Meet the Team

Star Realms is brought to you by White Wizard Games — a team of seasoned gamers dedicated to crafting fun and exciting game experiences.

Rob Dougherty, CEO

Rob Dougherty was the co-founder, co-designer and COO of the award-winning deckbuilding game, Ascension. Launched in 2010, Ascension became a worldwide success, claiming numerous gaming awards including iOS Game of the Year 2011 and iPad Game of the Year 2011. He is also a professional Magic: the Gathering player, both a Pro Tour Champion and Hall of Fame recipient. For the past 15 years he has also acted as an official organizer for some of the game’s biggest tournament events.

Darwin Kastle, Creative Director

Darwin Kastle is a Magic Pro Tour Champion and a member of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. He is the designer of The Battle for Hill 218 and Space Station Assault. He’s also worked as a designer and a developer on games such as Ascension, VS System, EpicTCG and Battleground: Fantasy Warfare.  Darwin is the lead designer of Star Realms and the head of flavor and art direction.

Tan Thor Jen, Head of Digital

Thor Jen is the founder of Decked Studios, producer of the Decked Builder and Decked Drafter line of mobile apps. He is also the original author of Apprentice, the first program to allow gamers to play Magic: the Gathering over the internet (officially acknowledged and licensed by Wizards of the Coast).

Vito Gesualdi, Graphic Designer

Vito Gesualdi is the owner and editor-in-chief of the popular Magic: the Gathering fansite He has previously contributed designs to the mobile apps Decked Drafter and Yu-Go-Builder, as well as the Xbox Live title Ranger Wars.