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René Bauer

René Bauer studied German philology and literary studies, biology and computer linguistics at the University of Zurich. He is head of master education program in game design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) with focus on Game Engine Development and works as co-director of the GameLab. He works as lecturer and researcher, reflecting on Game Studies and Cultural Studies, and is furthermore involved in curriculum and research project development. As a game designer and software engineer, he develops own game projects: He experiments in the intersection between digital games and art with AND-OR ( and works on collaborative online writing and knowledge spaces like rhizomz (


Zurich University of the Arts


Discipline Game Design
GameLab ZHdK