Aroon Tan has been in the virtual worlds / video games, 3D computer graphics and the animation industry since 1993. He took up his first management role at Virtual Reality Technologies in 1995, building multiplayer online virtual worlds and virtual reality (VR) simulations. By 1997, he was appointed Managing Director, and held a concurrent role as CEO of Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) developer Paraworld (APAC) from 2000 to 2001. In 2001 he founded Interactive Digital Dreams (IDD) to establish a platform and gateway for “digitally interactive” enterprises to access Asia Pacific markets. From 2004 to 2007, IDD formed a joint venture with European games developer / producer 10TACLE STUDIOS AG where he took the role of CEO (Asia Pacific). Magma Studios (2005) is his latest company in partnership with award winning writer, producer and director Chris Jones. Magma Studios combines the best of multiplayer online games, mobile applications, Augmented Reality (AR) and social networks to create exciting and engaging educational games, non-fiction MMOGs and Virtual World Role Playing Games (VWRPG) for the emerging 3D web, as well as virtual reality installations for museums and other clients with an educational mission. Aroon also held the role of President at the Games Exchange Alliance for 6 years, a non-profit organisation involved in expanding the capabilities and infrastructure of Asian game developers and service providers.
Specialties: Video Games, Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Digital Media - Development, Production, Publishing, Distribution, Licensing, Technologies & Investment.