After studying biology at Turin's university, Alessio Cavatore has moved to the UK at age 25 to work as a translator for Games Workshop Ltd..
One year later he became a games developer, and has continued to do that job for the last fifteen years. For Games Workshop he has worked on several game systems and supplements, like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer 40,000 and the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.
He is now the managing director of the company he co-founded, River Horse Ltd., in order to publish games of his own making. The first one is Shuuro, soon followed by Turanga, Loka, The Tarot of Loka and the latest 'Terminator Genisys – the miniatures game'. In 2016, he will be releasing Labyrinth, a game based on the movie.
River Horse also provides game design, layout, graphic design and crowdfunding services for wargames companies, like Mantic (Kings of War) and Warlord Games (Bolt Action).