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Deutsch: Bob Bates ist ein US-amerikanischer Spielentwickler und Spieledesigner.
English: Bob Bates is an American computer games designer. Starting as a designer in the 1980s for Infocom, he was later co-founder of Legend Entertainment, designing games such as Timequest and Eric the Unready. Bates has twice been the chairperson of the International Game Developers Association, and has written books about game design and development, such as Game Design: The Art and Business of Creating Games (2001).