"Taking place in Braamfontein, A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2014 is set to become one of the hottest spots for games and playful media in Africa. Festival director and A MAZE. founder Thorsten S. Wiedemann says the A MAZE. 2014 programme is jam packed: “We are excited to bring together the most relevant creative individuals and forward thinkers of the local and international games and digital art scene. Kicking off on 10 September and running until 13 September, we have a three day programme packed with talks, panel discussions, the best selection of independent games, interactive installations, a market hack, workshops, screening and music.”
A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2014 is presented in partnership with the Digital Arts Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, in co-operation with Kalashnikovv Gallery and supported by Goethe-Institut, Swedish Institute, Connect_ZA/ British Council and Pro Helvetia. It is also co-funded by the European Union." (Thorsten S. Wiedemann)
The opening Party is scheduled for September 10, 19:00 at iClub in the Tshimologong Precinct, 41, Juta Street, Braamfontein. The opening will be held by: Thorsten S. Wiedemann, festival director of A MAZE.
International speakers/ Workshop facilitators:
Pippin Barr (NZ), game designer works in collaboration with Marina Abramovic, Rami Ismail (NL), game designer at Vlambeer, Peter Lee (KR), game designer of the game Being Faust, presented during A MAZE. at iThuba Gallery with the support of the Goethe-Institut, Lea Schönfelder (DE), game designer of the award winning game Perfect Woman, Joonas Turner (FI), sound designer of outstanding independent game titles like Badland, Nuclear Throne and BroForce, Emilie Gervais (FR), internationally known glitch and net artist, David Hayward (UK), producer of interdisciplinary play related events around UK, Sten Selander (SE), business developer at Media Evolution, Evan Greenwood (SA), game designer of the successful title BroForce at Free Lives, Nick Hall, chair man of MakeGameSA and many more.
LINK: A MAZE. 2014
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti