Michael Debus


Michael started his PhD at the Center for Computer Games Research in September 2016. His current research focusses on the analysis and synthesis of existing game ontologies into a clearer terminology for the study of games. He holds an MSc in Video Game Analysis from ITU Copenhagen and a BA in Media Studies from the University of Siegen, Germany.

Areas of competence

(game) ontology, game space and time, video game navigation

Current Research Interest

Formal study of games, game rules, meta-ontological perspectives on game studies, intermaterial comparisons of games, metagames, drinking games


Email: msde itu.dk
Office: 5D05

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s H2020 ERC-ADG programme (grant agreement No 695528)