CEO of a video game studio based in Dakar (Senegal), and founded in 2019. His studio focuses on creating games presenting African cultures from a new angle.Prior to that, he was a programmer at Ubisoft since 2007 and has contributed about 10 shipped titles along his... Read More →
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Limpho Moeti

Limpho Moeti previously worked at Free Lives (Broforce, Gorn) and was deputy festival director of South Africa's playful media festival, Playtopia. Currently she works as a producer/biz dev at Nyamakop developing on African-inspired video games. She is one half of the Bad Form Podcast... Read More →
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Setriakor Nyomi

Setriakor Nyomi is the founder and lead designer of GreyParrot Interactive Ltd.. He founded GreyParrot with the mission of telling African stories using gaming as a medium. Prior to founding GreyParrot, he held the role of Director of Sustained Engineering at the African Leadership... Read More →


Friday July 24, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 CEST
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