Shainiel Deo presented to Portable Talks audiences as part of the one-off Portable Presents Product Design conference, in early 2012. In Shainiel’s salon style presentation he explored the complexities of conceiving, designing, funding and launching online products to an international audience.

Shainiel is the CEO of Halfbrick Studios, one of the world’s most successful, and independent games design houses. He sits on the Board of the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) and was formerly the President of Electronic Games Queensland.

Shainiel successfully developed a number of titles from start to completion on different hardware platforms including console game development across multiple platforms (nintendo DS, Sony PSP, GBA, XBOX, PS2, GCN).

Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick’s major success story, finished at #2 on the iTunes store in 2011, with over 100 million downloads.