A MAZE. / Berlin Festival
an international game jam network meets in Berlin
Mexico City, Seoul, Boston, Jakarta, São Paulo, Novosibirsk, Athens, and Bangkok: for eight game jams all over the world, ART GAMES united programmers and game developers as well as artists and creatives. Drawing from their diversity, they developed (digital) games which renegotiate the boundaries between art, politics, and games. How can artistic strategies expand the scope of games or transcend the limits of game designs? What are the underlying politics of the gaming industry? And how can game practices be used to challenge and advance political processes?
A selection of games from each location, chosen by a jury, was exhibited at the international A MAZE. / Berlin Festival from April 25 to 29, 2018. Participants and partners from eight countries have travelled to Germany to metamorphose the global virtual network of ART GAMES into an analogue one.
Additionally, a documentary film about the project, “Art, Games, Politics,” premiered at the festival featuring highlights of the game jams at each
ART GAMES is a project of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Maschinen-Mensch and is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.
A MAZE. / Berlin Festival is an international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. A MAZE. / Berlin Festival invites the general public to experience inspiring talks and workshops, four nights of music, and a life changing exhibition.
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