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Room 8 Group Joins XDS Spark to Elevate Industry Collaboration

Room 8 Group Joins XDS Spark to Elevate Industry Collaboration

In a strategic alliance that promises to reshape the landscape of the creative industries, this year we officially partnered with XDS Spark, a new B2B platform connecting diverse buyers with service providers on a global scale. This collaborative endeavor marks a significant milestone, combining the prowess of Room 8 Group’s acclaimed strategic services with the transformative capabilities of XDS Spark.

We are thrilled to have Room 8 Group join XDS Spark as a Founding Sponsor. Our XDS brand is renowned for excellence in quality and innovation, and that’s reflected in our partnership with Room 8 Group, knowing we share the same values. I look forward to a very exciting year ahead together!

Chris Wren, Co-Founder at XDS Spark,  Executive Director, XDS Conference

XDS Spark stands out as the premium solution for the creative sector, offering a comprehensive way to meet production goals and propel business growth. The platform’s always-on global database ensures seamless stakeholder collaboration, providing a continuous hub for creative innovation.

As a Founding Partner, we bring our experience as the world’s fastest-growing strategic partner in external game development, co-development, art, trailer production, and QA for AAA console, PC, and mobile titles. The partnership with XDS Spark is set to catalyze a new era of creative collaboration, bringing together the strengths of two industry leaders to foster innovation and drive success in the ever-evolving landscape of external development.

About the XDS Spark team

XDS Spark Co-Founders Sam Carlisle and Chris Wren have over 40 years combined experience with big names behind them – Microsoft, Xbox Game Studios Publishing and Electronic Arts (EA). Together, Chris and Sam have been leaders in the XDS Advisory Committee for over a decade. Their efforts have been invaluable in supporting AAA studios, and advocating for the professionalization of external development. In addition to their contributions to the External Development Summit (XDS), both have spoken at global industry events to raise awareness for the practice.

In other news, Paul Lipson has just been announced as the newest member of the XDS Spark Advisory Board. An award-winning executive and creative director, Paul is a leading figure in the interactive entertainment industry. Working as the SVP, Interactive Worldwide at Formosa Group, his teams fuel strategy, content development, and creative pipelines from their flagship studios in Los Angeles, Seattle, the UK, and Canada. 

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