A MAZE. / Berlin 2018__April 25 - 29, 2018

7th 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. 2014 A MAZE. extended the award to three categories and the audience award. 2015 we’ve introduced our fourth category the "Other Dimensions Award” which is dedicated to play in virtual reality. Last year, we've made some extensions and the categories are now: “Most Amazing Award”, “Human Human Machine Award”, “Long Feature Award”, “Digital Moment Award”, “Collider Award” and “Audience Award”.

Developers could register or use a previously used account to submit their game (for all award categories, submission-fee €35 – €55) between November 1st, 2017, and February 4th, 2018. Check the Conditions of Participation.

Judges could register or reactivate a previously used account to test games as part of the selection committee between November 1st, 2017, and February 18th, 2018. To reactivate an account, simply log in after November 1st, 2017. Reviewing 5 or more games will allow Judges to get a discount at the festival tickets.

Register as Developer Register as Jury

Nov 01: Start of Game-Submission and Jury-Registration
Dec 16: Submission-Fee switches from Early Bird to Regular
Jan 15: Judging starts
Feb 04: Submission Deadline
Feb 18: Judging ends
Feb 26: Announcement Nominees
Apr 25: A MAZE starts
Apr 26: Final Judges play Nominees and interview Developers (in the morning)
Apr 27: Award ceremony

Not nominated or honorable mention? Please ask for available spaces in the exhibition and their conditions or apply for the open screens during the festival.
Every game at the festival has also the chance to win the Audience Award.

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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