Andrea Pessino

Moby ID: 20680

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Andrea co-founded Ready At Dawn in 2003 and, as of May 2022, serves as Head of Research, pursuing special R&D projects.

From 1998 to 2003 Andrea was a Senior Software Engineer with Blizzard Entertainment where he authored core technologies for several blockbusters in the WarCraft franchise. Before Blizzard, he was a Senior Software Scientist with MetaCreations, writing a number of seminal graphics applications, including: Kai′s Power Tools, Kai′s Photo Soap, Kai′s Photo Show, Bryce and Kai′s Power Goo, for which he received numerous industry accolades, including the 1996 PC Magazine "Graphics Software of the Year" award.

A classically trained musician, Andrea has degrees in composition, harmony and music theory, and he is an accomplished pianist and composer. His orchestration work on the cinematics for Blizzard′s Diablo II earned him the 2001 IGDA Game Developers Choice Award for "Excellence in Audio."

A native of Italy, Andrea has lived and worked in California since 1990.

Credited on 13 games

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Lone Echo II (2021, Windows) Head of Studio Research & Development
Lone Echo (2017, Windows) Chief Technology Officer
Fat Princess: Adventures (2015, PlayStation 4) Beta Test Crew
The Order: 1886 (2015, PlayStation 4) Chief Technology Officer
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (2011, PlayStation 3) Technical Director
God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008, PSP) Technical Director
Daxter (2006, PSP) Technical Director
WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003, Windows) Programming
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (Collector's Edition) (2002, Macintosh) Programming
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002, Macintosh) Programming
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000, Windows) Additional Music
Diablo II (Saturn Spezial-Edition) (2000, Windows) Additional Music
Diablo II (2000, Windows) Additional Orchestration

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