Shahid Kamal Ahmad

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Current Work

  • Founded Ultimatum Games Ltd. in 2015, a small, distributed games development outfit
  • Non Exec Director at Double 11 Ltd
  • Mentor to PlayStation Talents in Iberia
  • Creative England mentor
  • MOBO Trustee
  • Remaster podcast host
  • Public Speaker



  • Named one of the top 10 “Persons of the Year” by Games Industry International
  • Named one of the “25 people that changed games” by Develop Online
  • Named one of Britain’s Top 100 Influencers in the games industry by Games Industry International
  • Appeared in MCV’s Brit List 100
  • Winner of the Develop Publishing Hero Award in 2014
  • Commissioned OlliOlli, winner of BAFTA for Best Sports Game of 2015
  • Commissioned Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, winner of 5 BAFTA awards in 2018
  • Champion of Innovation Finalist, Game Horizon
  • Game Advocacy 50 over 50

Beyond the Final Boss

Beyond the Final Boss encourages people from the games industry who were bullied when they were young to talk about how they’ve achieved success, respect, peace and more. Through these examples, we want to give youngsters who are being bullied hope that it can and does get better, sometimes much, much better. I had the privilege of speaking about this initiative at GDC in San Francisco.


One Reply to “About”

  1. Great article you published yesterday on the MacBook Pro (in name only). I only wish that Apple would actual listen to pundits like you. Unfortunately, it is rare when Apple admits they were wrong. Oh well, it was a good try. d.

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