Videogames creator with launched titles on the Nintendo DS and Switch, PlayStation3, PC and Mobile. I am comfortable in taking a project from concept pitch to final production, managing teams of programmers, animators, artists, designers and sound designers.
Also a comic book writer at home 🙂


Straight out of school in 1997 I worked for 7 years in television where I slowly made my way up. I started by cleaning a TV studio floor of Sigma3’s TV show entitled “3000 segundos”. Passed through several jobs within Sigma3 like, Camera Operator, and Image Editor until I made my way to Graphics and Motion Design. I was responsible for a dozen different graphics packages for programs such as “Curto Circuito”, “CineXL” and “Cabaret da Coxa”. In my free time I designed logos, posters, websites and did interesting freelance jobs like producing the photos and graphics package for the music CD “Reaktor”.

With comics I started in 2003 with Filipe Andrade and my brother Rafael Pina doing a weekly online strip called “Fraggers”. Between 2006 and 2008 as a writer and a painter and also with Andrade, we published in a bi-monthly magazine the comic called BRK. The same comic would be later published as a book by Asa in 2009 where it received several awards including Best Art by BD Amadora and Best Book, Best Art and Best Story by Cental Comics. Another awarded project from Central Comics with the “Best Short Story awards was “Analepse”, published in the book “Venham+5” from Bedeteca de Beja in 2009. Ansd again with Andrade doing the art we made the short story “Saudade” published in the Polish-Portuguese book “City Stories” in 2010.
Published in 2011 by Asa, the comic “First Encounter” was based on the Under Siege videogame which I produced and wrote. This comic was published in the “Arte de Under Siege” book and also made available for free digitally online. From 2013 to 2016 I was part of the “The Lisbon Studio” collective where we published a free online digital magazine.
In 2017 a short story called “Monstros” was launched in the Anthology from the TLS Series called “SILÊNCIO”. It was nominated for Best Short at Comic Con Portugal in 2018 and it won Best Story at Prémios Nacionais Amadora BD 2018. It was re-released in English at Comixology in December 2020.
I am currently working on two new comic books, one with Osvaldo Medina and another one with Nuno Rodrigues. I have no idea when they will be out.

As for videogames, they have always been a big part of my life. I have been working in videogames in one way or another since 1999. In 2006 I co-founded and co-managed Seed Studios where we produced several games including Toy Shop Tycoon and Aquatic Tales for the Nintendo DS. In 2011, Under Siege for the PlayStation3 was created. Under Siege was published in more than 60 countries in six different languages and was awarded the ZON Grand Prize Award, the ZON Multimedia Award and the Exame Informática Best Software of 2011.
In 2013 I directed, wrote and co-produced Murder in the Hotel Lisbon for Windows, Mac and Linux for my newly created company, Nerd Monkeys. In 2015 we re-launched it for iOS and Android devices.
From 2014 to 2016 I worked as a consultant, manager and designer with Science4You to create several educational videogames like Micro Dinos, Sparks – Mega Quiz and Smart Monkey among many others.
In 2017 I launched with Nerd Monkeys and Super Banana Games 3 little mobile games called Loopy Loops, Lab Run and Infinite Roads. In 2018 I finally launched the sequel to Murder in the Hotel Lisbon, entitled The Express Killer.
Murder in the Hotel Lisbon was ported to the Nintendo Switch and launched in 2020 and the Express Killer is on its way.

In 2019 and after an amazing 6 years of crazy projects I made the tough decision to leave Nerd Monkeys and leave it in the good hands of my good friend, Diogo.
Between 2017 and 2020 I co-produced and counseled the team for the project Out of Line for the PlayStation4, winner of the 2017 PlayStation Awards. Out of Line is coming out in 2021.

Between May 2019 and January 2020 I worked part-time as a Producer and Project Manager on OFF GRID, a Semaeopus videogame coming out in 2021.

Lectured at ESAD in Porto between 2006 and 2007 in a subject dedicated to videogames.
Lectured at Odd School in June 2012 for the “make:Videogames” masterclass.
Lectured at ETIC in May/June 2013 for the “Modelling and Texturing” class.
Responsible for the development and implementation of the videogames design Post-Graduation at Alquimia da Cor in Porto where I also lectured from January to Nov. 2013.
Briefly lectured at Flag Coimbra in 2016 for the “Advanced 3D Studio Max” class.
Briefly lectured at Etic Algarve in 2018 for the “Motions Graphics Animation” class.
From 2015 to 2019, lectured at ETIC as a tutor and teacher on the course “Animação e Videojogos  // BTEC HND”.

In 2018 I joined the Super Papo-Seco podcast team where, on a weekly basis, we talk about videogames and occasionally interview interesting people.

I am currently working full-time as a Producer on Avakin Life at Lockwood Publishing Lisbon and started lecturing a PG about Game Design in IADE University.

You can contact me through my email in the appropriate contacts page.


Cineblog: https://youtu.be/jADiaNU5-vY
RTP1 / Criar.pt (PT): https://www.rtp.pt/play/p5046/e383385/criar-pt
Killscreen: http://killscreendaily.com/articles/columns/make-or-break/
Average Gamer: http://www.theaveragegamer.com/2010/12/15/building-a-dev-studio-interview-with-felipe-pina/
Rua de Baixo (PT): http://www.ruadebaixo.com/filipe-pina-e-filipe-andrade_brk.html
Falar Global (PT): http://cmtv.sapo.pt/programas/falar_global/detalhe/20150709_1206_videojogos_made_in_portugal.html
Newspaper Público + video (PT): http://www.publico.pt/tecnologia/noticia/eles-fazem-videojogos-e-sao-muito-bons-nisso-1691866#
RTP Arena (PT): http://arena.rtp.pt/magazine-rtp-arena-25/


Videogames in Portugal at TEDx Barcelos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXY-_OkQqcY&feature=colike
Under Siege “Making off” at Odd School: http://vimeo.com/42418470
The art of Murder in the Hotel Lisbon at Microsoft GameDev Camp: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/GameDevCampPT/Game-Dev-Camp-Portugal-2014/A-arte-do-pixel-a-pixeliza-o-de-Inspector-Z-e-Robot-Palha-o-em-Crime-no-Hotel-Lisboa-VISUAL-ARTS-Tra


Lockwood Publishing: https://lockwoodpublishing.com/
Semaeopus: http://semaeopus.com/
Nerd Monkeys: http://www.nerdmonkeys.pt/
Seed Studios: http://www.seed-studios.com/
The Lisbon Studio: http://thelisbonstudio.blogspot.pt/
Science4you: http://www.science4you.pt/
Super Papo-Seco podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVrDd74m6SGKrd5uj2aXazY0DSGSaiRgn
IADE – https://www.iade.europeia.pt/cursos/posgraduacoes/game-design
Odd School: http://www.odd-school.com/pt
Alquimia da Cor: http://www.alquimiadacor.pt/
ESAD: http://esad.pt/
SPCV: http://www.spcvideojogos.org/
ETIC: http://www.etic.pt/
FLAG: http://www.flag.pt/

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