Hetal Bhatt – Marketing Manager

Hetal (rhymes with “metal”) handles the frontmost end at Black Gate Games, running social media, blogging, and PR operations.


No stranger to Platino, Hetal was the publicity engineer at Lanica, from whom Black Gate acquired the game engine. He got his start in mobile gaming prior to that at Ansca Mobile, creators of the Corona SDK. In less geekier endeavors, he also has headed publicity/social media for clothing brands, musicians, and even an ice cream company.


Hetal has degrees from Stanford University and the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, both of which are collecting impressive amounts of dust somewhere in his parents’ closet.