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Beat Suter

Beat Suter works as senior lecturer for Game Design and manages the GameLab at the Zurich University of the Arts. He has a Dr. Phil. from the University of Zurich. From 2006 - 2014 he also worked as a lecturer for the Merz Academy Stuttgart. He organizes festivals and symposia on Indie Games and Game Studies. He is the president of the GameZfestival association and co-director of the conference GameZ & RuleZ He is founding member of the internationally known art group AND-OR ( that specializes in artgames and netart. He also works as publisher (edition cyberfiction) and author and reviews projects for the national research funds of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. He co-authored two creative card sets and a box for designers: IdeasForGames, StoriesForGames and the Prototyping Box Since 2004 he teaches Game Design at the Zurich University of the Arts in. Here, he co-developed a comprehensive education program on Game Design and founded a GameLab that includes a Game Archive.


Zurich University of the Arts


Discipline Game Design
GameLab ZHdK