Dr Chris Bateman

Senior Lecturer - Games Design

Award-winning game designer Chris Bateman has been creating games since the 16-bit consoles and had his fiftieth published game released in 2018, including award-winning titles such as Discworld Noir, Ghost Master, and The Persistence. He was the first person in the world to attain a doctorate in the aesthetics of play and games and has been a researcher and senior lecturer at University of Bolton since 2012, where he has been nominated as Outstanding Teacher multiple times.

As the founder of Develop Award Nominee International Hobo Ltd, the first consultancy to combine narrative and game design skills under one roof, Chris won the IGDA's MVP Award for his work founding and running the organisation's highly-successful Game Writers Special Interest Group.

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