Classic Gaming Expo Distinguished Guest:
Mr. Roger Hector has been - and continues to be - a prominent member of the video game fraternity. During his many years in the video game industry, he has created and produced over 100 titles including many landmark franchises.
He got his start at Atari in 1976, where he worked on Super Breakout, Battlezone and
Warlords. He was later promoted to Director of Advanced Products producing
Cosmos holography games.
In 1982, he founded Videa with several other Atari alums, where he contributed to
Meltdown, a VCS game that was to be published by Fox Video Games but never saw the light of day because of the Crash of 1983. Videa was acquired by Nolan Bushnell's Sente Corporation in 1983. As Senior VP of Engineering, he was responsible for the arcade hits
Snake Pit, Hat Trick, Night Stocker and Mini Golf among others.
He later moved onto work as an Executive Producer at Electronic Arts, where he oversaw
John Madden Football, Jordan Vs. Bird: 1 on 1, Zany Golf,
PGA Tour, and Skate or Die. In 1989, he joined Disney Software as Director of Product Development. Games to his credit include
Mickey's Castle of Illusion, Duck Tales, and Animation Studio.
Sega came knocking on his door in 1992, so he joined the venerable company as Vice President/General Manager of the company's Sega Technical Institute. There, he oversaw the
Sonic the Hedgehog series and Comix Zone.
Mr. Hector was President of Universal Studios Digital Arts, producing Xena Warrior Princess, and later was Sr. VP of Development for Namco Bandai Games America.
He is currently developing new startup groups in the mobile space pioneering new technology for entertainment.