klingklangklong location based audio experience (2014-)

spiel 1 brain-computer-interface performance (2013-)

secret city season I mobile augmented reality game (2012/13)

„...[wirkt] wie eine neckische Version von Dan Browns Verschwörungsfantasien...“, ComputerBILD.de

gardening guerrilla and speed gardening guerilla (2012)

„Probably the ,Farmville‘ of guerrilla gardening games.“   Sebastian Quack, Invisible Playground

Commissioned by Playpublik 2012 and w00t 2013

tidy city location based game (2008+)

tripventure mobile mixed reality game platform (consulting) (2011+)

études prototypes, workshops, talks, theatre android/bci/pd/arduino

20000 nanometers under the sea microscopic mixed reality game (2010+)

eine gegen eine experimental board game (2009)

apo fest large scale event game / mechanism (2007)

acp krimi event game (2007)

grand tour 1765 board game (2007)

dogville / babledog location based game concept (2006)

grand tour large scale event game (2006)

virtual golf location based game concept (2005) 


selected projects

What does it mean to play? Children know. We forgot.

events / workshops / festivals / talks


MOOC the future of storytelling“ lesson: location based/ar games (2013)

lecturer „gödel, escher, bach“ at leuphana university lüneburg (2013)

By tying a highly playful and „eternal golden“ braid of formal systems and artistic expression, Douglas Hofstadters seminal work resonates with me in a lot of the ways working on playful experiences does.

lecturer creative coding at leuphana university lüneburg (2012/2013)

lecturer game design at leuphana university lüneburg (2012)

master class workshop - location based games, mdh munich (2012)

workshop - minimizing game concepts, University of Augsburg (2008)

ar world 2010, hyperkult 2011, 2012, droidcon berlin 2010, 2011, droidcon tunis 2012, quo vadis deutsche gamestage 2012, researching games 2011, 2012, gamescamp munich, mobile camp dresden 2012, totem summerschool 2012, wherecamp 2012, photonic camp 2012, sigint 2010, easterhegg 2010, gulaschprogrammiernacht 2011, 2012, weilburger spielautorentagung 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, you are go! 2011, arena 2012 with klangtapete, playpublic 2012 with klangtapete, placcc festival budapest 2012, 23C3, gesellschaft für informatik / hochschule bremen 2013, w00t 2013, solid interfaces and urban games 2013, malta festival poznan 2014, playpublik 2014, prototype 2014


Die Welt ist unser Spielfeld - Location Based Games (Creative Monday 2013) 18 MB PDF deutsch

Seminarbeschreibung „Einführung in Creative Coding“ (Leuphana) 10 KB deutsch

Seminarbeschreibung „Grundlagen des Gamedesign“ (Leuphana) 10 KB deutsch

Anmerkungen zur Rolle der Sanktion in Spielen (researching games 2012) 1 MB PDF deutsch

Die Welt ist unser Spielfeld - Location Based Games (Quo Vadis 2012) 28 MB PDF deutsch

The World is our Playground - Location Based Games (Wherecamp 2012) 34 MB PDF english

Creative Adventures with Audio on Android (Droidcon Tunis 2012) 15 MB english

hackathons / game jams

ludum dare 2008, global game jam 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, music hackday berlin 2011 („zmb research project“) , amsterdam 2012 („robotic bunny project“), google io 2011 adk showcase finalist („android reads my brain“), devfest berlin / vhack android 2012 („piepsendroid“)

initiator / co-organizer of the german location at the global game jam 2009

What we are moving into is [...] the Ludic Century, an age that is characterized by play.

Eric Zimmerman 


professional services

does „gamification“ make sense for your organization? are you planning a game or playful experience for your event (any size, complexity, target group)? do you feel that getting an external game designer on board will help your game (analog, digital, mixed-reality)? need uncompromising quality management for your game? planning a workshop for teaching coding or game design? want to discuss autopoietic machines? gödel, escher, bach? third culture? augmented reality? 

contact me to discuss your project and receive a quote.

Michael Straeubig

straeubig i3games.com


marie curie research fellow plymouth university (2014+)

diplom-informatiker friedrich-alexander-universität erlangen-nürnberg (1999)