Current Occupation

I'm running Fairytale Distillery where we are currently working on the competitive online game The Exiled. I am also consulting on different other software-, media- and game-projects.

Main Interests

I'm interested in social dynamics in complex systems with cooperative and competitive elements and how to design cut-throat competitive games that stay fair, fun and playful.

Past Endeavours

I co-founded game studio Bit Barons, organized events like GameCamp Munich and served as the coordinator for Global Game Jam in DACH. I graduated in Media Management with an additional diploma in Online Marketing.

Games


Talks

Making an MMO on a dime Quo Vadis, Berlin, 2015
Mechanics are the Message Games-Tagung, Munich, 2014
Going Indie is a Marathon - Staying Motivated for the Long Run (Panel) Respawn Conference, Cologne, 2014
Gender (and Diversity) design in video games (Panel) Respawn Conference, Cologne, 2014
That Jam we're in - A discussion on potentials and limits of Game Jams (Panel) Respawn Conference, Cologne, 2014
Managing the Unspeakable - One Year of Pre-Pro for the Indie-MMO Quo Vadis, Berlin, 2014
What I learned in Five Years of Making Games Creative Mornings, Munich, 2013
Competitive Multiplayer Games Game Design Dojo, Munich, 2013
The MDA Model (Mechanics, Dynamics, Aesthetics) Game Design Dojo, Munich, 2013
Die Independent-Spiele-Szene und [...] Medienkompetenz Fachtagung Spielkulturen, Bayreuth, 2013
The Art Of Public Funding For Indie Games GDC Europe, Cologne, 2011
Lokalisierung – lohnt sich das? (Panel) Quo Vadis, Berlin, 2011
A MAZE. Indie Connect (Panel) Quo Vadis, Berlin, 2011

Events

Teaching

Introduction to Game Design (Bachelor Game Art) full course SAE Games, 2013
Prototyping (Master Game Design) full course Mediadesign Hochschule, 2013
Analyse von Engine-Technologien (Master Game Design) full course Mediadesign Hochschule, 2013
Vom klassischen Gesellschaftsspiel zum Digitalspiel workshop Deutsche Spieleautorentagung, 2011
How to Brief a Game Developer workshop Goethe-Institut, 2011
Innovative Spielkonzepte (Master Game Design) full course Mediadesign Hochschule, 2011

Articles

Interviews

OPNnoobs Frederic Brizzi, English, 2016
Gaiscioch Magazine Benjamin Foley, English, 2016
Süddeutsche Zeitung Jan Bojaryn, German, 2015
Gamestar TV Sebastian Stange, German, 2015
Insert Moin Daniel Raumer, German, 2015
Techdings Andree Huk, German, 2015
Level UB Paul Redetzky, German, 2015
medien.bayern Richard Löwenstein, German, 2014
Gamebolds Robert Fischer, German, 2014
Mein MMO Gerd Schuhmann, German, 2014
MMORPG.com Gareth Harmer, English, 2014
Promoter Andreas Zecher, English, 2012
Techdings Andree Huk, German, 2011

Consulting

Get in touch if I can help you with your project or product. I'll apply my experience in running companies, designing games and software, organizing events, and marketing each. I'm also available as a public speaker and to teach workshops on these topics.


DESIGN
I'm a seasoned designer of interactive systems, games, mobile and web applications.
  • Systems Design (Games and Software)
  • User Experience for Mobile and Web
  • Algorithm and Service Design
MANAGEMENT
I lead innovative software projects and developer-centric live events.
  • Interim Management
  • Product Management
  • Agile Project Management
MARKETING
My experience is grounded in growth-hacking for new media products.
  • Public Relations
  • Online Marketing
  • Community Building