The 2023 NYX Game Awards' Grand Jury Panel comprises seasoned gaming industry experts and enthusiasts who play a pivotal role in determining the year's top gaming achievements.
Anton Söderhäll earned his Film/Cinema/Video Studies degree from the University of Gävle in 2008. Over the years, he has refined his skills and now boasts significant expertise as an executive producer in the entertainment industry. He possesses a strong aptitude for arts and design, character animation, cinematics, digital human creation, team leadership, and business development.
Söderhäll embarked on his career 16 years ago, initially as a Director and Producer for music videos and commercials. Afterward, he transitioned to projects involving Motion Capture and full CG animation. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the production of more than 50 successful AAA game titles, in addition to various film, commercial, and interactive ventures. His primary focus has been on Digital Human creation, Performance Capture, and crafting engaging narratives. Anton remains committed to pushing creative and technical boundaries, continually evolving in his field.
In 2015, Xianzhe Li, along with two other partners, established WhisperGames. Originally focused on game localization, WhisperGames has since evolved into a prominent PC and console publishing company in China. The company's publishing portfolio encompasses a diverse range of games, including but not limited to titles like Disco Elysium, Wildermyth, Conan Exiles, Gamedec, CrossCode, and Bridge Constructor Portal.
Li possesses a remarkable talent for not only spotting outstanding game titles but also discerning their innate potential. His keen eye for detail extends to identifying standout features in game design and staying attuned to the latest advancements in game technology. Li's insights span across Asia and have a global reach. He has meticulously assessed and an impressive array of more than 10,000 games. This breadth of exposure to a wide spectrum of games has not only honed his ability to recognize excellence but has also provided him with invaluable insights into the gaming industry.
Harivardan Jayaraman is a seasoned leader with over a decade of expertise in developing consumer and financial products. Currently serving as the Head of Product for Facebook Notifications, he is dedicated to creating value-driven solutions for a user base of 2 billion daily users. Prior to this role, he accumulated a wealth of experience in the gaming industry at companies like Kabam and Zynga.
During his tenure at Kabam, he was instrumental in crafting core user experiences that facilitated engagement with popular games such as "Marvel: Contest of Champions," which consistently ranked among the top 10 games on the App Store. Additionally, at Zynga, he held the position of Director of Product, where he focused on growth and acquisition strategies, overseeing the development of products across various beloved gaming franchises.
The Grand Jury Panel of the 2023 NYX Game Awards is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to introduce a multitude of games that have the potential to be groundbreaking in the gaming industry.
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