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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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Tsitsi Chiumya

Tsitsi Chiumya a Limpopo born game designer who worked on a South African board game After Robot which is a game about the Taxi industry in South Africa. I graduated with a game design degree from University of Witwatersrand in 2015. I like to make games that educate people about certain aspect of South African experience/culture however I try and present them in a manner that is relatable to a mass audience. 

In the template I used it says to add a recent achievement so here goes haha
: this year I was lucky enough to be in the list of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans list, and was part of the #1reasonTobe panel at GDC2016. I am currently working on educational games for high school and a game about being a traffic officer.