/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
As Business Development Director at RaceWard Studio, Claudio supports in a variety of disciplines across the Studio. Whilst taking lead on all things related to business relationships, Claudio is also key in analyzing additional opportunities spanning across Legal, Finance and Marketing.
BRIEF CAREER DESCRIPTION
Claudio began his career in 1995, when he created his first video game on PC in order to raise funds for a charitable initiative. Shortly after, he then founded WaywardXS Entertainment to further develop and expand his output in the sport management genre of video games. After this, he set up a publishing label (Playdas) where he contributed to the release of 11 titles. His following years were spent in the creation of Lords Of Football (Geniaware/Fish Eagle) and working with Lunar Great Wall Studio on well-received adventure game Another Sight.
MOST MEMORABLE GAMES
MOST MEMORABLE GAMING MOMENT
“Once I won all the competitions available in ISS PRO EVO 2, I decided to face new personal challenge with the same game: try to win the league with the worst available team. During the first few matches I had racked up an impressive amount of defeats, but then after a tactics refresh, I found the right combo between formation and tactics. My team was very weak, I was only able to reach the opponent goal with one single systematic and repetitive action – The rest of the time was spent in hard defending. It was really frustrating, but eventually I managed to collect more and more points which brought my team 2 points away from the top of the league – This happened just before the last match I had to play against the leading team. Picture this, I was at the end of first half and down by 2 goals, everything is tense and anxious, when in the second half something magic happened: after being able to tie the score, it was down to the last minute with one final kick left to take… GOAL! I hit home the ball to score the winning goal (3-2) which allowed my team to win the league. I was shouting and jumping around the house in ecstatic joy. It has been the last match I’ve played with that game and this memory will last forever.”