Chris Bateman is Managing Director of International Hobo, a specialist company in the field of market-oriented game design and narrative. He has worked in game design and writing for over a decade, originally with tabletop role playing games, and later in computer entertainment after completing a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Science.
He has two published novels, and his games include Discworld Noir, Ghost Master and Kult: Heretic Kingdoms. He is a co-ordinator of both the IGDA North West UK, and sits on the executive panel of the IGDA Game Writers special interest group. In 2004, International Hobo published its groundbreaking DGD1 audience model, based on cutting edge research. The model has received universal acclaim, and has been cited in numerous academic and government reports.