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David Lalonde Appointed as Head of Mobile Service Line at Room 8 Group

David Lalonde Appointed as Head of Mobile Service Line at Room 8 Group

Room 8 Group, a global leader in external art production & game development, has announced the appointment of David Lalonde as the Head of Mobile Service Line. In his new role at Room 8 Group, David will be overseeing the growth strategy of the service line and ensuring the success of its existing and new studios.

David Lalonde has over 14 years of experience in the game industry. Since 2014, he held leadership positions—Lead Producer and Director of Publishing. A game enthusiast, David has experience in all stages of game production: development, engineering, management, and strategic business development. Over the course of his career, David has released over 100 titles, 50 F2P games among them.

I’m excited to be joining Room 8 Group at this crucial point in the company’s growth. As Head of Mobile Service Line, I’ll be focused on developing a growth strategy that aligns with Room 8 Group’s vision, while overseeing existing studios, launching new ones and handling M&A deals. My aim is to lead the service line to success, while ensuring legal compliance and providing strategic support to the studios.

David Lalonde, Head of Mobile Service Line at Room 8 Group

David has skillfully managed complex partnership projects with Japan’s most significant game dev companies and developed a game distribution strategy for the US and European markets.

We’re thrilled to welcome David to our executive team. His extensive experience and approaches to strategy align with Room 8 Group’s goals. We have a lot of faith in Mobile Service Line and we’re excited to see how David will contribute to the growth and success of the Group.

Sviatoslav Pohrebnoi, Room 8 Group 

Room 8 Group’s Mobile Service Line was formed prior to the launch of Solid Bash — a prominent video game development studio with a focus on mobile platforms — in August 2022. Solid Bash team’s portfolio consists of over 130 developed, co-developed, and ported titles for prominent game dev companies, including Annapurna Interactive, G5, Mythical Games, Papumba, Rovio, SEGA, Ubisoft, and more.

Room 8 Group recently announced the promotion of Matthew Zoern as the Head of Studio at Solid Bash. With over 20 years in gaming and entertainment, Zoern was one of the people behind cementing Solid Bash’s course to focusing on mobile platforms.

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