Phil Robinson has joined Rising Star Games to take charge of its US arm.
He takes on the role of vice president at the newly-formed Rising Star Games Inc, leaving his most recent position as head of comms at Tradewest Games. MCV revealed that the UK publisher was opening a US division back in January.
Robinson previously helped establish Midway Games in the UK and Europe. At Rising Star, he will be responsible for bringing the publisher’s titles to North America, starting with 360 shooter Akai Katana this spring.
“I’m thrilled to have joined Rising Star Games,” said Robinson. “Having heard about the future plans, I jumped at the chance of being involved in helping build the RSG Inc foundations.
MD Martin Defries added: “I am delighted that we have found someone of the highest calibre and experience to join the RSG family and to be the first employee of our venture in the USA.
“Our goal is to hit the ground running in the USA and with Phil Robinson we are ensured of maximum energies and efforts to achieve that.”