Ivan Orvieto CRe-
Name : Ivan Orvieto
Job Title : Executive Producer
Organisation : Testaluna srl
Sector : Video Games Development
Web Link : www.testaluna.it
Interview Date : 21/10/2015
Location : ICT 2015 Lisbon
Short Biography :-
Ivan Orvieto works in videogame development since 1998. For the first 2 years as 3D artist, later as Producer in many videogame projects in GMM Entertainment and Silent Bay Studios. Since 2004, he is Executive Producer and Game Designer in TESTALUNA managing mid and large sized videogame-
Since 2006 he also assumes the role of director of the R&D Department of TESTALUNA, managing several national and European game-
Ivan Orvieto holds two Master degrees in Computer Science.
Specialities: Project management and design of videogame productions
1. What current technologies and tools fulfill your needs in your practice?
PC development Platform. Unity 3D, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop
2. What technologies do you see emerging in the next 5-
Middleware tools, Mobile platform dominant for games, Virtual Reality, Digital Asset Management tools, High Quality Graphics and animations.
3. Could you identify any strengths and weaknesses with these technologies?
Better technology will create new opportunities but market will become even more competitive
4. Do you think there are additional technologies or tools needed, or that you would wish for?
Additional technologies for handling all the senses – currently we focus on sight and hearing but in the future we should include other senses (tactile and smell) and emotion detection
5. If these were available what would you be creating?
Games which link emotions to gameplay, multi location social games where players in different locations play together in same virtual space which is transparent to the players
6. Can you see any strengths and weakness involved?
Possible complexity of the player experience
7. What do you recommend to fill the gap between creators and technology providers?
There is currently a gap but technologies are creating opportunities for collaboration between creative and technologists. Ivan’s company stimulates this by assigning development projects to mixed teams
In terms of innovative technologies, Ivan Orvieto is the coordinator of the EU funded project CR-
dr. Ivan Orvieto
tel. +39 010 8595965
Twitter : @CR_PLAY
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