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Since 2012 A MAZE. awards The Most Amazing Game. The winner is selected by an interdisciplinary, international and 100% independent jury. We extended and changed awards in the many years since, our categories are now: “Most Amazing Award”, “Human Human Machine Award”, “Long Feature Award”, “Digital Moment Award”, “Explorer Award” and “Audience Award”.
The submissions are closed now -
Thank you for 189 entries from 51 countries around the world! Nominees will be announced on April 4th!
A MAZE./ is looking for works pushing the medium - fully finished works, demos, experiments or prototypes are welcomed! Each nominee and honorable mentions will receive news buzz and a spot in our digital exhibition - No travel, no building up booths! Works should be presentable either as a publicly available demo or video. Besides winning one of the Awards with their attached 1000€ price money (2000€ for the main price), every exhibited work at the festival has the chance to additionally win the Audience Award.
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Members of the Selection Committee
can register or reactivate a previously used account to test Submitted Works between February 1st, 2022, and March 21th, 2022. To reactivate an account, simply log in, edit your Profile and select "2022" in the drop-down in your Jury Profile. Reviewing 5 or more entries will allow members of the Selection Committee to get a 25% discount at the festival tickets.
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IT'S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY
Join the A MAZE. Discord, where we invite anyone to showcase their works to our international playful media and arthouse games community. Hold livestreams, get feedback, discuss current topics or be part of the open playtests if you become a member of the selection committee. A MAZE. is all year around!
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Feb 01: Start of Submissions and Jury-Registration
Feb 14: Judging starts
Feb 28: Submission Deadline
Mar 21: Judging ends
Apr 04: Announcement Nominees
May 13: A MAZE. / Berlin starts online
May 17: Onsite day with hybrid Award ceremony
How we review
The international Selection Committee reviews all entries and rates them based on innovation, potential, interdisciplinarity, social/cultural/political impact, aesthetics and overall awesomeness. They also leave comments and suggest a category. The A MAZE./ Berlin team builds upon that base and selects the nominees. After the nominee selection, a final jury of 5 experts, including the winner of the previous year, has the honor to select the winners.
If you just want to showcase your work - Please apply for the open screens around one month before the festival, post your work in our A MAZE. Discord
or become part of the A MAZE. Bazaar - the only and first international market for arthouse games, independent games and playful media productions which gives authors and digital artists the opportunity to meet with publishers, funding institutions, art institutions and collaborators. Submissions and Honorable Mentions in the Award Contest will be notified and preferred.
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