A MAZE. / Berlin is a unique cultural international festival for arthouse games and playful media that invites professionals and creatives from various fields as well as musicians and sound artists to exchange knowledge and ideas, present projects, play games, and network for potential collaboration. The festival represents gaming beyond the mainstream, celebrating it as an art form in its own right and presenting the annual A MAZE. Awards. The ninth edition of A MAZE. / Berlin has taken place completely online, shifting the spotlight on artistic aspects as well as cultural-theoretical, aesthetic and social perspectives of gaming culture into the digital realm.