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Felix Zimmermann is a doctoral candidate at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne at the University of Cologne. His research focuses on experience-based engagements with the past and especially on the atmospheric potential of digital games and its implications for questions of authenticity. Also, he is interested in representations of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes in digital games. He is a member of the working group “Geschichtswissenschaft und Digitale Spiele” (Historical Science and Digital Games [AKGWDS]). His publications include the anthology “History in Games. Contingencies of an Authentic Past” (with Martin Lorber, 2020), the peer reviewed journal article “From Walking Simulator to Ambience Action Game – A philosophical approach to a misunderstood genre” (with Christian Huberts, 2019), and his master thesis “Digitale Spiele als historische Erlebnisräume. Ein Zugang zu Vergangenheitsatmosphären im Explorative Game”.