Hi! I'm Matteo

I make games and teach people how to start making games

Want me to run a workshop?

I design and facilitate game-making workshops for schools, museums and team-building away days. Get in touch m@tteo.me

PLAY When I was a kid, I spent many afternoons playing videogames. A few years later, I learned to code so that I could hack together a game about ancient Greek philosophy. Then went on to build digital toys for the BBC and the Science Museum, and teach game design at universities around the UK.

MAKE As a grown-up, I’m still obsessed with games, but not your typical kill-everyone-loot-everything type game. I draw inspiration from social issues and current events to make games that provoke what I call minimum playable dilemmas.

LEARN I believe games have a huge expressive potential. They can make complex systems understandable, and empower people to engage with tough questions. It’s more that just playing games. We can have the most transformative learning experiences when we make games.

Want to play my games?

Check out Fading Memories our cooperative twist on the classic Memory, in which you all work together to prevent memory loss by telling personal stories.

Go to beesness.games and join the Beesness Class. I invite members once or twice a month to Friday eve game nights. Come try out new games (including your own prototypes) and make new friends!

Want to learn more?

Go to medium.com/@baddeo where I post thoughts and work-in-progress.