Sebastian Nussbaum

I am working as the VP, Head of Studio & Creative Lead for Berlin based Wooga’s Adventure Studio where i started 2009 as a Product Lead having released genre defining hit games like Pearl’s Peril and Agent Alice. My work in the gaming and media industry is an adventure in and of itself and it is important for me to mention that my passion is not limited to games only. Prior to Wooga, i worked as a creative director, designer and project manager starting my career as a level designer for Game Boy Color in 2000. I studied at the Bauhaus University Weimar (Media Art & Design). Please go to the Xing or Linkedin profile of me for a complete overview.

I have a deep passion for producing music (formerly to earn a living; now passion). New albums are realesed every few years with tracks reaching from dub to latin and ska under the alias mabafu depending on my time and life schedule.

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Talks & lectures:


  • 2015: Best ranked talk @ F2P Summit at GDC 2015 SF, USA
  • 2015: Tabby Awards 2015, Agent Alice is “Best iPad game” in category “Adventure”
  • 2014: Pearl’s Peril nominated at Develop Awards 2014 as Finalist
  • 2008: Platin Single (Schnuffel – Kuschel Song)

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Favourite all time games:

Liked websites:

  • tigsource.com is a good source to catch up and communicate with the newest indie games developments.
  • kotaku.com polygon.com are my favourite gaming news sites
  • pocket tactics is a very good source for mobile tactic, strategy and adventure games.
  • hotud.org home of the underdogs is THE source for game history and download of old games.
  • lostgarden.com is a great source for game design and game art from Daniel Cook.
  • dzineblog.com is great for inspiration with a lot of examples of design and usability.
  • Indie retro news gives daily updates on indie games
  • The Company provides single file downloads of classic Amiga games optimized to run on a PC