Mathias Fuchs studied computer science in Erlangen and Vienna (Vienna University of Technology), and composition in Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) and in Stockholm (EMS, Fylkingen). He has pioneered in the field of artistic use of games and is a leading theoretician on Game Art and Games Studies. He is an artist, musician, media critic and Professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg. He is founder and director of the Gamification Lab at Leuphana University.
Following a commissioned piece for Synreal: The Unreal Modification, a games exhibition organised by Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0, and curator Konrad Becker, Mathias Fuchs started working on game art. He is currently professor at Leuphana University.