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Jan 31, 2022
Mauro Fiore | Studio Design Director @ EA Firemonkeys | Ep 25
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On Season 2’s premiere episode we surf the waves of change with Mauro Fiore

Studio Design Director at EA Firemonkeys in Melbourne, Australia.


Mauro has spent 20+ years navigating the ever evolving gaming landscape - from console to casual to mobile and beyond. 


Join us as we discuss his journey from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center to Angel Studios, Rockstar Games, Zynga, Forgame, Linekong, and EA, working on titles such as Midnight Club 2 & 3, Red Dead Redemption, CityVille, FarmVille 2, BattleCore, Independence Day Extinction, Real Racing 3, Need for Speed No Limits, the Sims Free Play, and the Sims Mobile. 


  1. (00:00) Who is Mauro Fiore?
  2. (14:37) Leaving Artifacts
  3. (25:56) Higher Education
  4. (37:50) Angel Studios
  5. (52:49) Part of the Angel Family
  6. (01:11:03) Designing the Wild West
  7. (01:25:12) Strive to Stay Relevant
  8. (01:39:17) Head North to Zynga
  9. (01:55:03) Developing for Mobile Startups
  10. (02:07:09) Life Down Under in Australia
  11. (02:25:10) The Metaverse & NFTs
  12. (02:41:59) Better Hiring Practices
  13. (02:56:01) John's Final Thoughts


Show Resources:

Midnight Club

Take 2 Buys Zynga

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maurovfiore/

Portfolio: https://www.maurovfiore.com/

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