A MAZE. / Berlin 2021

10th 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, early bird submission-fee €35 (50€ general) per Entry) between March 19, 2020 and April 30, 2020. Supporter tickets are also an option - Pay more to provide a submission-fee for others. Think you need one supporter ticket? Write us an email / hit up Mat at the discord with a link of your work. / / / --> Current free tickets: 1

A MAZE./ is looking for works pushing the medium - fully finished works, demos, experiments or prototypes are welcomed! Each nominee will receive a spot in our in the A MAZE. / SPACE - our 3D Online Multiplayer Culture Experience.. No travel, no building up booths - We only need some visuals. Your work should be presentable either as a publicly available demo or gameplay video. 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 March 19 and May 31, 2020. To reactivate an account, simply log in, edit your Profile and select "2021" 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. Artists can also register, but can't vote on their own games or games by people they know.

Register as Artist Register as Selection Committee

How we review The international Selection Committee reviews all entries and rates them based on innovation, potential, interdisciplinarity, social/cultural/political impact, aesthetics and overall awesomeness. They also leave comments and suggest a category. The A MAZE./ Berlin team builds upon that base and selects the nominees. After the nominee selection, a final jury of 5 experts, including the winner of the previous year, has the honor to select the winners.

Current Submissions

Mar 19: Start of Submissions and Jury-Registration
Apr 15: Judging starts
Apr 30: Submission Deadline (Still open until May 16)
May 31: Judging ends
Jun 14: Announcement Nominees
Jun 15: Final Judges starting reviews
Jul 21: A MAZE. / Berlin starts
Jul 23: Award ceremony

If you just want to exhibit - Please ask for available spaces in the A MAZE. / SPACE (our 3D Online Multiplayer Culture Experience) and their conditions or apply for the open screens around 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

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If you have any questions, please contact us at award_at_a-maze.net.

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