Thorsten S. Wiedemann


as founder and artistic director he produces and curates under the international brand A MAZE. festivals, exhibitions and workshops on the intersection of independent games, virtual reality and alternative games culture. With "A MAZE. / Berlin" and "A MAZE. / Johannesburg" he created two annual international festivals, generates inspiring, controversial and open-minded formats and gives room for experimentation, collaboration and exchange. Thorsten established since 2012 the A MAZE. Awards, which goes to unique and artistic games in five categories. His focus is on the interdisciplinary discourse and filling the gaps between games, art and technology. With his art performance "Disconnected - A 48 hour VR Trip" he pushes bounderies of how long a human being can stay in virtual reality. Currently he lives and works in Berlin.


Games-Writing: Was bedeutet die Entscheidungsmacht der Spieler*innen für das Games-Writing?

Lola Brozio, Thorsten S. Wiedemann

In keinem anderen Medium wird den Rezipient*innen so viel Macht über den Verlauf der Geschichte zugestanden wie in Games. Doch was bedeutet das für die Entwicklung? Wie können so viele Optionen geschrieben und durchgeplant werden? Wie wird damit umgegangen, wenn die Spieler*innen sich dazu entscheiden, den Lieblingscharakter leiden zu lassen?
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