Ricardo Pinto (born 1961 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a computer game programmer and fantasy author. His family moved to London when he was six and then to Dundee in Scotland. In 1979, he commenced a degree in Mathematics at the University of Dundee. In 1983, he moved to London to work as a programmer writing computer games. He moved back to Edinburgh and then to Bristol working on game design. He became interested in creating the plot for games and wrote Kryomek and Hivestone as support material for tabletop wargames.