A MAZE. Award: Nominees and Jury

A MAZE. / BERLIN 2020 -
9th International Games and Playful Media Festival

The entire festival will take place - online - virtual - digital - human
The most revolutionary and amazing digital experience in the year 2020.

Already bought 2020 tickets will stay valid: Guests who want to experience the physical edition can choose to use their tickets for either 2021 or 2022. The festival dates are set to July 21-24, 2021.

A MAZE. / Berlin is an international festival focusing on ARTHOUSE games and PLAYFUL media. For the day experience A MAZE. / Berlin invites globally spread and diverse experimental game and vr creators, digital artists, musicians and other playful creatives from around different countries who share in an inspiring 3 days programme of talks and workshops, idea market places and knowledge bazaar the art of video games making.

A MAZE. / Berlin also welcomes the general public, the art lovers and the cultural pirates to our evening - late night experience that includes live music performances, a life-changing and mind-blowing interactive exhibition of our medium of the 21st century.

A MAZE. / Berlin invites artists and creatives from diverse fields to share their vision and projects, exchange knowledge, play, connect, and collaborate. A MAZE. / Berlin represents and celebrates the new art movement, including arthouse games, artistic virtual reality, and a playful media culture beyond the mainstream that defines its own identity.


Thank you for the amazing support. The movement is unstoppable!

9th International A MAZE. Awards

– 25 games will compete in 6 categories
plus 5 nominees for the 3rd Humble New Talent Award.

A MAZE. Award Nominees and Jury

Award History 2012-2019

Directors statement

A MAZE. Awards Ceremony

Friday July 24, 2020 (Start 8 p.m. Berlin time) at Online

Moderation with Friedrich Liechtenstein Video

Closing speech by Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and artistic director

Code of Conduct

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.

If the behaviour of someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Incidents should be reported to the Code of Conduct team. You can reach us at safety@a-maze.net or by You can also go to the info desk onsite (ticketing), ASK FOR AGUSTINA OR ANA AND THEY WILL ASSIST YOU IN REACHING US.

Check the Rules

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, discriminatory 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 support, 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 including our umbrella event #gamesweekberlin who've in addition their own safe-space-policy Reporting

If the behaviour of someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Incidents should be reported to the Code of Conduct team. You can reach us at safety@a-maze.net. You can also go to the info desk onsite (ticketing) and they will assist you in reaching us.

Protocol for Personal Reports

All reports should be immediately brought (with consent) to the Code of Conduct team. Volunteers are not equipped or trained to manage reports. When an incident is reported, ABOVE ALL, the person reporting the incident is to be treated with kindness, respect, and care. Safety and consent should be the priority.

Safety, Consent, and Discretion

When taking a personal report, our Code of Conduct team will work to find a space that is private and comfortable for you. You are welcome to have a friend or support person with you. We will document what happened, taking special care to ensure we understand what happened and what you need. You won't be asked to confront anyone. We won't tell anyone who you are. We will listen to you carefully. Advisory team members may be contacted for support, but details will be kept need-to-know and confidential. We can also help you contact security, file a report, access local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you in obtaining resources.

Email address for organizers: safety@a-maze.net
Conference security: Please see info desk
Law enforcement: Dial 110 (police)
In case of medical emergency: Dial 112 (ambulance)
For 24/7 medical non-emergency situations: Dial +49-30-116117 (Ärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst)
Closest hospital: Vivantes Klinikum im Friedrichshain, Landsberger Allee 49, 10249 Berlin
Local taxi company: +49-30-202021-220

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

A MAZE. Bazaar cooperation partner/ Art experience of

International Games Week Berlin

Diversity Award Sponsor – Humble New Talent Award

Humble Bundle

Diversity Partner


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Thunderful Gamescom Indie Village GAME Free Lives

Award Production Partner

SAE Institute

Hardware Sponsor


Ticketing Partner


Media Partner


Design concept

FUK Graphic Design Studio


Berlin Game Scene Berlin Mini Jam Playtopia Ludicious Feral Vector FUK Graphic Design Studio Nordic Gamejam Doku:tech

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About A MAZE.

A MAZE. established since 2008 is an international label in the field of independent and alternative games, playful media and games culture. Interdisciplinary, game-centered events and productions transcending media channels and cultures are the signature feature of A MAZE. Our portfolio includes the production of festivals, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, game showcases, game jams, artist in residence programmes and the A MAZE. Magazine.

A MAZE. interacts with their events in different creative scenes including Johannesburg/ South Africa, Rijeka/ Croatia, Cluj/ Romania, Ramallah/ Palastine, Moscow/ Russia, Abu Dhabi/ UE, Kharkiv/ Ukraine, Prishtina/ Kosovo and Berlin/ Germany.

Brunnenstr. 153
10115 Berlin

HBR 141938 B Berlin-Charlottenburg

Steuernummer 30/206/31862
VAT ID: DE283001485

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Founder and Artistic Director:
Thorsten S. Wiedemann

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