By Carla Kalogeridis
Not many people have a life exciting enough to be made into a movie. Henk Rogers, president of the Tetris Company and a pioneer in the video game industry, watched his life unfold on the big screen on March 15 when Tetris premiered at the SXSW Film Festival with very positive reviews from audiences and critics alike. Two weeks later, the movie — which is based on Rogers’s real-life adventure turning the little-known Tetris game into an international phenomenon in the 1980s — debuted on Apple TV+.
Rogers, who tells Real Leaders that he “just wanted the real story to come through,” says the popularity of the movie is opening new doors for his true passion: helping the world reach a commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2045.
Rogers founded Blue Planet Alliance, whose mission is to get islands and countries around the world to legislatively mandate a commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The organization works with governments, businesses, and individuals in growing a global movement to reduce the negative impact on the planet and helping humans get in harmony with nature. He also founded Blue Planet Energy, a global leader in renewable energy storage systems, and the International Moonbase Alliance, an organization working on building sustainable settlements on the Moon and Mars.