Welcome to the program of A MAZE. / Berlin 2022 - 11th International Games and Playful Media Festival. This festival edition is online from May 13-16 and on May 17 onsite at Silent Green and Panke. 4.5 days of hand selected sessions for everyone who loves an inclusive, respectful and meaningful future for games, playful media and their creators. You can follow our festival program live in the A MAZE. / SPACE and on our Festival Discord. Get your tickets here.

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Saturday, May 14 • 10:15 - 11:15
Not Quite Games - A Journey of Making

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Making games has no one clear method or pathway, and for those who dare, games can be a fertile space to forge new ways of making, collaborating, and exhibiting. Join Melbourne-based artist duo Helen Kwok & Chad Toprak as they reflect on the last two years of their artistic practice working in and around the pandemic, and at the intersections of games, play, art, and technology. In this talk, Helen & Chad will talk about their creations while highlighting their highs and lows, sharing their challenges, successes, and lessons learnt, and unravelling their unique Australian journey.

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Chad Toprak

Director, Freeplay
Chad Toprak (he/him) is an experimental game designer and independent curator. He is 1⁄2 of Melbourne’s videogame curator duo Hovergarden and Artistic Director of Freeplay. He encourages the making, gathering and playing of experimental and physical games in public space, and... Read More →
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Helen Kwok

Helen Kwok (she/her) is a multimedia artist and designer who creates playful installations, experimental games, and public activations. Her practice often blends the physical and digital, crafting experiences that encourage play in public space, and making unconventional games that... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2022 10:15 - 11:15 CEST
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