A MAZE. / Berlin 2017__April 26 - 29, 2017

6th International Independent Videogames and Playful Media Festival

Award Categories

The Most Amazing Game Award (3000€)

This award goes to the best game overall - in terms of game play, art, innovation, music, story and interaction. The prize is dedicated to the masterpiece of the award selection.

Winner 2015
Curtain by Llaura McGee (IE)
Winner 2014
Perfect Woman by Lea Schönfelder (DE) and Peter Lu (US)
Winner 2013
Spaceteam by Henry Smith (CA)
Winner 2012
Proteus by Ed Key (UK) and David Kanaga (US)

Human Human Machine Award (1000€)

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.

Winner 2015
Crawl by Powerhoof (AU)
Winner 2014
Nidhogg by Messhof (US)

WTF?! Award (1000€)

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.

Winner 2015
Line Wobbler by Robin Baumgarten (DE)
Winner 2014
Fjords by Kyle Reimersgartin (US)

Other Dimensions Award (1000€)

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.

Winner 2015
Pixel Ripped by Ana Ribeiro (BR)

Audience Award

The winner will be voted out of the 20 nominees by the public during the course of the festival. Every visitor gets one pink dot to vote for the favourite game at A MAZE. / Berlin.

Winner 2015
Line Wobbler by Robin Baumgarten (DE)
Winner 2014
Choosatron by Jerry Belich (US)