Henk Rogers, Co-Founder of Avatar Reality, will take on a more integral role with the day to day operations of the company as its new CEO, effective April 18, 2011. Rogers is widely respected with a proven track record of success. He is best known for revolutionizing the videogame industry by bringing Tetris to the United States and world market. His career began almost 30 years ago, when he programmed and self-published Japan's first role-playing game (RPG), The Black Onyx, which became the #1 title in the country.
"I believe that the full potential of the Blue Mars platform and technology has yet to be realized," said Rogers. "With this, I am excited about the innovation to come, and am fully committed to the success of the company and Blue Mars."
"We are thrilled that Henk will take on an expanded, more active role at Avatar Reality," said Co-Founder Kazuyuki Hashimoto, who will continue as President. "Our team, the product, and the Blue Mars community will all benefit from his vision, leadership and experience. With the recent success of Blue Mars Mobile, our first iOS application, and some new, breakthrough technology in the pipeline, this is an exciting time in the history of our company."
Welcome, Henk! We're happy to have you. Onward and upward to Blue Mars!