When asked what to talk about, Rocket Jump Events organiser Dan threw a long list of topic suggestions at Shahid. From serious to playful, creative storytelling to valuable experience sharing. Shahid's daring reply was "Okay, let's do all of it". This is going to cover a lot of ground in a fast-paced talk on all things games from a true industry veteran, we can't wait!
Ultimatum Games, Founder
Shahid has been named one of Games Industry International's Top 10 Persons of the Year and 100 Top Influencers in the British Games Industry, Develop's 25 People that Changed Games, featured in MCV's Brit List 100 and was awarded Develop's prestigious Publishing Hero award.
Irrepressibly enthusiastic and driven, Shahid is widely recognised for playing a pivotal role in opening up PlayStation to the development community and transforming its image. Shahid gained a peerless reputation for relationship building and business development, securing titles like No Man's Sky, Boundless and Velocity 2X for PlayStation.
In his final year at PlayStation, he secured a string of VR titles, including Robinson and Battlezone. From his inspiring public talks, it was always clear that his heart lay in development, so at the peak of his career, he returned to what he started in 1982: Programming video games, solo.
Shahid podcasts on "Remaster" at Relay FM, plays bass guitar (sometimes at public talks) and runs the inspirational Beyond the Final Boss site. He is currently making an unannounced VR game as the founder of Ultimatum Games Ltd.