ROOM 8 GROUP Brings on Entertainment Industry Vet Eric Williams
ROOM 8 GROUP, one of the largest independent video game service providers in the world, announced that Eric Williams has joined the company as Senior Director, Business Development. ROOM 8 GROUP consists of Dragon’s Lake Entertainment for AAA and AA game development and Room 8 Studio for all aspects of art production and mobile and cross-platform game development. The ROOM 8 GROUP brands work collaboratively within the same ecosystem as well as independently to give developers and publishers a powerful option when choosing a partner.
In his new role, Eric will manage publisher and developer relations implementing strategic business initiatives which will bring new content to the market developed by Room 8. He will focus on building new partner relationships, and addressing new business verticals for Room 8 Studio and Dragon’s Lake in the Americas. The studios provide outsourced services for full cycle game development, co-development, porting, and art.
“We expect to continue our growth in 2021 as we expand into key and emerging markets. A major reason behind our success is our culture of creativity and care, and Eric Williams shares the team’s values to the fullest,” said Sviatoslav Pohrebnoi, Chairman of ROOM 8 GROUP. “Through hard and intelligent work, he’s earned his reputation as an innovative and creative force in mobile games, music, and entertainment industries. His passionate stewardship, inventive problem solving, and extensive partner network make him a perfect addition to our team.”
Eric began his 15 year career at Sprint (now part of T-Mobile) managing both the technical and business aspects of their consumer entertainment product portfolio. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to drive global business development for video startup, AIO TV and later, music start up, NextRadio. He co-founded Rogue Games, a US-based mobile games publishing company, where he also served as COO.
ROOM 8 GROUP has been busy with key hires over the past few months including bringing on Brian Waddle as President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Previously, Brian worked as North America & Japan Business Development for QLOC, focused on AAA game development, QA, and Localization. Before that he served as President of Sales & Marketing at Virtuos and Global VP Sales & Marketing at Havok. In 2019 he spearheaded a group of investors that purchased Telltale Games.
ROOM 8 GROUP is continuing to grow, if interested, please visit. For more information, go to http://room8group.com/.
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ROOM 8 GROUP
Room 8 Group is a video game holding company uniting highly focused expert teams that provide external game development services worldwide. It comprises two studios: Dragon’s Lake Entertainment for AAA console and PC game development, and Room 8 Studio for full SKUs mobile games as well as all aspects of art production. The studios can be leveraged individually or at a group level as they work together within a single ecosystem. The Group is ISO certified and licensed to work on all gaming platforms including next-generation consoles. We work with Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Activision, 505 Games, CD Projekt Red, Annapurna Interactive, Rovio, Gameloft, and others on the most innovative gaming and entertainment experiences on all platforms. http://room8group.com/
Room 8 Studio
The Studio covers a range of high-end solutions from free-to-play mobile gaming and high-end consoles porting to AAA game art, as well as cinematics and trailers business. In the market since 2011 with more than 600 professionals, Room 8 Studio is one of the fastest growing solution providers in the industry working with 7 out of the global top 10 game publishers. The company operates production and business sites in the USA, the UK, Canada, Japan, and Ukraine. https://room8studio.com/
Dragon’s Lake Entertainment
Dragon’s Lake Entertainment is a PC/console video games development studio focused on heavy engineering and robust game development solutions using the team’s profound UE and custom / proprietary engines expertise as well as creating IP. Built around industry professionals with a focus on AAA production who have worked on some of the most well known AAA titles over the years, the company’s multicultural team of 100+ experts is distributed around Europe and Americas. https://dragonslake.com/