Remember when Reggie Fils-Aime retired? Neither does he! The former Nintendo of America President officially retired from his position last year, but he did not disappear into a life of peace and quiet. If anything, it feels like Reggie has been even more active lately! He’s joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle, accepted a teaching position at Cornell, and he’s even trying to save the sinking ship that is GameStop. That’s just a fraction of what he’s been up to, and the list keeps growing. His latest adventure: a strategic advisor position at indie publisher Rogue Games.
Reggie becomes a strategic advisor
Following the announcement of his appointment to strategic advisor, Reggie issued the following statement:
When Rogue shared its console vision with me and I saw the first games that will be arriving this summer on platforms like Nintendo Switch, I was immediately impressed by the levels of ambition and innovation. I’m always on the lookout for fast-growing and innovative companies that are ready to shape the future of games and I’m excited to join Rogue in their mission to unite and simplify games publishing across all platforms.
About indie publisher Rogue Games
Rogue Games isn’t a huge name in the industry yet, but having Reggie on board can’t hurt. They publish games across mobile, consoles, and PC, including titles like Outsider: After Life and Hexaflip. Additionally, the indie publisher recently received $2 million in funding. While the bulk of that money came from venture capitalist firms like Runa Capital and Mighty Capital, there are also two surprise investors. Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott, superstars for the San Fransisco 49ers in the ’80s and ’90s, are among those with a stake in the company. Having $2 million in your pocket and Reggie as a strategic advisor isn’t a half-bad way to try to propel your company to the next level.