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Sunday, September 6 • 10:00am - 6:00pm
A MAZE. Alexandra Pop up

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Play - Inspire - Develop with  A MAZE. / Johannesburg.

The A MAZE. Pop up Alexandra is a one day events, which is inspiring to the youth/ young adults in place. With short talks, hands-on activities like the game development production line simulator and an eye-opening exhibition of african and international independent videogames we will introduce the art of game design, alternative game play and give some insights into game development and the local game community in South Africa. This project is funded by the City of Johannesburg.

As part of the Fak'ugesi Festival we are happy to welcome the Mobile Maker Library curated by Thingking from Capetown and funded by Connect_ZA, British Council, for the whole day at the A MAZE. Pop ups.

"We are very excited about the pop ups! With Play - Inspire - Develop we try to fascinate young adults about game development and the creative use of playful media to strengthen innovation, diversity and ecosystem of games in South Africa. Knowing about tools, different disciplines, schools and communities are the perfect start into the future of getting cool games and interactive stories from out the townships into the world. This shouldn’t be a one timer and hopefully some local initiatives will continue it on a regular basis.” so Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and artistic director of A MAZE.

Schedule for Alexandra Pop up

10:00 Open exhibition
11:00 Welcome and intro by Thorsten S. Wiedemann, A MAZE.

11:10 Hypertalks with
- Hanli Geyser, Lecturer Game Design at Wits Digital Arts
- Nhlanhla 'Lucky' Nkosi, Game design student at Wits
- Regina Kgatle, Game designer, activist
- Tsitsi Chiumya, Game design student at Wits
- Ahmed Elgoni, Game design student at Wits
- Marc Nicolsson, Mobile Maker Library

12:00 break/ lunch
13:00 How to create your first game workshop with the game experts Jonatan Van Hove, Anja Venter, Regina Kgatle, Ben Rausch, Richard Pieterse, Robbie Fraser, Lucky Nkosi, Philipp Schäfer
17:00 Playtesting / Exhibition

Sunday September 6, 2015 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT
3 Square Sports Facility Cnr Rooth Street and 13th Avenue, Alexandra