Ron Britvich (known as Protagonist in Active Worlds) is the founder and a former developer of AlphaWorld and later Active Worlds from 1995 to 1998.
Protagonist won in the Lifetime Achievement category in the 1999 Cy Awards.
http://www.mauz.info/awhistory.html - Mauz's Active Worlds History Page
http://roderickmoyes.50megs.com/brit1.html - Searching for Ron Britvich by Roderick Moyes
http://www.awportals.com/history/ - AWPortals History Database
http://www.tnlc.com/eep/aw/history.html - Eep's Active Worlds History Page
http://www.synergycorp.com/nwt/ - New World Times
http://www.digibarn.com/collections/notes-designs/alphaworld-britvich/index.html - Photos of Ron's design notes of Alphaworld