Shainiel Deo

CEO, Halfbrick Studios



Shainiel Deo is CEO of Brisbane studio, Halfbrick the creators of the hit game Fruit Ninja which has been downloaded by more than 3.5 million people. He has over a decade of experience in various roles in the IT industry, with over seven years in game development. He has successfully developed a number of titles on different hardware platforms, including console game development across multiple platforms (Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, GBA, XBOX, PS2, and GCN). Shainiel was formerly the President of Electronic Games Queensland and currently serves on the Board of the Game Developers Association of Australia. When he isn’t jet-setting around the world speaking with other executives of the video game world, he can be found playing Fight Night or fishing in the mud with no shoes.