Chris Bateman is an outsider philosopher, game designer and author, whose philosophy explores the role of imagination in games, art, science, religion and ethics. He has worked in game design and writing since the 1990s, and has credits on more than forty videogames.
Chris holds a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Science. In 2009, he was invited to sit on the IEEE's Player Satisfaction Modelling task force, in recognition for his role in establishing this research domain. He has also travelled the world studying religious practices, taking part in everything from Native American sweat lodges to Pagan solstice celebrations, visiting Buddhist and Shinto shrines in Japan, and witnessing traditional tribal religions in Africa.
He lives in Manchester, UK with his wife, child and dog, but often visits the United States, especially Knoxville, TN, where he lived for a few years.