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The team at Nasscom 2017, L to R: Paras, Avichal, Shruti, Ian and Anirudh
 

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Ian Maude

CO-FOUNDER & ART DIRECTOR

 

Known affectionately within the team as “Grandpa”, with over two decades of experience. Ian  gained a job as a junior 3D artist with the highly acclaimed Stainless Software (creators of Carmageddon), shortly after  graduating from the University of Teesside where he obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design & Illustration.

 

In the years preceding, Ian worked for some of the widely  known companies in the video games industry. Some of which  include Rockstar, Ubisoft, The Chinese Room and Acclaim, but  to name a few. He rose through the ranks becoming a Senior, Lead  Artist and most notably an Art Director for The Chinese Room where he oversaw  the prototype development for “Everyone’s Gone to the  Rapture”, which went on to win 3 Bafta awards.

 

Ian later become a lecturer in video game art at a Pune  institute where he met Shruti Ghosh and Avichal Singh who  would later team up, and ultimately created Nodding Heads  Games.

Shruti Ghosh
CO-FOUNDER & ART DIRECTOR

Attained a 1st Class degree in Fine Art from Rabindra Bharati  University. She specialises in hand painting and this can be  clearly seen in the game’s artstyle. Shruti comes with over a  decade of game dev experience having working on titles such  as Burn Out Open World & Dominator, VC Arts - Fantastic  Four etc and working as Art Manager for EA Games India for  titles - Bejeweled Blitz, Monopoly Slots and Tetris Blitz.

Avichal Singh

CO-FOUNDER, GAME DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER

 

Holds a Masters Degree in Game Design and Project  Management. Graduating with the top project at his college and participant of 12 game jams, Avichal joined Zynga, where he worked on IPs like Farmville and Empires and Allies. 

 

While at Zynga, he designed the top-selling asset for FarmVille. His asset for Cecil, the  South African lion infamously gunned down by an American  recreational hunter in 2015, touched the hearts of the farmville audiences. While this was a great sentimental asset it also brought $25,000 revenue to the game in just a week. Which is uncalled for one single asset, in the 8 year history of Farmville.
 

Avichal also worked on 200+ levels for Empires and Allies, along with veteran Game Designers Jeffrey Sondin from the San Francisco Zynga team. 

Avichal’s passion for indie game development saw his exit from Zynga, with an early game concept of Raji. Soon after pitching it to Ian and Shruti, not long after they would form Nodding Heads Games. The rest, as they say, is history.

Paras Chaudhary
LEAD PROGRAMMER

He has been working with Unreal Engine 4 since its release in 2014. He likes the company of dogs more than humans.

Dipam Bora

PROGRAMMER

Post graduated in Game Development from ICAT, Bangalore in 2016, also holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.

Himanshu Thakur

Animator

With keen eye for fluid and intricate motion, he has been producing animations at the studio for past four years. He is always open to learning new techniques and loves to work alongside the team, breathing life and personality to characters.

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Jalay Bhatti
TECH ARTIST

Is a hard working, enthusiastic team player. He has extensive knowledge of Unreal Engine 4, he’s also an avid gamer and enjoys cooking.

Shreyash Pai
3D ARTIST

Is  a 3D Environment Artist at NHGs, He met Shruti and Ian as a Student at DSK International Campus where he was studying for his Masters in Video Game Design and Art.

Himanshu Thakur
ANIMATOR

 

Anirudh Singh
Concept Artist

Hailing for Jaipur, India, Anirudh has been providing concept art, design solutions and visual development ideas to the video game, animation and live action industry.

David Chung

CONCEPT ARTIST
 

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