Get To Know ID: Nick Zuclich, Program Manager

It’s time for another team profile! Let’s have a chat with our program manager, Nick Zuclich.

What is your name?

Nick Zuclich.

What is your quest?

To continue working with independent developers to bring amazing games to the Xbox platform! Also I want to go skydiving but can find no one to go with me ☹

What is your favorite color?


What other names do you go by?

Zick Nuclich.

What is your alignment?

Chaotic Good.

Do you have a familiar?

I have one of the softest cats in all of the lands. Her name is Dori. Behold the regal fluff!

What kind of video games do you like to play?

I’m big into artsy games that tell a meaningful and impactful story. Games that really make you think. I feel that video games are the highest form of art, as they encompass different disciplines ranging from storytelling to sound design/music to animation, programming and beyond. They really run the gamut, and with new technologies the experiences will only become more powerful.

I genuinely love all types of games (aside from most traditional sports titles)!

What kind of music do you listen to?

I really don’t know how to answer this… Let’s just say multi-genre electronic music with some of the following hashtags: #downtempo #glitch #ambient #bass #instrumental #braindance #melodic #fieldrecordings #midtempo #electroacoustic #experimental #ancientfuture #uptempo #thoughtful #atmospheric #spacious #soundscapes #grooves #texturalatmospheres #funk

Essentially, I listen to a majestic blend of overblown hyperbole and meaningless adjectives that actually have nothing to do with music. The music lands in your ear like a dolphin gracefully diving into the surface of the ocean after doing a triple backflip in front of the setting sun.

What kind of books do you read?

Mostly sci-fi! I recently finished the Silo series (amazing) and am currently about to finish the first book in The Broken Earth trilogy (also amazing!). I realize that neither of these are sci-fi, so let’s add fantasy, alternate reality, post modernism and futurism to the list. I make sure to set aside time to read daily.

Do you have a secret skill that few people know about?

I am a cat whisperer. Every cat loves me. It’s weird but totally awesome.

What’s your favorite random fact about yourself?

I have one hiccup pretty much every hour. People call me the pterodactyl.

Where can people find you on the Internet?

@NickZuclich on Twitter. My gamertag is NickZ.



Suzanne Wallace
ID@Xbox Community Manager