Chief Chimps – Our Core Team Members
Details: Shailesh Prabhu brings over 7 years of experience in the video game industry and a terrific understanding of game design. Shailesh worked as a lead game designer and producer for various high profile titles such as; I-Play’s Maria Sharapova Tennis, Laurel and Hardy in Pie Wars 3D, Kickshot Pool 3D, Archie in Tomato Pulp Fiction 3D, Bowling Babes 3D and many more. He also set-up and lead the game development team at Nazara technologies which was responsible for researching cutting edge 3D mobile game technology and delivering games on the same for the global market. Shailesh recently won the International Young Interactive Entrepreneur 2008 India award (IYIE 2008). Shailesh was also a finalist of a year-long entrepreneurship program organized by the British Council and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B), called Creative Future 2007 program. It was a program to identify the top entrepreneurs from the creative sectors in India. All finalists attended a very unique 3 week long course at the IIM-B (one of the top B-schools in the world) catered for management in the creative industries. Having taken all these rich experiences, he has now set-up Yellow Monkey Studios.
a.k.a. “Green Beret”
Details: Manu Thomas brings over 7 years of experience as a game programmer extraordinaire. He has worked on several technologies including iPhone, BREW, DirectX, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Mascot Micro 3D and also on Nintendo DS Homebrew libraries. His skills is clearly visible in the games he created viz.. Maria Sharapova Tennis (brew), Ten Pin Terror(PC), Velocity (PC), Laurel Hardy – Pie Wars 3D (brew), Little Master Sachin (brew) and lot more… He has worked as most important team member at Jump Games, Aurona Technologies, Dhruva Interactive, Nazara Games. Now as a Tech Lead @ Yellow Monkey Studios, he has started training and building his tech team to create some awesome games.
Details: Krishna has over 3 years of experience in the animation industry, but above all he brings incredible energy and enthusiasm to the team. He keeps himself in touch with the latest of the indie game development world. He has a great sense of gameplay and comes up with a lot of ideas. He believes that there is a game hidden in everything around us. He dabbles in programming as well and can quickly whip up prototypes for new ideas.