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Lena  Falkenhagen

Lena Falkenhagen

Programme Director Game Design, Campus Hamburg , Campus Hamburg

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Professor Falkenhagen is the Program Director Game Design at UE in Hamburg, but is also a recognized game designer, professional journalist, and freelancer. She is a freelance novelist, game writer, and narrative game designer, and has also worked as an editor and translator in the genres of historical novels and fantasy. Professor Falkenhagen has over 25 years of professional experience in writing and designing games, both on- and offline.



  • 2021 Call of Prev, Game to prevent radicalisation, cultures interactive e.V.
  • 2020-2021 Beholder 3, Narrative Design & Game Writing, Paintbucket Games
  • 2020-2021 Head of Game Design & Teacher with special tasks (substitute), UE Hamburg
  • Since 2020 lecturer in narrative & game design at UE Hamburg & Berlin
  • since 2020 jury of the German Computer Games Award DCP, Games Association, German Cultural Council
  • since 2020 jury of the German DevDays Award
  • 2020 European Prize for Literature 2020 Jury Presidency, European Writer’s Council & Creative Europe
  • 2020 German Self-Publishing Book Prize, German Self-Publishing Association
  • since February 2019 Federal Chairwoman of the Association of German Writers 
  • 2019 German Self-Publishing Award, German Self-Publishing Association, KMV
  • 2017-2019 Deputy Chairwoman of the Association of German Writers in Berlin
  • 2015 - 2019 co-founder and board member of PAN Fantastic Authors Network (PAN) e.V.
  • 2016-2019 lectures at Quo Vadis Conference, Respawn Conference, Devcom Conference
  • 2017's TOP 10 German game developers
  • 2015 & 2017 Seraph Jury of the Fantastic Academy e.V.
  • 2016 founder and narrative designer of 1narrative
  • 2012-2016 Narrative & Senior Narrative Designer at Drakensang Online Bigpoint Berlin
  • 2015 German Developer Award: Best Browser Game for Drakensang Online: German RPG Award since 2017
  • 2007-2013 Six book contracts with Wilhelm-Heyne-Verlag, Random House publishing group
  • Since 2014 seminars writing
  • 05.2011 Delia Prize 2010
  • 03.2003 Magistra Artium German Studies, English Studies, Leibnitz University Hanover