Jürgen Brunner is currently working as a game designer and indie developer in Austria and Germany. You can definitely call him a “Video game enthusiast” since the 1980s. Remembering the first gaming sessions on a friends “Amiga 500” he tries to stay as connected as possible to the main goal of every game: Fun!
Studying game design and music at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, he received his degree in 2010 with the diploma thesis “Jump n Run Evolution”. While working as a researcher at the Pervasive experience lab (P.e.l.s) in his former university he had the privilege to explore augmented reality and pervasive games as well as Kinect hacks. Jürgen made his way to the professional gaming industry as a game and level designer in 2012 (Chimera Entertainment). He is also working on his own indie games. His love and passion for retro graphics, music and art can be experienced with every new game and in every new song. The greatest successes of his indie career so far might be the release of the award winning game “Pitiri 1977” on Steam and the Book “Getting started with Fusion”. Besides working on games he is also a passionate musician. Playing 6 instruments, Jürgen is still trying to spend every free minute with music, sound design or with his band SaberRider.