A MAZE. / Berlin 2020

9th International Games and Playful Media Festival



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”.

Artists can register or use a previously used account to submit their work (automatically for all award categories, submission-fee €30 per Entry) between January 1st, 2020, and February 2nd, 2020. Check the Conditions of Participation. Submitting a work will allow for a 25% discount at the festival tickets.

Members of the Selection Committee can register or reactivate a previously used account to test Submitted Works between January 1st, 2017, and February 2nd, 2020. To reactivate an account, simply log in, edit your Profile and select "2020" in the drop-down in your Jury Profile. Reviewing 5 or more games will allow members of the Selection Committee to get a 25% discount at the festival tickets.

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Jan 01: Start of Submissions and Jury-Registration
Jan 14: Judging starts
Feb 02: Submission Deadline
Feb 16: Judging ends
Mar 02: Announcement Nominees
Apr 22: A MAZE. / Berlin starts
Apr 23: Final Judges play Nominees and interview Artists
Apr 24: Award ceremony

If you just want to exhibit - Please ask for available spaces in the exhibition and their conditions or apply for the open screens one month before the festival. Submissions and Honorable Mentions in the Award Contest will be notified and preferred.
Every exhibited work at the festival has also the chance to win the Audience Award (1000€).

Read the directors statement | More about the award categories

The most amazing trophy consists out of three independent elements: a pink silicone cube, a metal ball and a concrete socket. Thorsten S. Wiedemann, the director of A MAZE. explains: "The pink silicon stands for interactivity and playfulness, the concrete socket for culture and meaning, and the embedded metal ball for connectivity and completeness."

If you have any questions, please contact us at award_at_amaze-berlin.de.

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