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Massimo Guarini

Founder, CEO & Creative Director


The future of games

Visionary Creative Director and long-time industry veteran, Massimo is the volcanic mind behind the award-winning Murasaki Baby. He attained cult status by directing the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Damned with Suda51, Shinji Mikami and Akira Yamaoka, for Grasshopper Manufacture in Tokyo.

At Ubisoft Montreal, Canada, he directed Naruto – Rise of a Ninja, awarded by IGN as E3 2007 Best Fighting Game and nominated at the Game Critics Awards 2007.

In 2012 Massimo established his own game production studio: Ovosonico, located in a splendid eighteenth-century villa situated by the shores of lake Varese, Italy.


ovosonicoOvosonico is an award-winning game development studio founded in 2012 by industry veteran and former Grasshopper Manufacture Director Massimo Guarini, famous for his collaborations with legendary creators Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami.
Located by the beautiful shores of lake Varese, Ovosonico debuted with the intriguing and critically acclaimed Murasaki Baby, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Since its debut, the studio mission is to expand the boundaries of video games by creating emotional and artistically crafted experiences characterized by a strong sense of authorship.

In 2015 Ovosonico announced its partnership with Digital Bros S.p.A., the global digital entertainment company active worldwide with the brands 505 Games and 505 Mobile and listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange.