Shahid Ahmad, the former director of strategic content at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has joined the Double Eleven advisory board, where he will counsel the studio as its continues its growth plan to become a full-service publishing house in addition to a develpoment studio, the company announced.
Double Eleven recently brought Goat Simulator to consoles, as well as Limbo to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and Nom Nom Galaxy to PlayStation 4. The studio is also working on the console versions of Prison Architect, as well as unannounced titles.
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Mark South, COO at Double Eleven
“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.”
“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.”