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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.

All links will get communicated here and on our festival website. #AMaze2022
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Tuesday, May 17 • 11:00 - 11:45
Devolution

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Devolution is a game design focused project exploring the creative process and challenges of game development, consisting of exhibitions, interviews, lectures, an archive and so on.

Each Devolution event / exhibition focalises on the evolution of a game through the exhibition of prototypes and interim versions and an in-depth conversation with the developers. During the last years Devolution dismantled the games and worked with the developers of The Curious Expedition, Shift Happens and Thumper.

How did the game change during its development? Why? Which features were added? Which were taken away? When? What were the interesting design challenges? What was the original vision of the game? How did the idea emerge? How did certain features evolved into their final version? How did testing and feedback affect the game? What the hell is creativity? What is the connection of all this to business and technology? What might the future hold?

Moderators
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Martina Marchio

Martina Marchio (she/her) is an Italian game developer based in Berlin. She is graduating in Game Design at the University Of Applied Sciences of Berlin. In 2019 she published Pity Party, a point and click game that received great feedback from the itch.io community.On this year's... Read More →

Artists
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Daniel Helbig

Daniel Helbig (he/him) is Co-CEO and Creative Director of Megagon Industries.
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Jan Bubenik

Jan Bubenik (he/him) is Co-CEO and Technical Director of Megagon Industries.


Tuesday May 17, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
SG. Betonhalle - Stage silent green Kulturquartier