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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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Saturday, September 3 • 17:00 - 17:30
8bit inspiration - how an early love of videogames kickstarted my animation career

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Gonna be talking about how I got into the animation industry in South Africa, and how a love of old-school videogames and Lucasarts adventure games got me my first animation experience, and how that's led on to me creating pilots with Nickelodeon and Disney, animated Goldfish music videos and other cool pixel art projects, and also want to chat about how these two worlds overlap for me quite a bit, and chat about creating pixel art animation. Kiff.

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Mike Scott

Pridwin, Michaelhouse, Rhodes for half a Fine Arts Degree, Bond University for a Business of Communications degree, worked at Red Pepper for a bit animating local kids shows, then went freelance, done a bunch of Goldfish and The Kiffness animated music videos, animated a pilot for... Read More →

Saturday September 3, 2016 17:00 - 17:30 SAST
Founder's Square 41 Juta Street