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Christopher Kastensmidt

Christopher Kastensmidt Christopher is the creator of The Elephant and Macaw Banner, a fantasy series currently being published in Brazil and the United States. The series is set in sixteenth-century colonial Brazil and features elements of Brazilian folklore. The first story in the series, "The Fortuitous Meeting of Gerard van Oost", is a Nebula Finalist for Best Novelette.

Christopher ran video game developer Southlogic Studios for ten years before negotiating its sale to Ubisoft, where he later worked as Creative Director. He participated in the creation of thirty published video games. He created the original concept and design of the highest-selling video game ever produced in Brazil, Dream Day Weddings.

He is currently a university professor, lecturing at three different universities in Brazil. He specializes in Narratives in the Digital Age - how digital technologies have revolutionized the way we tell stories. He also consults companies, universities, and governments about game design and the video game industry.

Christopher lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil, with his wife and son.

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