Michael Kiesling (born 1957 in Bremen, Germany) is a game designer who frequently collaborates with game designer Wolfgang Kramer. He is also a manager of a software company in Bremen. For many years, Kramer and Michael Kiesling worked on games together by telephone and fax correspondence despite never having met. They are still producing games together, as of 2012, with their latest release at Essen 2012, The Palaces of Carrara. Kramer is now in his seventies, and Kiesling in his fifties. Michael Kiesling's most notable work is generally that which he has produced with Kramer. However, his solo-authored economic game, Vikings, is highly sought after, and very well-regarded.