Hi! I'm Matteo

I make cooperative games and teach people how to use games to tackle real-world challenges

Want me to run a workshop?

Six people playing a cooperative card game about sharing memories
Photo by Dionne Fairnie

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 than just playing games. We can have the most transformative learning experiences when we make games.

Want to play my games?

Go to gumroad.com/baddeo to download print&play games that get people thinking, talking and solving problems together.

Want to learn more?

Go to medium.com/@baddeo where I document my latest projects and muse upon bees, politics and the climate crisis.