Chris Bateman


Chris Bateman is an award-winning game designer, philosopher, and an intellectual mercenary fleeing the smouldering ruins of academia.

His most recent books are Game Writing and The Virtuous Cyborg which asks what the good life might be for humans as intimately enmeshed with technology as we have become.

Christ writes a regular Substack with three-minute reflections on contemporary problems at Stranger Worlds (and How To Live In Them) and is a contributor to Café Américain.


  • The New Normal

    21 June 2024

    How can we confront the post-Covid onset of the totalitarian New Normal? Café American editors and contributors Elana Lange, George Hoare, Daniel Hadas, and Chris Bateman discuss censorship and free speech, collectivist ideology and societal vulnerability.