is founder and director of A MAZE.. He produces and curates under this international label festivals, exhibitions and workshops on the intersection of games, games culture, playful media. With “A MAZE. / Berlin” and “A MAZE. / Johannesburg” he created two annual international festivals to present independent games and virtual reality. He generates new controversial formats (e.g. A MAZE. Magazine, A MAZE. Pop-ups) and gives room for experimentation, collaboration and exchange. Thorsten established since 2012 the A MAZE. Awards, which goes to unique, thought-provoking and artistic games in six categories. His focus is on the interdisciplinary discourse and in filling the gaps between games, art and technology. He also spent 48hrs in VR straight! Currently he lives and works in Berlin.