Rising Star Games Inc., a UK-based publisher of video games, has expanded across the Atlantic with the opening of North American headquarters. The company has appointed Phil Robinson as vice president of operations for new office. He will oversee all operations, secure American and Canadian distribution and publishing agreements and work closely with the European team to ensure a smooth extension to the Rising Star brand.
"Phil's background gives us the ability to hit the ground running and bring our lineup to the US market swiftly and effectively," said Martin Defries, managing director of Rising Star Games.
Robinson most recently served as the head of communications at Tradewest Games, and before that, helped set up Midway Games' entrance into the UK and European markets. With more than a decade of video game industry experience, Robinson will bring his knowledge of working on some of the most recognized brands in the industry to Rising Star's US operation.