Sebastian Möring




Institutional affiliation

European Media Studies, Potsdam University


Assistant Professor

Research interests relevant to game philosophy

My research focuses on the meaning and structures of games and play, as well as game and play philosophy. I am particularly interested in game hermeneutics, existentialism in games, and metaphor in games.

Publications and presentations relevant to game philosophy

Möring, S., and O. Leino. 2016. „Beyond Games as Political Education – Neo-Liberalism in the Contemporary Computer Game Form“. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds 8 (2): 145–61.
Möring, S. “Simulated metaphors of love. How the game The Marriage applies metaphors to simulate a love relationship.” Article in Game Love: Essays on Play and Affection, ed. by. J. Enevold and E. MacCallum-Stewart, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2015.
Möring, S. “Freedom in Games. Between fear and boredom.” Presentation at the Philosophy of Computer Games conference, Istanbul, 2014.
Möring, S. “Play, metaphor, and representation – a love triangle or une liaison dangereuse?” Presentation at the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), Chania, Crete, 2013.
Möring, S. “The metaphor-simulation paradox in the study of computer games.” Article in the International Journal of Games and Computer-Mediated Simulations, Vol 5, Issue 4, 2013.
Möring, S. “Games and Metaphor – A Critical Analysis of the Metaphor Discourse in Game Studies.” Ph.D. Thesis, Copenhagen, 2013.


metaphor, existentialism, hermeneutics, phenomenology


Sebastian Möring


game studies, media studies, cultural studies, linguistics, sociology