is a game designer and researcher living and working in Vienna, Austria. He holds a PhD in computer science. Fares has headed the design of several digital games, which were finalists at IndieCade and the Independent Games Festival and has presented his research at renowned international conferences including Games for Change, GLS, Games for Health, and DiGRA. He works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Fares lectures in game design at several Austrian universities and is program co-chair of the FROG Vienna Games Conference. His research interests include game design, music and interactivity, serious and positive impact games, media, and game art as well as topics around HCI at the intersection of health care and technology.