Mason Software Company is a dedicated consulting and software company. We help entrepreneurs launch and grow technology products and services in Japan and America.
In 1994 Bob Huntley started a small service company in the online gaming industry that grew and transformed into an international adventure. The company became a publicly traded Japanese corporation that still leads the Japanese media, ringtone, and mobile game markets today. After over 20 years in the gaming and software world in the US and Japan, together with longtime collaborator Diane Hummel, Mason Software Company was created to help launch a new generation of technology products and services. Here at Mason Software Company we love apps, games, hardware, and just generally improving life or making life more fun via technology. We accompany and invest in passionate entrepreneurs from all over the world. If that sounds like you, please get in touch!
Bob drives Mason Software Company's investment decisions, international partnerships and business advising. He enjoys teaching, cattle ranching, travel and cooking.
Diane is the organizational half of Mason Software Company, taking care of planning and project management. She is detail-oriented, tactful and keeps everyone on track.
DWANGO was selected by id Software for the dialup network to be included with their multiplayer games Doom, Doom II, Ultimate Doom, Final Doom, HeXen and Heretic.
Successfully negotiated with Activision to add Mech Warrior to the DWANGO multiplayer network.
Successfully negotiated with eidos to add Big Red Racing to the DWANGO multiplayer network.
Successfully negotiated with Westwood to add Command and Conquer to the DWANGO multiplayer network.
Successfully negotiated with Blizzard to add Warcraft II to the DWANGO multiplayer network.
Bob Huntley founded this company in Tokyo, Japan in August of 1997. It continues to this day as a successful publicly traded Japanese company. Bob continues to have a very close relationship with the Chairman, Nobuo Kawakami and they continue to collaborate on various projects for the Japanese video game market.
Owned by dwango japan, this video sharing web service has 50 million plus registered users.
Initial investor in dwango japan.
Successfully negotiated with Terminal Reality to add Terminal Velocity to the DWANGO multiplayer network.
Beginning 2016, Mason Software Company has a distribution relationship through LINKS with major retailers in the Japanese market.
dwango japan provided SEGA with dwango network support for it's SEGA RALLY 2 video game.
DWANGO was chosen by Microsoft as their low latency multiplayer solution for the Microsoft Internet Gaming Zone. Also Microsoft selected dwango japan as the technical solution for the Dreamcast multiplayer solution.
dwango japan was a technology partner for docomo's initial launch of it's i-mode service. As well as developing and publishing some of the most popular i-mode games.
Successfully negotiated with cavedog to add Total Annihilation to the DWANGO multiplayer network.
For the last few years we've been assisting the Chair of the Computer Science Department at Rice University with the COMP 460 class. This is a graduate level class for computer science students and graphic arts students. The students form seven to nine teams and pitch a game idea which they then build over a semester. We guide the students throughout the development of their projects and introduce them to the most up-to-date tech to help make their games a success. These students are extremely creative and motivated, and they love incorporating exciting new tech products into their games. If you have a product that can be used in the game industry and you'd like to make it available to young university talent, please contact us!
Share a photo with your friends and family by creating a fun word game. They get to guess your personalized caption!
Learn the ins and outs of some great Italian recipes in this one-on-one cooking class app with celebrated teacher and cookbook author, Giuliano Hazan.
The simplest and quickest way to let someone know you are thinking of them without starting a conversation. We collaborated with sports stars Crayton Bare and Grant Woodruff to promote this app.