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

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Thursday, July 23

15:00 CEST

Now Play This presents Eco-Chambers by Exit Productions
Welcome to your first day! You are a Demi-God building a new, better, healthier world. Reorder the chaos and create a new Earth alongside your pantheon. Will you succeed or create destruction? Eco-Chambers is a remaking of the world taking place on google docs.

Eco-Chambers is an online game played in two tiers.

Tier 1: Demigod - Places for direct participants are limited so please to register here [https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/now-play-this-presents-eco-chambers-by-exit-productions-tickets-113619647424] Available from Friday 17th 1pm to allow for everyone to have a chance to get one.

Tier 2: Inhabitant/Believer - Watch as the world is formed around you. Send your wishes or prayers to alter the course of evolution. Every viewing participant can affect the course of the game through the chat function during the event.

The game was developed as part of the Cabin Fever online R&D programme, run by Exit Productions. CABIN FEVER looks to find ways to collaborate and connect creatively in isolation.

Eco-Chambers marks the second annual Now Play This and A MAZE collaboration, following last year's co-commission Glyphsprache, shown concurrently at Now Play This and A MAZE 2019.


Exit Productions

Exit Productions make interactive, game based theatre.
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Now Play This

Now Play This is a festival of experimental game design

Thursday July 23, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Friday, July 24

18:30 CEST

Protection Song – A Ritual of Connection
Freeze. Run. Fight. Play! Humans, like all mammals, rely on our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to respond to danger and safety in the world. But in a time when the world feels incessantly dangerous, our body has a hard time keeping up. In this participatory online playful ritual, we’ll explore how we respond to threat, and how we create safety.  Audio narration, sound, and on-screen text will guide participants through simple story-based moments to experience from home.  Together we’ll consider how our mammalian nervous systems adapted to keep us alive, and what we can learn by listening to them.

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Heather Kelley (US)

Heather Kelley is an award-winning game designer, media artist, curator, and professor at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a founding member of the experimental game collective Kokoromi, creators of VR puzzle game SUPERHYPERCUBE, and she co-curated... Read More →

Friday July 24, 2020 18:30 - 19:15 CEST
Saturday, July 25

19:00 CEST

Grand Finale Mega Overflow Session
Goal of the grand final with minimum 1000 A MAZE. friends to perform together a song: (tbc)

Saturday July 25, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 CEST
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