Prof. Dr. J. Martin


Düsseldorf, Germany

About me

Writer, Ph.D., Professor of Game Design, Scientific Advisor, Creative Director. Not necessarily in that order.


Game Design & Game Design Methodologies
Game-Based Learning Research with Focus on Memory
Transmedia Concepts/Stories/Scripts for Branded Entertainment (English & German)
Collaborative Platform Design for Internal & Extranet Communications
Critical Evaluation of Media & Marketing Research Studies


Professional experience for J. Martin

  • Current 12 years, since 2010

    Professor of Game Design

    Mediadesign Hochschule

    Formerly Professor of Game Design and Media & Communication Management

  • Current 13 years, since 2009

    Science Advisor


    Gaming media & social communication research with a focus on ethical, social, & cultural aspects: scientific standards, data collection/analysis, and best-practice recommendations for institutions, businesses, professional services, and political parties.

  • Current 20 years, since 2002

    Founder and Creative Director


  • Current 23 years, since 1999

    Co-Founder and Creative Director

    Sinnflut-Projekt –

    Co-Founder and Owner

  • 2009 - 2012

    Partner and Editor

  • 2006 - 2010

    Co-founder and Managing Director

    Linking People, Ltd.

    Co-founder and Managing Director of the independent game developer studio Linking People Ltd., Hong Kong

  • 2000 - 2009

    Senior Creative Director

    Ad & Breakfast Crossmedia Consulting

Educational background for J. Martin

  • 2004 - 2009

    Philosophische Fakultät

    Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

    American Literature, Postmodern Literature, Literary Criticism, Violence

  • 2000 - 2003

    Studiengang Modernes Japan & Studiengang Philosophie

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

    Japanese Language, History, Culture, and Literature / Continental Philosophy, Modernism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, American Pragmatism, New Pragmatism

  • 1993 - 1999

    Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Ältere Anglistik, Neuere Deutsche Literatur

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

    Modern English and American Literature Studies; Medieval English Language and Literature Studies (with a focus on language history and language change); and Modern German Literature Studies

  • 1990 - 1993

    Deutsch und English

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    Vollständiges Lehramtsstudium (exklusive Examen) einschließlich Pädagogisches Begleitstudium, Fachdidaktik und Hospitation mit Unterrichtspraxis mit anschließendem Wechsel zum wissenschaftlichen Studienzweig mit Abschluß Magister Artium.


  • German


  • English


  • Japanese


  • Hebrew



Institutional and Organizational Learning/Training Projects in Need of a Game-Based Boost
Corporate Communication Executives whose Media and Marketing Projects Need a Shot of Scientific Reasoning and Validation
Marketing Executives & Creative Directors Who Want to Add an Exciting Transmedia or Crossmedia Mix of Interactive Storytelling to Their Brand or Image Campaigns


Game Design

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