Hello, we are Horrible Guild...
Horrible Guild is an Italian board game publisher. Known as Horrible Games until late 2019, the company has been founded in 2014 by Lorenzo Silva. Our goal is to design, develop and produce cool and innovative games capable of bringing fun to everyone: we try to make our games stand out from the crowd, both for visual style and gameplay mechanics.
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... and this is the Horrible team!
Lorenzo SilvaCEO, Game Designer, Art Director
Author of Horse Fever (2009), Dungeon Fighter (2011), Potion Explosion (2015), Railroad Ink (2018), The King’s Dilemma (2019), and loads of other stuff. Founder & CEO of Horrible Guild. Punk lover. Pathologically impatient.
Hjalmar HachGame Designer, R&D
Musician, composer and game designer. He discovered board games in 2015: it was love at first sight. His most beloved offsprings are: Photosynthesis (2016), Railroad Ink (2018), The King’s Dilemma (2019) and Similo: The Card Game (2019). Claims to have lived more than 100 different lives.
Alessandro Pra'Head of Marketing
Can’t stay away from the sea for too long. Music lover. Sax and EWI player. Amateur photographer. Free software enthusiast. Nintendo Addict.
Pietro Righi RivaDirector of Digital Products
Pietro Righi Riva is an Italian game designer, artist, and academic. At Horrible Guild, Pietro oversees production of the digital games.
Laura SeverinoHead of Administration
She is an old soul and a bookworm. She loves everything retro-styled, cute things, purple and punching out components from new games.
Camilla MuschioSales Manager
She can eat everything and sleep anywhere, Never question her will to ask… if anything, she asks too many questions. Curious, cat lover. She loves cinema and playing for fun.
Renato "Renè" SasdelliProject Manager
Hates air conditioner and cold. Among other things, loves the sun, open airs, samba, caipirinha, football (soccer) and, of course, boardgames.
Noa VassalliGraphic Designer
A simple guy. He loves red, winning and Diplomacy. Infamous turncoat: do not ally with him in any game, he will betray you.
Giulia MonteAdministrative Dept.
Always in search of a good thrill, no matter if in the first row at a rock concert or among the pages of an adventure book. Open minded and curious about the world. Loves to find new strategies and challenges, in life just as in boardgames.
Federico “Toy” D.Logistic Specialist
Assembled in 1984. Hutt and Ghostbuster, gelatinous cube lover. Protonic batteries included (expected lifespan: more than 5000 years). Keep away from microphones. Worst toy ever!
Matteo "MaC" CarioniCommunication Specialist
A heart of screaming black metal lined with fine Victorian fabrics. Always willing to play, especially if miniatures are involved. World-class tableflip athlete.
Federico Corbetta CaciHead of Entertainment
The only things he loves more than his horses are red wine and sludge metal. By contract, he has to yell “character arc!” at least twice a day. Thinks life is a roguelike, but no one really cares.
Alberto PutignanoDigital Products Developer
Computer scientist who someday knocked his head and decided to become a game designer (we’ll see how that goes). Has a soft spot for retro visuals and Japanese urban photography. On a quest to end all quests.
Nicolò SalaArt Director of Digital Products
He presents himself as a promising young tennis champion, but he spends most of his free time trying to play anything that looks like an instrument. He loves modular systems of any kind and connecting things together.
Federico ZambonDigital Products Developer
Father and developer by day, devoted to serial farming by night (games, not actual farms). Likely descendant of a vampire lineage, he loves beer and A-RPGs and hates sun and bureaucracy.
Carola CortiProject Manager
Socially slow, usually dressed like Waldo. By day she loves tennis, comics and roguelike games (not necessarily in this order). Turns her brain off at 11 pm. She asked for a period of adjustment before being able to formulate a better bio than this.
Andrea LugliProject Manager
Beer, board game and football are his perfect cocktail mix. If it is added a pinch of adventure and a life in nature to him, he will forever be a happy man.
Ylenia D'AbundoProduction Coordinator
Always smiling, she loves to travel and learn new things. The enthusiasm and passion for board games distinguish her. She also loves Mediterranean cuisine and music.