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Michael Geithner

Michael Geithner

Head of Games and Game-Design
DDR Museum

Michael “Geis” Geithner is working as Head of Games and Game-Design at the DDR Museum in Berlin.

“A hands-on experience of history” is the credo, that he and a small team of enthusiastic museum makers are working on every day. Michael studied directing movies in Potsdam-Babelsberg and started designing games shortly after.

He is working as a freelance Game Designer and Social Media Manager for the DDR Museum. Together with Martin Thiele-Schwez he founded “Playing History”, a small company which focuses on telling history with games.

They designed and developed several digital and analogue games, that are currently being played in schools. Their game “Bürokratopoly” received a special award by the German Federal Agency for Political Education.

Michael Geithner spoke at MuseumNext Tech in 2018.

Michael Geithner