Henk B. Rogers

aka: Henk Brouwer Rogers, HBR, &HBR
Moby ID: 3523

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Henk Rogers (born December 24, 1953) is a video game designer and entrepreneur. He was born in Amsterdam and is of Dutch-Indonesian (Indo) descent. He moved to New York when he was eleven and attended Stuyvesant High School. He then studied computer science and role-playing games at the University of Hawaii.

Rogers moved to Japan during the late 1970's and established Bullet-Proof Software to publish Black Onyx (1984), which became the first role-playing game made in Japan.

In 1988 Rogers, with Nintendo's help, secured the exclusive rights to market Tetris on video game consoles. During the negotiations in Moscow, Rogers also became friends with the game's Russian author Alexey Pajitnov. In 1990 he helped Pajitnov move to the United States and set up a new company, AnimaTek, to develop new computer graphic technologies.

In 1996 Rogers moved from Japan to Hawaii, where he founded Blue Planet Software and The Tetris Company. Rogers founded Blue Lava Wireless in 2002 to develop mobile gaming software. The company was sold to Jamdat in 2005, along with a license to the mobile game trademark rights to Tetris.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (2020, Nintendo Switch) Chairman
Tetris 99 (2019, Nintendo Switch) Blue Planet Software Team
Tetris Effect (2018, PlayStation 4) Inspiration, Guidance, and Support
Tetris Ultimate (2014, PlayStation 4) Chairman
Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014, Nintendo 3DS) President
Tetris Blitz (2013, iPhone) Blue Planet Software Team
Tetris: Axis (2011, Nintendo 3DS) Chairman
Tetris (2010, Android) Blue Planet Software Team
Tetris Party Deluxe (2010, Wii) Chairman
Tetris Revolution (2009, BREW) Blue Planet Software
Tetris Party (2008, Wii) Chairman
Barbie: Team Gymnastics (2001, Windows) The CEO
Tetris Worlds (2001, Windows) Master Game Designer
The Next Tetris: On-Line Edition (2000, Dreamcast) Design Team
The Tetris (2000, PlayStation) Executive Producer
Magical Tetris Challenge (2000, Game Boy Color) BPS Staff (Special Thanks)
Kids Tetris (1999, Windows) Kid's Tetris Concept and Game Design
The Next Tetris (1999, PlayStation) Design Team
The New Tetris (1999, Nintendo 64) The New Tetris Game Concept
Tetris 4D (1998, Dreamcast) Executive Producer

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