WarCraft III Designer, Software Developer, Ready At Dawn Studios
A twenty year veteran of the computer entertainment industry
Andrea Pessino was most recently a Senior Software Engineer with leading game
developer Blizzard Entertainment. He has authored core technologies for several
published Blizzard blockbusters such as WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos, its
recent expansion WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, and has contributed
technology for Blizzard's upcoming MMORPG World of WarCraft.
Before Blizzard, Andrea was a Senior Software Scientist with
MetaCreations Corp., where he co-authored a number of best-selling graphics
applications, including: Kai's Power Tools, KPT Convolver, 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
A classically trained musician, Andrea has degrees in
composition, harmony and music theory, and he is an accomplished pianist. He
continues to this day to compose for the concert hall. His works have been
performed by various ensembles and orchestras around the world. His
orchestration work on the cinematics for Blizzard's Diablo IÎ 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.