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“For the fifth year A MAZE. is welcoming african and international independent game developers, artists, forward thinkers, vr designers and digital activists in Johannesburg to exchange tools, skills and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media. This year we like to create positive chaos!" --- Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and director of A MAZE.

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is also a public event. Open arcade with the best selection of amazing independent videogames and alternative games with weird controllers. We bring together what belongs together. Games, music and people. 

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is an annual evolving platform for african and international playful media artists. Also a playground for everyone who wants to experience the magic of the Human-Human-Machine interaction.

A MAZE. provides an intensive 3-day program with talks, workshops, panels, hypertalks, screenings, artistic games, VR experiences, playful installations, concerts, av performances and party in the heart of Johannesburg, Braamfontein. 

Since A MAZE. is the first festival of that kind in Africa we have the responsibility to create a platform that grows from inside to secure the longterm goals like a national funding systems, more and effective international collaborations between universities, institutions, cultural agencies, studios and creatives

Thanks due the funding by the City of Johannesburg we’re also able to create one A MAZE. Pop up in Soweto. 

More infomations on www.amaze-johannesburg.co.za

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is part of Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, curated and organized by A MAZE.

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Friday, September 2 • 13:00 - 13:30
Have your cake and eat it too

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It's been said that the average game industry career lasts under a decade, after which many leave to find more family-friendly, higher-paying jobs. This is a talk about empowering young artists and creatives to be able to choose both career and family (or whatever grown-ups supposedly do), and never have to stop doing the work they love.

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Jonathan Hau-Yoon

Technical Artist, Free Lives
Jonathan has been working in the game industry for over 5 years. He has been credited for shipped titles as an artist, programmer, technical artist and lead artist. He specializes in visual R&D and effects work, and currently works at Free Lives.

Friday September 2, 2016 13:00 - 13:30 SAST
Founder's Square 41 Juta Street