Mark has demonstrated a keen ability to spot new opportunities early and monetize them by building out the right teams and technology. His distinguished career includes co-founder of Visionary Design Technologies, Chief Technology Officer for VR-1 and Circadence which developed technology deployed to the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Joint Forces Command as well as founding three additional video game companies to-date; VR-1 Entertainment, Ketsujin Studios and Mobile Post Production. Mark’s many patents, 67 and counting, have greatly improved the network operations for companies such as British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Sony Networks, Microsoft and AOL all of whom deployed Mark’s technology platforms. But it is Mark’s love of video games that has inspired him to bring together a top team of industry veterans to build a new breed of publisher.
An industry pioneer who helped build Nintendo into a powerhouse. Recognized as a product strategists that set the product lineup that brought Nintendo to the top of the industry. He helped pioneer 3D gaming by bringing 3D rendering to the video game industry with the smash hits Donkey Kong Country and Killer Instinct, as well as introduction to 3D gaming to consoles with the development of the SuperFX chip and the hit game StarFox. Tony left Nintendo to team up with industry veteran David Jones and their first collaboration together was the creation of the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise, which is the biggest selling franchise of all time. Tony and Dave went on to create hits such as Crackdown for Xbox 360, All Points Bulletin (APB) as well as ChronoBlade for mobile which reached top five in the charts in two of the hottest mobile markets China and South Korea. Tony’s franchise building experience will be key while leading the publishing vision of Make It Games.