Former Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Strategic Content Director Shahid Kamal Ahmad left the company a while ago to follow the path of the indie game developer. Today we learn that he joined the advisory board of developer and publisher Double Elevent, known for having worked on games like the Pixeljunk Series, Goat Simulator, Prison Architect and quite a lot more.
Double Eleven’s CEO Mark South accompanied the announcement with a comment welcoming Ahmad to the team:
“Shahid’s incredible insight and background in the arena of independent development and publishing is overwhelmingly beneficial to Double Eleven; we’re so pleased to welcome him to our advisory board. “Shahid’s role in elevating independent games as a whole to the mainstream audience is remarkable, so it’s a great honor to have his guidance as Double Eleven continues to grow in the games space. Equally, and more personally, he is one of the hardest working people I know and his character has shown integrity and honesty throughout. I’m both proud and honoured that we’re able to work together.”
Ahmad himself commented:
“I’m honoured to be invited to Double Eleven’s Advisory Board. Having worked with the Double Eleven team on numerous projects while at PlayStation. I was struck by their technical excellence, their commitment to quality and their devotion to delivering great experiences to video games players. Double Eleven are relentlessly driven and their many excellent qualities will I’m sure propel them to greater success as they expand their publishing ambitions.”
It’ll definitely be interesting to see where this collaboration will lead. Considering his role as advisor, this shouldn’t prevent Ahmad to work on his own games. I’m still quite curious to see what he’ll release down the line.