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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 • 13:30 - 14:00
Aurion Post-mortem : 12 years of dreaming against "the reality

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Madiba is the founder of Kiro’o Games. He wants to share a Post-Mortem of Aurion Development. How he raised funds, built his team from scratch, how the team designed their custom Astral Engine, and also how they sometimes face challenges like power outages and HR crises but still managed to deliver the 1st African Fantasy Action-RPG

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Madiba Olivier

Founder, Kiroo Games
Founder and GameDesigner at Kiro’o Games. We create African-Fantasy games full of fun and inspiration for players. 

Saturday September 3, 2016 13:30 - 14:00 SAST
Founder's Square 41 Juta Street