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, one of MCV’s Brit List 100 and received Develop’s Publishing Hero award for his team’s role in opening PlayStation up to developers and for commissioning No Man’s Sky, Hellblade, The Persistence, Velocity 2X, Hotline Miami, Rogue Legacy and over a hundred others. The Strategic Content initiative helped to establish countless developer and publisher success stories.
Having spent 40 years in the video games industry, Shahid leads Game Operations for DeepWell DTx, coaches developers for PlayStation Talents, scouts for Team 17, makes games (currently Chimera 2), helps others make games (Floor 13: Deep State), advises on the Starl Metaverse project, podcasts on «Remaster» for Relay FM and is on the advisory board of the BGI. He is the author of the Twitter viral sensation «Code is Just». In his spare time, Shahid likes to make music.