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A MAZE. Indie Connect - 1st International Indie Games Conference

A MAZE. Indie Connect - 1st International Indie Games Conference

DO YOU INDIE? From April 26 to 27 the A MAZE. Indie Connect will take place in Berlin during the German Games Days. A MAZE. Indie Connect is the international indie games fest...

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 A MAZE. Indie Connect - 1st International Indie Games Conference

Project

Funding period 04.04.2012 16:14 Uhr - 24.04.2012 23:59 Uhr
Funding goal 2,500 €
City Berlin
Category Event
DO YOU INDIE? From April 26 to 27 the A MAZE. Indie Connect will take place in Berlin during the German Games Days. A MAZE. Indie Connect is the international indie games festival and meeting point of the European indie games scene. Developers of indie games discuss best practices and visions. Together with an international jury A MAZE. will award "The Most Amazing Game" with 5.000 Euros.

What is this project all about?

A MAZE. Indie Connect April, 26. - 27. 2012 in Berlin.

So far, fans and developers of indie games had to travel all the way to the USA to meet and greet other game enthusiasts at festivals like IGF - Independent Games Festival in San Fransisco or IndieCade  International Festival of Independant Games in Los Angeles.

A MAZE. Indie Connect is the first international platform in the heart of Europe which offers the audience an exciting program on two days once a year: experts, game designers and game developers as well as gamers and an interested public can participate in the Indie Connect Conference, discuss, celebrate new developments, network and exchange knowledge. Besides the Conference and the workshops, there will be an exhibition with the hottest and latest indie games of the scene and an international jury will hand the A MAZE. Indie Games Award of 5.000 Euros to the creator of the most amazing indie game.

Not to forget: the A MAZE. Jump'n Run Bonus Cheat Party on April, 27th 2012 at What?! Club with Jackson + His Computerband, Henry Homesweet, Debmaster and Je deviens Dj en 3 jours. Jump! Jump!

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Everyone loves games and everyone has probably played a game before. That's why A MAZE. Indie Connect is a big digital playground for everyone who likes games, like indie game designers, creatives in the field of interactive entertainment, coders, musicians, game connoisseurs, an arts and culture interested public, digital natives, media scientists, audiovisual artists, 8-bit enthusiasts, and many more...

DO YOU STILL INDIE? Then support A MAZE. Indie Connect and be a part of it!

Why would you support this project?

Indie means independence. Indie means cool. Indie means wild. And indie especially means sexy. A MAZE wants to support the independence of the game developers in Germany and all of Europe to 100% with A MAZE. Indie Connect. Creative freedom, experiments, the savoir vivre, style and subversion, breaking the rules. A MAZE. is sick and tired of the stupid game, A MAZE. brings you innovation and true quality.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

With your financial aid you not only enable us to make the first European Indie Game Award for "The Most Amazing Game" possible that will be given to the most innovative game developer by a jury of notable international celebrities of the computer game branch.

We want to push forward and award the creative engagement to motivate the whole scene to continue develop exciting games and not leave the whole market to the big publishers.

Who are the people behind the project?

A MAZE. is a group of people dedicated to the vast variety of computer games culture and who see A MAZE. as a platform to communicate visions, express ideas, learn from each other and playfully experiment together. This reveals the creative and cultural potential that lies behind the
ambivalent medium of the computer game.

A MAZE. was founded by Thorsten "Storno" Wiedemann in January 2008 in Berlin and is more than just a festival - it is a series of events as well as a conceptual format that offers a regularly emerging platform for interdisciplinary exchange.

A MAZE. emerges regularly with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, or concerts. Playful interaction encourages interpersonal exchange. Intersections with related media such as film, TV, literature or music offer further sources for inspiration.

Project updates

04/29/2012

THANKS TO YOU ALL the A MAZE. Indie Connect has been a great success! http://www.indiegamemag.com/proteus-wins-the-most-amazing-game-award-at-indie-connect/ SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

04/17/2012

10 Games are in the final selection for The Most Amazing Game Congratulation to the 10 nominees, which are still running for the A MAZE. Trophy. On friday April 27, 2012 we will celebrate the winner of the category THE MOST AMAZING GAME. The highest and only category of the A MAZE. Indie Games Award 2012: The WINNER takes it all. 5000 €, probably the most amazing trophy in the games world, an invitation to our french partners in Marseille, EIGD - European Indie Game Days ( www.eigd.org ) and the opportunity to distribute the winning game on Little Indie ( www.littleindie.net ). Thanks again to all entries. This was a very hard but exciting selection time for all members of the prejury. From now it is the turn of our fantastic jury of the 1. A MAZE. Games Award: Zuraida Buter, Thierry Platon, Marek Plichta and Chris Adkins to decide who will take home the first A MAZE. Trophy. http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/nominees

04/13/2012

40 games are still running for the A MAZE. Indie Games Award 2012 Congratulation to all games, which are still running for the A MAZE. Trophy. On monday april 16, 2012 we will celebrate the announcement of the 10 nominees. They will fight for the highest and only category of the A MAZE. Indie Games Award 2012: THE MOST AMAZING GAME! The WINNER takes it all. 5000 € - with YOUR support!!! Probably the most amazing trophy in the games world, an invitation to our french partners in Marseille, EIGD - European Indie Game Days ( www.eigd.org ). Good luck and have an exciting weekend. Here are the Top 40 Games: http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/shortlist-0 All the other games are listed here: http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/left-behind

04/11/2012

We're around 10% financed and 13 days to go! Thank you to our first supporters! You Rock! Please spread the word! We have some updates in our festival programme: AMAZING keynotes, lectures and workshops: Day One: http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/program-day-one Day Two: http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/program-day-two Tickets are selling quickly! If you really want yours now, the best way is to support A MAZE. Indie Connect here on startnext! All supporters who take the EASTER EGG package or higher will get free entry to the whole festival! Party people will get free entry to our Jump'n Run Bonus Cheat Closing Party at What?! by grabbing a BUNNY HOP or ROCKET JUMP pack!!

04/04/2012

All Indie Game entries for the award contest are online now! Take a look here: http://www.amaze-festival.de/indie-connect-2012/entries You have the opportunity to get one of these games for FREE if you support A MAZE. Indie Connect. Take a look at the Thank-You-presents on the right! We're excited!

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