Markus Hagenauer was born in 1982 in Freilassing (Bavaria)
He has studied architecture in Munich from 2002 till 2008. In this time he began to design boardgames.
Now he lives near Salzburg where he works as self-employed architect and game designer.
He also occasionally teaches achitecture as well as game design in an educational programm for highly gifted youths.
In 2010, his first game Topology was published by nestorgames.
His game Eisberg is one of the 5 kids games nominated for the "Internationaler Landespreis für Spielkultur 2010", an international game designer award, staged by the Austrian state Steiermark.