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Everything you need to know about the A MAZE Festival in Johannesburg this September


What is this A MAZE Festival you have seen all over the place in the recent days you ask? Well, the A MAZE festival is basically the most important and biggest celebration of everything design, gaming, VR, music, talks, workshops, arcade things, local development and much more. Think of it as a week of epic proportions and the best thing about it all is that it is happening in Johannesburg in one of the most iconic areas you can visit, Founders Square in the Tshimololgong Precinct, Braamfontein. 

For the 6th year A MAZE. welcomes African and international game developers, digital artists, forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, and digital activitists to Johannesburg to exchange tools, skills, and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media. Workshops, talks, parties, and a games arcade featuring the pick of African and international independent games and playful media. A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2017 - 6th International Game and Playful Media Festival is part of Fak’ugesi - African Digital Innovation Festival.

The event will be hosted by various local and international people in gaming one of these is Nina Freeman who is a developer for Fullbright that just released the adventure game Tacoma. But there is much more going on during the week that you really have to plan well to see it all. As it is the 6th year that the festival is taking place in SA, there will be lots to do and see. 

  • Exciting workshops and talks by game makers and playful media creators from around the world and Africa
  • Pulsating curated arcade and VR section of African games and installations, with a cherry picked  selection of some of the world’s most challenging and stirring digital experiences
  • Cool music line-up of electronic music, alternative controller games, screenings, and tournaments

The A MAZE Festival will be taking place from 13 - 16 September. Tickets can be purchased through Quicket. For the full list of things to see and do at the festival take a look at the full program guide. For more information be sure to follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

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