The Tetris Company, Blue Planet Software, Tetris Online, Blue Lava Technologies, Avatar Reality, Blue Planet Foundation
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Casual Computer Games, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Photo Management, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage
Henk Rogers is a Dutch-Indonesian/American computer game designer, entrepreneur and renewable energy activist. He has lived in many places (Holland 11, New York 8, Hawaii 4, Japan 18, San Francisco 7 and now Hawaii 7 years). He designed and developed the first Role Playing game in Japan in 1983. He has started a number of software companies (Bullet-Proof Software, AnimaTek, Blue Planet Software, The Tetris Company, Tetris Holding, Blue Lava Wireless, Tetris Online, Blue Lava Technologies and Avatar Reality). He travelled to Moscow in 1989 to secure the Gameboy rights to Tetris. He and Tetris author, Alexey Pajitnov, formed Tetris Holding and now control the worldwide rights to Tetris. His latest ventures will revolutionize casual online gaming, digital photo management and everything we know about virtual worlds. Henk has also formed the Blue Planet Foundation, which is working to end the use of fossil fuels in Hawaii, but which will eventually work to end the use of all carbon based fuel on the planet. Henk and his Japanese wife Akemi, live in Hawaii, have four grown children (Maya, Julie, Michael and Leonard) and one granddaughter, Hannie.