Marie-Blanche Stössinger joined the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) as Managing Director in January 2017. After more than ten years in the media business, including roles such as Vice President Corporate Communications for Viacom in Northern Europe, she moved on to the games industry in 2013 and led Berlin-based mobile games developer Wooga’s Public Relations & Public Affairs initiatives for over three years.
Marie-Blanche studied law in Constance and Munich. Her favourite video game is Mario Kart and she happily admits to already having passed the 800+ level mark in Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Direct contact: stoessinger--at--usk.de
Head of the Test Department
Marek Brunner was born in Potsdam in 1975. He has a degree in media technology and became the USK’s first games tester in 1994. He took on overall responsibility for the Test Department in 2003. His tasks include the coordination of the department, the technical preparation of the games, the induction and selection of game testers and quality assurance with regard to game presentations.
Direct contact: brunner--at--usk.de
Head of the Classification Department
Christine Schulz was born in Berlin in 1958. She has a degree in sociology and has both supported and helped shape the USK since it was established in 1994. In her capacity as Head of the Classification Department, she organises the classification procedure and meetings whilst also particularly focussing on the work of the child protection experts.
Direct contact: schulz--at--usk.de
IARC Project Officer
Ruben Schwebe was born in 1980 and managed various cinemas in Berlin as well as being employed by the Berlin International Film Festival. He joined the Test Department at USK in 2007 following a stint into the video games industry in the UK, where he worked as Quality Assurance and Localization Tester. He has been responsible for Age Rating Consultancy since 2010 and performed first pilot projects on self-classification within the framework of procedural development as early as 2011. Being directly involved in the development of the IARC tool in collaboration with the international Rating Authorities, he is responsible for the USK classification of online games and apps since the official founding of the International Age Rating Coalition.
Direct contact: schwebe--at--usk.de
USK.online / Age Rating Consultant
Paul Dalg, born in 1986, studied General History and German language and literature in Potsdam. Since 2011, he has been working as a game tester and in the Test Department of the USK. Since 2013, Paul is responsible for USK.online. His tasks include providing advice and supporting members of USK.online in all fields of online media (online and mobile games, social media, VOD, streaming, user generated content, …) as well as the implementation of technical youth protection systems in accordance with the Youth Media Protection State Agreement (JMStV). In addition, he is the direct contact for general training sessions and age rating consultancy aimed at publishers and developers outside of USK.online as well. The administration and maintenance of the USK homepage also falls under his responsibility.
Direct contact: dalg--at--usk.de
Lorenzo von Petersdorff
USK.online / Legal Counsel
Lorenzo von Petersdorff, born in 1985, attained his law degree with media law as one main subject in Regensburg and finished his legal clerkship in Berlin. After a stint into the film production and distribution industry he joined the USK in 2015. His tasks include providing advice and supporting members of USK.online in all fields of online media (online and mobile games, social media, VOD, streaming, user generated content, …) in accordance with the Youth Media Protection State Agreement (JMStV). He is also responsible for any other legal business at the USK.
Direct contact: petersdorff--at--usk.de
Cornelia Schülke, born in 1970, is a qualified travel management assistant. Since 2013, she is responsible for any guest relation and office management as well as event organization within the USK.
Direct contact: schuelke--at--usk.de
Other team members
Direct contact: ziller--at--usk.de
Direct contact: dankert--at--usk.de
IARC Testing Department
Direct contact: waldschmidt--at--usk.de
IARC Testing Department
Direkter Kontakt: neuerburg--at--usk.de
Direct contact: kretzschmar--at--usk.de
Assistant to the Permanent Representatives of the Supreme Youth Protection Authorities of the Federal States
Direct contact: staendige.vertreter--at--usk.de