The success of blockchain-based video game companies is still very much up in the air, with the arena mostly unexplored save for a handful of pioneering entrepreneurs. Looking to make a mark on this digital frontier is Planet Digital Partners, a new publisher seeking to leverage the flexibility of blockchain to create, market, and distribute games. Due to the relative uncertainty of blockchain’s plausibility as a business tool, new companies rich in industry experience are more likely to find success.
Luckily, experience is something Planet Digital definitely has.
Founded in 2018, Planet Digital Partners is helmed by Steve Grossman, who has over 30 years of experience in the communications industry, including a tenure at Nintendo as the Executive Producer of the Nintendo World Championships. Grossman is joined by other games industry veterans, such as Kelly Sumner, former CEO of Guitar Hero creator RedOctane, and Chris Deering who served as president of Sony PlayStation Europe for ten years.