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Florian Stadlbauer

Deck 13

Dr. Florian Stadlbauer is the founder of Deck13 Interactive where he is executive director, managing director and head of business development.

Deck13 Interactive is the developer of several successful game brands including Ankh, Jack Keane, Blood Knights and Venetica, and has won numerous awards. With branches in Frankfurt and Hamburg, Dr. Stadlbauer has led the studio to focus its efforts on the development of AAA productions for Next-Gen Systems, PC and mobile devices.

Prior to founding Deck13, Dr. Stadlbauer achieved his doctorate in Integration Management in Corporate Networks at the Institute for Business Informatics and New Media at the University of Munich and at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.


Dr Stadlbauer has been a board member of gameareaFRM since 2009, and chairman since 2012. In 2012 he also became a board member of GAME Verband (German Games Industry Association) which he has chaired since 2013. Dr. Stadlbauer also represents serious games at the Ministry of Economics in the state of Hesse, and sits on several advisory councils and juries focusing on IT and games.

Florian Stadlbauer is a regular speaker at seminars and lectures at universities and conferences on the management of creative enterprises.