A MAZE./Berlin 2019 Awards:
CALL FOR GAMES IS OPEN UNTIL FEB. 4th 2019
* new award: Explorer Award * selection committee is starting its work * new location * early bird tickets available until February 28th 2019
From April 10-13 A MAZE. / Berlin 2019, the 8th international games and playful media festival, invites general public visitors and professionals to explore the best new independent video games, Virtual Reality experiences and Playful Media projects. In public exhibitions visitors will discover the 25 nominees for the A MAZE. Awards, engaging with with new technologies and ways of digital storytelling.
Since 2012, A MAZE. awards The Most Amazing Game. The winner is selected by an interdisciplinary, international and 100% independent jury. A MAZE. extended and changed awards in the many years since the categories are now: Most Amazing Award, Human Human Machine Award, Long Feature Award, Digital Moment Award, Explorer Award and Audience Award.
The A MAZE. Awards always try to reflect important current topics. Matthias Löwe, the award coordinator : “With the Other Dimensions Award, we focused on the artistic use of emergent VR technologies and with the Collider Award, we highlighted creations by interdisciplinary teams. Now, with the new Explorer Award, we want to combine those two thoughts: This is the award for all forms of experiences beyond the boundaries of contemporary ways to play or develop games.“
Thorsten S. Wiedemann, the artistic director adds: “To strengthen our interest in progressive playful media content we are exploring with the new award category alternative controllers, interactive installations, creative coding experiments, robotics and tech performances, as well as collaborations with science, makers, engineers, researchers, theater and writers. Can’t wait for all the inventions coming!“
Developers can register or use a previously used account to submit their game (for all award categories - those are chosen by the jury, submission-fee €30 – €50) between November 19th, 2018, and February 4th, 2019.
Judges can register or reactivate a previously used account to test games as part of the selection committee between November 19th, 2018, and February 11th, 2019. Reviewing 5 or more games will allow judges to get a discount at the festival tickets.
Nov 19: start of game submission and jury registration
Dec 31: submission-fee switches from Early Bird to Regular
Jan 14: judging starts
Feb 04: submission deadline
Feb 18: judging ends
Mar 04: announcement of nominees
Apr 10: A MAZE. starts!
NEW Location: After an amazing time (2013-2018) at Urban Spree we are moving to the legendary SEZ at Landsberger Allee 77. The new location gives us the great opportunity to bring the A MAZE. experience and exhibition to an unbelievable level.
Submission link: https://2019.award.amaze-berlin.de/