All Aboard! A MAZE Train Jam 2019 to Playtopia, leaving Dec 1! Book/Apply Soon!

Very excited to announce the second A MAZE Train Jam to Playtopia!

Last year we had the first edition of this event, in which we took 30 devs and creatives who come from all over the world as well as from South Africa locally, from Joburg to Cape Town on the Shosholoza Meyl train, and made games during the 30 hours trip. It was a fantastic trip, full of life, energy, connections and just amazing people and inspiration all round.

I’m linking a couple of videos that captured much of the trip at the bottom of the post!

The 2019 Train Jam will depart from Park Station, Johannesburg on Dec 1 at noon, and will arrive in Cape Town the following day in the afternoon, usually with delays so anything from 4:30pm till late. Which just means more time to make your game 🙂


To get involved, you have two options:

  1. Sponsored tickets - this is available mostly to students and new creatives who need the financial support. Applications for sponsored seats are limited, and selection will be done as a committee between A MAZE and the Goethe-Institut. You can apply for a sponsored ticket here.
  2. Buy a ticket - a number of tickets are on sale, which guarantees you a spot in the train jam. This is for industry professionals who are keen to support and give back to the gamedev industry in SA. These tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. You can buy a ticket here.


The Train Jam ticket includes:

  • a license to jam at #amazetrainjam
  • snacks, coffee and water
  • a unique t-shirt (art by me!)
  • taking part in the train jam hypertalks and exhibition
  • access to a selfpay half price (300ZAR instead of 600ZAR) festival ticket supported by Playtopia for Playtopia. Link and password to the 50% discount festival pass will be send after registration.


See you there?

For now, enjoy some video coverage of last year’s A MAZE Train Jam:




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