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  • Fluent in English
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • CEO, Neogence Studios
  • Some College
  • From All over, military brat.
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About Me


I want to set foot on each continent, and visit more than 100 countries.


Robert is the author of MMO EVOLUTION (ISBN 978-1-84728-679-6) and an authority in the design, development, production, operations, community development and management of persistent immersive environments, massively multiplayer online games, and large scale online communities.

Robert is a visionary and entrepreneur who is dedicated to pushing the technological and design boundaries for online interactive and immersive environments. His career started in 1992 at the first virtual reality entertainment company in the US. Over the years, he has gained broad and in-depth experience in project direction and executive management with a number of start-ups.

With more than a 14 years of experience, he is a multi-talented individual with a strong combination of Business, Design, and Technical skills. Recognized as an "Internet Gaming Pioneer" by Advertising Age Magazine in 1996, Robert was also called "a Founding Father of the Digital Nation" in 1998 by The Raleigh News & Observer while he was designing an immersive 3D interface to the Internet.

Robert writes a game industry blog at under the pseudonym "Nicodemus", and is an occasional guest on internet radio shows. He is available to speak or write as a guest for any industry related show, conference, column, roundtable, or discussion.


World Travel! Reading, Fencing (epee/foil), Photography, Kyudo, Writing, Haiku, Tenor Saxophone, World History, Culture, Fresh Coffee, New Friends.

Other stuff: ideavisioning, patterns and trend development, think-tanks, ultratech innovation and engineering, global business advancement, virtual reality, virtual communities, cybersociology, game technology leveraged in government/education/military/training/industry sectors, artificial intelligence and artificial life, evolutionary computation, and robotic advancements in cybernetic and biotech markets, and anime.

  • culture
  • writing
  • design
  • photography
  • education
  • coffee
  • technology
  • news
  • anime
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • fencing
  • business
  • teaching
  • engineering
  • entrepreneurship
  • history

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hrm, lots of things. The first that comes to mind was visiting Berlin before the wall came down.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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