Thursday, August 21, 2008

Judges profile

Every year, we are very honoured to have revered industry professionals to serve in our panel of judges. Here are the profile for some of them! More coming up soon!

Christopher Teksey, " I'm an Australian who traveled and lived all over the world for a number of years before deciding that I did not want to grow up but needed a career so I decided to turn a hobby in game design into a career and become a game designer. Originally educated and trained as a Biochemist and Molecular biologist at the University of Melbourne I have now been at Electronic Arts for 4 years and have just recently relocated to Singapore from Vancouver Canada were I worked on a number of titles including FIFA, Rugby, Cricket, Fight Night round 3 (PS3) and most recently a new IP FaceBreaker. "

Jean-Sebastien Mouret “ I’m the Lead Gameplay programmer at Ubisoft Singapore. I have worked in several Ubisoft studios, mostly on Tom Clancy games such as Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Splinter Cell Double Agent, the upcoming End War and Splinter Cell Conviction. I have a passion for working closely with creative directors and game designers, trying to transform their weirdest ideas into games. ”

Allan Simonsen is the Technical Director of Boomzap Ptd Ltd, a Singapore-based Casual Games Developer. He's been working in the games industry since 1999, including stints in Scotland, Malaysia and Singapore, mostly working as Technical Director or Lead Programmer. Allan's the Coordinator for the International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) Singapore, who're serving as a focal-point for local developers. He's a frequent lecturer at conferences and at IHLs, believing that the best way to build passion for Game Development is to work with students, and show them the fun and challenges in making games for a living. Allan firmly believes that life is not a zero-sum game."

Theo Sanders is the Vice-President of Products at Razer, a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals. Previously, he was a Producer at Blizzard Entertainment. Theo coded his first game
in BASIC on a ZX Spectrum 128K computer in 1988 and has been involved with gaming as a hobby, and later as a profession, ever since.

1 comment:

alex said...

The other two judges are Professor Henry Jenkins (MIT/Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab): and Chris Soh (Singapore Gamers' Association).