About Us

Hi! We are Third Pie Studios! We strive to make games with depth that are accessible for all ages. We are currently working on our first game, 


Colonies of Cataria!


We are committed to creating imaginati on, connection, excitement, and self-discovery. Our mission is to create a quality experience that inspires growth.


Ashley Rivardo

2D Environmental Artist

Ashley is a visual development artist and character designer with a passion for fun colors and storytelling! She knows all about design principles, shape language, and how to continue improving herself through challenges. Most importantly, she loves working with creative people and finding new friends to grow with, and to talk about animation, cute animals, and anything related to Star Wars/Spider-Man!

Eduardo Robert

3D Environmental Artist

Eduardo Robert is a 3D artist who is always working to earn his start in the game industry. Graduating from George Mason’s Computer Game Design program, Eduardo spent much of his time inside and outside of class pushing his 3D art skills to the next level. He enjoys spending time learning new workflows and techniques he can apply to his art. Besides 3D art, Eduardo enjoys spending his free time either playing videogames or watching movies with friends.

Faustine Lin

2D Artist (Characters, UI, Environments)

Faustine is an artist who majored in Illustration and has been fascinated with art and games ever since she was young. Her interest in the gaming/entertainment industry pushes her to improve her artistic skills in hopes that she can help create amazing artwork for video games that will reach out and impact many people of all ages. Besides drawing and video games, her other favorite things in life include sharks, aliens, and shopping! On the days that you won't see her drawing, you can probably catch her online playing League of Legends.

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Sam Hall

3D Character Artist, Technical Art Lead

Sam is an enthusiastic Team Player with a passion for problem solving, specializing in 3D Character Development. She is a workhorse that strives for excellence, integrity, and innovation, while pushing her limits as a game artist, life-long learner, and teammate. In short, Sam is a game enthusiast with a coffee addiction and some very, very good friends.  She is honored to be working alongside her TPS team.

Nick Rotolo

Animator and Rigger

Nick is a 3D character animator working to earn his place in the animation industry. A dedicated student of animation even after graduation, Nick strives to make things that people will be inspired by. His deep appreciation for film, performance, and storytelling drive him towards achieving excellence in his field. Nick always wants to learn as much as he can to better propel the work he creates. He is passionate about bringing people together! Nick is a lover of nerd culture, Dungeons and Dragons, many artistic hobbies, and long hikes up a beautiful mountainside.

J.P. Pressley

Social Media and Marketing Manager

A recent graduate of Lindenwood University’s MFA in Writing program, J.P. Pressley is simply striving to be all he can be on this earth. The founder of The Young & Rising—a website featuring advice and guidance for young professionals, by young professionals—Pressley is a writer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and an asthmatic former two-sport college athlete (basketball and track). Is he a jock-ish nerd or a nerdy jock? The world may never know.

Suhaib Asaad

Foundational Programmer

Suhaib currently lives in the United Arab Emirates and has been developing games for a year now. He works on everything from importing the art into the game, programming the gameplay, and creating the servers. He enjoys working on games but he also enjoys playing games and watching streamers play games just as much. He is always excited to show his work and receive feedback.

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Alex McCord

CEO, Director, Designer

Alex founded Third Pie Studios to bring together a team to create a singular vision: a fun game. Alex is passionate about creation and turning visions into reality. He has been crafting stories on multiple platforms for years, and now turns to video games for story telling. Alex wears many hats but crafting the story and lore behind Cataria has been his biggest delight so far.

Nicole Gabriel

COO, Producer, Project Manager

Nicole loves to work with teams of people to be creative and make impactful art. Having studied theatre, music, and art history, she discovered a new creative passion in video games by watching Alex play games like Uncharted and The Last of Us. Perfectly balanced as all things should be, Nicole loves to marry her analytical side with her visionary side in her roles at TPS. Outside of work, Nicole loves science-fiction, food, metaphysics (ontology and phenomenology, especially), and clouds.

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