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 • 20:00 - 21:30
A MAZE. Award Show

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25 nominees from 14 countries competing in 5 categories + 5 nominees for the Humble New Talent Award.

The award, now in its 9th year, presents a total of 7.000€ in prizes to game developers at the A MAZE. Awards Ceremony, which is one of the highlights of A MAZE./ Berlin.

25 games are nominated by a selection committee of professionals in games, art and culture. The games are then adjudicated by an international independent jury for a number of 5 award categories.

Moderated by Friedrich Liechtenstein.

Nominees and jury members are going to be present on our stream, including the closing speech by Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and artistic director of A MAZE., and the performance by dancer The Darvish live from the A MAZE. Studio.

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Friedrich Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is an actor, musician and entertainer. He grew up in what was then Stalinstadt, Eisenhüttenstadt, in the GDR. Friedrich Liechtenstein now lives in Berlin. With Arnold Kasar and Sebastian Borkowski, he is part of the Friedrich Liechtenstein Trio, whose concerts combine... Read More →
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Matthias Löwe

Mathias is an Interaction Designer, specialized in the creative use of playful interactions and interested in transferring interaction in games to artifacts with “real world application“. He was building little robots at the Design Research Lab Berlin. He is engaged in worksh... Read More →
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Nathalie Lawhead (US)

Nathalie Lawhead is a net-artist and award winning game designer that has been creating experimental digital art since the late 90's. Past works include titles such as the IGF winning Tetrageddon Games, "Everything is going to be OK", and the Electric Zine Maker.
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Owen Hindley

Part of last years most amazing award winner Huldufugl, Owen is creating immersive theatrical environments and works with software, sound and electronics to make experiences for VR, installations, games, performances, & the web. He is also a co-founder at Horizons Studio making music-centered... Read More →
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Rayzones is a Moscow-based artist and game designer. they are a part of Lowpolis, a two-member team that makes things like good morning drifter,a non-racing experience with pears, and gift-exchange-machine — a stork-powered postcard exchange service.
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Sarah Rudolph

Sarah Rudolph is a video game and culture journalist from Germany. For the last decade they have been talking, writing and podcasting about games, gender, politics and their cultural implications. In 2018 they co-curated the queer video game history exhibition RAINBOW ARCADE at Schwules... Read More →
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Simon Bachelier

Simon works as a freelance producer for video games studios since several years. He is currently working at accidental queens after the release of three narrative games. Besides game development, he organises and produces events dedicated to the independent game developers and alternative... Read More →
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The Darvish (SY)

Darvish (IG thedarvishofficial) selftought performance artist from Syria, Cultural events and performance parties organiser, Creative & artistic director, his persona was displayed at local and international magazines and Articles, Co-host & co-organizer of Berlin biggest solidarity... Read More →

Friday July 24, 2020 20:00 - 21:30 CEST