April 22, 6pm
free entrance

About A MAZE. / BERLIN 2015

4th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin -
April 22 to 24, 2015 – plus extra Family Day

A MAZE. / Berlin brings together international independent game developers, digital creatives and game enthusiast in Berlin. A MAZE. / Berlin is also a public festival with an mind-blowing music lineup, an hand selected exhibition of experimental independent videogames, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations.

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A MAZE. / Berlin is an unique and cultural investigating international platform for games and playful media that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, presenting their projects, playing, making contacts to collaborate on future projects.
A MAZE. / Berlin represents games beyond the mainstream and celebrates the art-form and not the product.

Locations are: Urban Spree (Exhibition/ Concerts/ Party), Neue Heimat (Talks/ Award show), Ambulatorium (Workshops)

Festival opening

  • April 22 (6pm-1am): free entrance
    Exhibition + Concert/ Party with PeroPero (DE), Transformer di Roboter (DE), Failnaut (UK), Jerry Mickle (UK), Lobst3r (FI)
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Festival Tickets

Expect three days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play at one of the most influencial game festivals in Europe. More info about ticket categories: Festival ticket shop (via Eventbrite).

Exhibition and concert/party tickets will only be available for purchase on-site during the festival!

  • Exhibition: April 23 + 24 (4pm - 8pm): 4€/day
  • Exhibition: April 25 (12pm - 6pm): 4€
  • Concert / Party + Exhibition: April 23 + 24 (8pm-end): 10€/day

Got any questions? Contact us via email ticket@amaze-festival.de.

20 games will compete in 5 categories

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The categories are: “Most Amazing Game Award”, “Human Human Machine Award”, “WTF?! Award”, “Other Dimensions Award (VR)” and the “Audience Award”. See detailed category infos

A MAZE. Award Ceremony

  • April 24 (7pm-8:30pm) at Neue Heimat
  • hosted by William Pugh and Kevin Patterson and music by Angie Reed.

International jury:

  • Phoenix Perry (US), Game Creator, Founder of Code Liberation
  • Nadedza Suvorova (RU), Interactive Media Artist
  • Lea Schönfelder (DE), Game Creator, Winner of Most Amazing Game Award 2014
  • Terry Cavanagh (IE), Game Creator of Super Hexagon
  • Kristoffer Gansing (SE), Creative director of Transmediale


Search and Play

Artistic Games and Playful Media are often off the mainstream and allow for different experiences with new and playful views, often not for entertainment only. Technology is used as playground for artistic expression and experimental interaction with audiences interested in critical reflection and playful interaction. Discover virtual reality experiences, local multiplayer games, interactive installations and many more of this versatile art form.

The public exhibition consists of “The other A MAZE. selection”, The Brain - Playful installation, Pop Up Games, Open Screens, Student Showcase, Indie Arena, More VR selection, Local Multiplayer Picnic, BAMBAMBAM Workshop and the 20 nominees of the A MAZE. Awards 2015.

Entrance fee:

  • April 23 + 24 (4pm-8pm): 4€
  • April 25 (12pm-6pm): 4€ (Family day)

Talks, Workshops (Neue Heimat / Ambulatorium)

Interaction is not only about presentation but also about sharing, learning, and exchanging: Invited artists will teach best practices in technology and creativity for artistic and media practices. Focusing on the convergence of digital art, experimentations and games, the talks and workshops provide the artists and developers the opportunity to present projects, artists philosophies as well as discuss and reflect upon them with audience members. Follow all talks on Voice Republic.

To mention only a few including Leigh Alexander (US), Rami Ismail (NL), Nina Freeman (US), Phoenix Perry (US), Devine Lu Linvega (CA), Nadezda Suvorova (RU), Marie Foulston (UK), Terry Cavanagh (IE), Dennis Wedin (SE) and many more

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Concerts + Party (Urban Spree)

  • April 22
    PeroPero (DE), Transformer di Roboter (DE), Failnaut (UK), Jerry Mickle (UK), Lobst3r (FI)
  • April 23
    Computadora (ES), William Pugh (UK), Chipzel (IE), Hassan_K (FR), Jankenpopp (FR), DJ RIV (SE)

  • April 24
    Martin Kvale (NO), Erreur de Jeuness (FR), Kozilek (FI), Fucking Werewolf (SE), Aliceffekt (CA), DJ Storno (DE)

Entrance fee incl. Exhibition

  • April 22 (6pm-1am): free entrance – festival opening
  • April 23 + 24 (8pm-3am): 10€

Safe Space Policy

A MAZE. / Berlin is dedicated to providing a harassment-free social experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or game preferences. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the festival at the discretion of the organisers.

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Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or games, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the festival with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of festival staff immediately.

The festival staff will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all our venues and social events.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers:

Partners / Sponsors

Funded by

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH

Part of

International Games Week Berlin

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Mailchimp Microsoft

Silver Sponsor

SAE Institute SAE Institute

Bronze Sponsor



Hitbox.TV Deine Stadt klebt

Cooperations partners / The Brain

Culture Pl Institut Français

Event Partners / International Games Week Berlin

Quo Vadis Gamefest

Institutional Cooperation

ZHDK – Zurich University of the Arts Cologne Gamelab


Urban Spree Neue Heimat Ambulatorium

Media Partner

Voice Republic Art Connect Unit Festival Berlin Loves you ARTE Creative FluxFM Ask Helmut


zo-ii House of Indie Copenhagen Game Collective Bandello Bleepstreet Game-In Berlin Mini Jam YMTP FUK Graphic Design Studio Berlin Game Scene Freesson Wits Digital Arts Game Science Center

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Brunnenstr. 153
10115 Berlin

HBR 141938 B Berlin-Charlottenburg

Steuernummer 29/003/07052
VAT ID: DE283001485

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Founder and creative director:
Thorsten S. Wiedemann

Press contact:



Creative director:
Thorsten S Wiedemann

Program editor:
Lorenzo Pilia

Award coordinator:
Matthias Löwe

Exhibition coordinator:
Miguel Alvarez

Open screen coordinator:
Philipp Schäfer

PR + Press:
Nike Wilhelms

Social Media:
Sophia Feuerfell

Online Content:
Franziska Zeiner

Guest Management:
Svenja Anhut, Jasmine Woeller

Workshop supervisor:
Sebastian Uribe

Technical support:
Adam Streck, Iwan Gabovitch

Design / Web:
FUK Graphic Design Studio