Massimo Guarini is an award-winning and BAFTA nominated video game director, producer and writer. Regarded as an auteur of video games, he owns Guarini Design, a global concept and strategic entertainment company based in Milan, Italy.
In 2012, he founded Ovosonico, an independent game development studio that has reached worldwide critical acclaim through emotional titles such as “Last Day of June” and “Murasaki Baby”. For his work on “Last Day of June”, the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and the IVGA (Italian Video Game Awards) honoured Massimo with a nomination and an award in the Game Beyond Entertainment category.
In 2019, he was also honoured with the Individual Recognition Award by Gamesindustry.biz.
Massimo co-wrote and directed Grasshopper Manufacture’s cult horror “Shadows of the Damned”, working together with legendary creators Goichi Suda (No More Heroes), Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil franchise) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill franchise).
Other select game design and directing credits include Ubisoft’s arcade hit “Naruto – Rise of a Ninja”, Tom Clancy’s “Rainbow Six 3 – Raven Shield”, the cult action-horror “The Mummy” franchise and Ubisoft’s gaming classic “Rayman”.