Henk Rogers

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Henk Rogers
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Born (1953-12-24) 24 December 1953 (age 65)
OccupationVideo game designer, entrepreneur

Henk Rogers (born 24 December 1953) is a Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur. He is known for producing Japan's first major turn-based role-playing video game The Black Onyx, securing the rights to distribute Tetris on video game consoles where the game found popularity, and as the founder of Bullet-Proof Software (now called Blue Planet Software) and The Tetris Company, which licenses the Tetris trademark. Nowadays, he serves as Managing Director of The Tetris Company.[1]

In 2007, Rogers founded Blue Planet Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on activities of advocacy, building awareness and fostering action for clean energy in Hawaii.[2] In 2015, the foundation led the campaign to make Hawaii the first state in the nation with a 100% renewable energy law.[3][4][5]

Rogers also serves as Chairman of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) and owner of Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), a 1,200 square-foot Mars analog habitat on Mauna Loa.[6][7] PISCES' core mission is to develop and grow an aerospace industry in Hawaii through applied research, workforce development and economic development initiatives.[8]


  1. ^ "Tetris Press". Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  2. ^ "About". Blue Planet Foundation. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  3. ^ "100% Renewable Energy". Blue Planet Foundation. 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  4. ^ Lincoln, Mileka. "Gov. Ige signs bill setting 100 percent renewable energy goal for state". https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com. Retrieved 2019-06-08. External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ Foundation, Blue Planet. "HISTORIC: Hawaii enacts nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement". prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  6. ^ "HI-SEAS". HI-SEAS. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  7. ^ "Henk Rogers". International MoonBase Alliance. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  8. ^ "About | PISCES Hawaii". Retrieved 2019-06-08.

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