Shiraz Akmal

Game Credits

Business

The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (2005)   (Director of Development)
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (2004)   (Director)
 

Production

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (2004)   (Director)
The Incredibles (2004)   (Director)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003)   (Project Director)
Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (2002)   (Project Lead)
 

Design

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (2004)   (Director of Development)
Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (2002)   (Director of Technology)
 

Programming/Engineering

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (2004)   (Director of Technology)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003)   (Director of Technology)
Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (2002)   (Lead Programmer)
Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000)   (Programmers)
 

Technology

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (2004)   (Director of Technology)
 

Support

The Incredibles (2004)   (Director of Development)
 

Thanks

Disney•Pixar Cars (2006)   (Special Thanks)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Atta... (2004)   (Additional Thanks To)
 

Other

Frontlines: Fuel of War (2008)   (Vice President of Operations-PD)
 


Developer Biography

Shiraz spends his time exploring, building and living at the intersection of technology and creativity.

Shiraz heads up business and product development for DreamWorks DreamLab and aspects of DreamWorks Technology Initiatives focusing on identifying, investing, and creating the next generation of entertainment products and platforms.

Shiraz is also the founder and CEO of Playwala a publishing network that connects people, games and commerce. Playwala's exclusive game distribution network reaches 130 million user per month.

Prior to DreamWorks and Playwala, Shiraz spent 9 years at mega publisher THQ as Vice-President of Operations-Product Development, established THQ China, founded the XDG division and was founding member of THQ's Heavy Iron Studios (acquired in August 99).

Shiraz's career highlights include directing a string of multi million selling video game titles including Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and Scooby-Doo! He was also involved in programming several genre-defining products such as, You Don't Know Jack, The Netshow and the After Dark screen saver. His first video game (Hover Blade) was published at age 17 on the Apple IIgs.

Shiraz has a strong technology and creative background, excellent management skills at all levels and is an active entrepreneur.

Last updated: May 17, 2015