The Grand Prize of the A MAZE. Awards goes to the most relevant, forward-thinking interactive and playful content. We premiere the best work overall - in terms of art, innovation, music, story and interaction. The prize is dedicated to the masterpiece of the award selection that shows us a path we never walked before.
This award goes to the best game that can be played by two or more people in the same room (local multiplayer), and includes some digital element – fully analog games won’t be accepted.
This is the award for complex games and developing virtual reality worlds. Those are the ones, who challenge your life by offering immersive storytelling and much more than 2hrs gameplay.
Poems, statements, experiments, short experiences – expressions of socio-critical messages, personal or comedic life situations and feelings through an interactive medium. Maybe a sensual mechanic, a toy that gives the player a surprising twist in their experience.
Go, where nobody has gone before! This is the award for all forms of experiences beyond the boundaries of contemporary ways to play or develop games. Here, we are exploring alternative controllers, interactive installations, creative coding experiments, robotics and tech performances, as well as interdisciplinary teams, collaborations with science, makers, engineers, researchers, theater and writers.
The winner will be voted out of the 25 nominees by the public during the course of the festival. Every visitor gets 3 pink dots to vote for their favourite game at A MAZE. / Berlin.
Outside of the competing nominees, the Humble New Talent Award highlights important new voices in the culture of games. Nominees are chosen by A MAZE. and will not be awarded for one game, but their work and thoughts in general.
Mash everything! Foster interdisciplinary productions! This is the award for all forms of experiences created in collaboration with science, makers, engineers, researchers, theater and writers. It also includes alternative controllers, interactive installations and creative coding experiments, robotics and tech performances.
The award for games that transport no compromises, reckless art, subversive fun and provoking progression. A MAZE./ is looking for the best glitch, punk, alt.ctrl and art games.
Quite a number of independent game developers and digital artists are discovering this adventurous technology as a new way of expression. A MAZE. features that passionated evolution and is looking for the total embodiment in the beauty of an other dimension.