A MAZE. Indie Connect 2012

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Please check the updated program: www.amaze-indieconnect.de

The Winner

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL.

Congratulation to the winner of the 1. International A MAZE. Indie Games Award. Ed Key (Author) and David Kanaga (Music) are the winning team of the only category THE MOST AMAZING GAME with PROTEUS.

Impressions

Selection of the whole A MAZE. Indie Connect 2012

Dear visitor... it was an amazing festival. Please get some impressions by clicking through the album in the picture frame above or checking out the videos.

The Nominees

Congratulation to the 10 nominees, which are still running for the A MAZE. Trophy. On friday April 27, 2012 we will celebrate the winner of the category THE MOST AMAZING GAME.

The Entries

Great games - check them out!

76 game entries for the first A MAZE. Games Award. The pre selection was hard and with a lot discussion in the groups. Thanks to all teams and individuals. You're awesome!!!

The jury

The award ceremony takes place on April 27, 2012 .HBC, where the winner for "The Most Amazing Games" will be announced by the international jury. The members of the jury are:

The Day One

35 € online ticket, 40 € at the site

A MAZE. Indie Connect April 26
9:00 – Opening the doors @ HBC Berlin()

Box Office

The Day Two

35 € online ticket, 40 € at the site

A MAZE. Indie Connect April 27
9:00 – Opening the doors @ HBC Berlin()

Box Office

Award Selection

Thank you for each submission!
What follows is the illustration of our slection process + a few statistics of all entries.

The Speakers

The lectures and workshops of top-class international speakers of the indie game scene offer fascinating insights into the networks and strategies applied by a complex media compound, which challenge

A MAZE. Indie Games Award Show

And The Most Amazing Game Is!

The award ceremony takes place on April 27, 2012 - 7:30pm at .HBC, where the winner of the ten nominees for "The Most Amazing Games" will be announced by the international jury. The members of the jury are:

Zuraida Buter (NL) - Global Game Jam Co-Director - www.globalgamejam.org
Thierry Platon (FR) - Game Designer - www.bip-media.fr
Marek Plichta (DE) - Game Designer - www.spacesofplay.com
Chris Adkins (USA) - Games Journalist - www.indiegamemag.com

Some details about the jury:
http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/jury

The award show is hosted by Armin Ceric and will be accompanied by the music of the Krach Kisten Orchester a performance group from Hamburg.

The Conference

What the fuck are you talking?

Entrance just with festival pass

The A MAZE. Indie Connect keynotes and lectures create a framework of game design, developer visions, indie philosophy, business and games culture relating to the issue of computer games. Taking computer games as a starting point, the lectures held by well-respected speakers offer insights into the entanglements and strategies of a highly complex media setting that alters existing contexts of production and reception, thereby provoking new perspectives. We love it!

Workshops

Entrance just with festival pass

International artists collaborate in workshops to share their work methods and their expertise with fellow players. The participants sign up to the event in advance and get the opportunity to prepare for the particularities that lie in the use of technologies, programming environments and game designs. The artists originate from very different contexts and are all experienced in the use of technology.

Please send us a mail to workshops@amaze-festival.de to make a reservation. Max. 25 participants for each workshop.

A MAZE. Jump'n Run Bonus Cheat

What the fuck are you playing?

Apr 27 2012 - Apr 28 2012
€12 and free entrance with 2 days festival pass

A MAZE. Jump‘n‘Run Bonus Cheat is a club night in which the relationship between art, music and video will be playfully explored and made tangible. Through the combination of band performances, live acts and DJ sets on the one hand, and interactive installations, playful visuals and computer-game-based objects of exposition on the other, the club becomes an all-embracing artistic experience.

Music made by:
Jackson and his Computerband (DJ)
Je deviens dj en 3 jours (Live)
Henry Homesweet (Live)
Debmaster (Live)

The Exhibition

2 €

Exhibitions are fun, inspiring and accessible to everybody. The A MAZE. Indie Connect exhibition is one important module of the event, featuring a range of game-oriented art, indie game productions and playful interfaces created by international artists and game designers. And is for the public and for free.

Play the nominees of the A MAZE. Indie Games Award: http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/nominees

Submit your Game + Win 5000€ for "The Most Amazing Game"

Organizers of the A MAZE. Indie Connect have officially opened submissions for the 2012 A MAZE. Indie Games Award being held in the framework of the Deutsche Gamestage 2012 in Berlin April 26-27. The A MAZE. Indie Connect is the first pure Indie Games Festival in Germany in Berlin, including a conference, workshops, showcase, party and award ceremony.

The winner of the A MAZE. Indie Games Award for "The Most Amazing Game" will be picked by a high profile international jury. The deadline for submissions is March 30, 2012 and the finalists will be announced in mid April 2012. All games selected as finalists will be available in playable form at the A MAZE. Indie Connect venues and will compete for a € 5000 prize and an amazing award trophy.

About A MAZE. Indie Connect 2012

We connect the International Indie Game Scene in Berlin.

A MAZE. Indie Connect brings together international indie developers, creatives and enthusiast in Berlin, the city of creation, no borders, best clubs and an amazing games scene.

On April 26 and 27, you can expect two days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play. Talks and workshops give you insights and help your craft evolve, while exhibitions and game showcases give plenty of opportunity to play and enjoy your favorite art form.