People of Pontica - Riccardo Mazzocchi - Pontica Solutions

People of Pontica – Riccardo Mazzocchi

'We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.' - Calvin and Hobbes

Riccardo Mazzocchi, Gaming Advisor for Bandai Namco

My Story

I studied languages and worked as a translator for some time, and then tried my hand at videogame programming. Things weren’t working out, so I moved to Sofia over a year ago for better work opportunities and because I needed a fresh start and a new perspective on life. My first job wasn’t at all what was promised, so when I stumbled upon the Pontica Solutions ad for a position for Bandai Namco, I jumped head-first and applied. I’ve always wanted to get involved in something related to videogames, so I’m really happy to be here!


My Motivation

Being able to work in a field I’m passionate about makes work fun. You know how there’s a job from which you come home and you just want to go to bed and forget about the world? Well, this isn’t one of those! Apart from this great benefit, I feel very much at home with the people from my team, making them my second family.

Riccardo after work

I’m a man of simple taste. I play videogames, watch TV shows, listen to music (especially when doing chores around the house), and read sci-fi books. I also enjoy meeting and talking with new people as I believe you can always learn something from other people’s experiences.