Alessandro Piva is the founder of Honeygold Entertainment.
With an interest in technology and videogames since an early age, he took part in the International Olympiad in Informatics in Athens, 2004, winning a bronze medal. Afterwards he got a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
From 2009 to 2012 he worked as a Systems Programmer for Rockstar North, Edinburgh, on the wildly successful game Grand Theft Auto V, which has sold more than 100 million copies with a revenue in excess of $6 billion. From 2014 to 2017 he worked for Italian game development company Kunos Simulazioni on the critically acclaimed indie game Assetto Corsa, mainly as a Senior Programmer in charge of console ports but also dealing with many aspects of development like build system, bug tracker maintenance, translations and Sony/Microsoft certification. He founded Honeygold Entertainment in 2017 with no external capital or investment to make fun and innovative games.
Alessandro has worked on 8 platforms, with in-house and off-the-shelf game engines, with codebases ranging from a few hundred to 10 million lines of code, with teams based from Japan to California. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.