Natalie Denk holds a degree in Educational Science and Game Studies. Her research focuses on Game-based Learning, Educational Game Design and the examination of age and gender aspects in relation to digital games. Since 2014 she has been involved in several international research projects at the Center for Applied Game Studies at the Danube University Krems, Austria, where she teaches courses such as “Game Studies”, “Media Game Pedagogy”, and “Action-Oriented Media Pedagogics”. How do games work and where does our desire to play come from? How do new technologies change the cultural technique of playing, and what does this mean for our society? How can we develop and promote responsible ways of handling a media world increasingly shaped by the idea of games and play? The Center for Applied Game Studies is dedicated to these and many other questions related to them. Combining expertise from game-, media- and education studies, we aim to address the complex relationships between games and society in our teaching and research.