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Swiss games nominated for A MAZE. Awards

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8th International Games and Playful Media Festival
10-13 April 2019
SEZ, Landsberger Allee 77, Berlin

A MAZE. is an international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. Over 4 days and nights, A MAZE. offers a programme of talks and workshops, celebrating the art of video games making.
One of the highlights of the week is the A MAZE. Award, now in its 8th year: with 181 submissions from 32 countries, 25 games will compete in 6 categories: Most Amazing Award, Human Human Machine Award, Long Feature Award, Digital Moment Award, Explorer Award and Audience Award. Among the competitors, Swiss games «Hana Hana Full Bloom» by Mélodie Mousset and «Mundaun» by Hidden Fields have been selected.
For the second year, A MAZE. will also honor an emerging studio with the Humble New Talent Award, in collaboration with Humble Bundle: the winner of the award will receive an exclusive deal to create a Humble Original. Zurich based studio 5am Games is competing with it game «Letters».

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