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Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch

Trier University of Applied Sciences

Linda Breitlauch is an industry veteran who teaches and researches with a special focus on the areas of storytelling, serious games and dramaturgy. In 2008 she completed a PhD about storytelling in computer games. In addition to working as a project manager in the export and publishing sectors she has been creative producer of several film projects, has written film scripts and game concepts as well as scientific and specialist articles. In 2007 Breitlauch was appointed Europe's first female professor for game design at the Media Design University of Applied Sciences. Since July 2013 she was Professor for Game Design and faculty leader at the Games Academy Hochschule in Berlin and in addition from January to March 2014 as founding president. In April she started a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. In 2011, she was nominated for the European Women in Games Hall of Fame Award. Furthermore, she works as a private evaluator, and is a consultant in the areas of media didactics, game design and interactive storytelling. She is jury member of “Deutscher Computerspielpreis”, “Deutscher Entwicklerpreis”, “red dot: design award“ and “Tommi”. Since April 2014 she is board member of GAME, the German Games Industry Association and since 2016 it’s vice chairman.

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Tuesday, August 16