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What is it like to work in a global game dev company? A perspective of Room 8 Group team from Brazil

What is it like to work in a global game dev company? A perspective of Room 8 Group team from Brazil

Working in a global game development company offers a unique mix of rewards and challenges. Recently, we underwent the integration of a Brazilian team into Room 8 Group. This involved adjusting certain aspects and being receptive to new ideas. We caught up with five specialists from Room 8 Group in Brazil, who’ve joined our global team, to learn about their experiences at Room 8 Group and their thoughts on working in a multicultural setting. As we continue to welcome more team members from Brazil, with this article we want to open the doors into the cultural climate at Room 8 Group and the diversity within our team.

What’s it like to work in teams, where so many different backgrounds are gathered?

Andressa Nowasyk, Stylized Character Concept Sub-Division Director:

I would describe switching to a global company like this: you’re in a bubble, and then it pops. Suddenly, you realize the world is much bigger than you thought. You start noticing all these different things around you that the bubble hid before. There’s so much to learn and so many ways to do things, unlike just one way you were used to. You see new tools, different ways of doing things – some faster, some slower. It’s like your brain gets bigger and you can think in new ways. Before, you thought you were creative, but now, working in a global team takes it up a notch.

Alexandre Silva, Technical Artist:

One of the greatest things about working in multinational teams is the mix of cultures you get. Everyone brings their unique way of doing things and communicating, making our work environment more lively and interesting. Another aspect is that working in a multinational team is an immense opportunity for growth and personal development. It challenges us to step out of our comfort zone, broaden our horizons, develop multicultural competence, and embrace this diversity, fostering more empathy, tolerance, and solidarity with others. Seeing how different people approach problem-solving is fascinating, and I’m excited to learn from them.

Does team diversity in teams lead to more creative solutions?

Alexandre Augusto, Talent Sourcer:

Diversity in teams tends to generate more creative solutions due to the different experiences, viewpoints, and skills of each team member. The variety of perspectives and backgrounds helps challenge conventional industry assumptions. After all, it’s a new and creative industry, and we need more and more innovation and creativity in solutions, and I believe that diversity in all senses is one of the essential points to achieve that.

Being yourself at work: does team diversity help you to be yourself? 

Pedro Souza, Realistic 3D Characters Team Manager:

Working with people from different places makes it easier for me to be myself. It fills me with pride to share about where I come from, my culture, and more. Typically, we don’t exchange cultural aspects when working with people from the same background. So, in a way, it boosts our appreciation for our own identity. Being true to myself at work means a lot to me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have my unique way of feeling, acting, and handling tasks, and it’s crucial for me to express that authenticity. Fortunately, expressing myself comes naturally at Room 8 Group. It’s awesome because I can approach tasks in my own way — I enjoy adding humor and turning challenges into enjoyable experiences while solving them. Here, I can do that easily and it works great for my productivity and satisfaction.

Andressa Nowasyk, Stylized Character Concept Sub-Division Director:

Working with global teams also helped me highlight my “Brazilianness”. Sharing our culture with colleagues from around the world feels like rediscovering its beauty. Telling more about ourselves to our global teammates helps us to see our customs in a new light and it makes us cherish them even more.

Working with diverse experts can teach you a lot, what are the main things you learn?

Alexandre Augusto, Talent Sourcer:

Being able to work with such amazing and professional people brings me a unique opportunity for continuous learning. I end up absorbing a lot of their cultural perspectives on issues, which gives me a new view of them, as well as better strategies and approaches from those who already have more experience in the industry. I consider this exchange of knowledge and experience the foundation for my professional development.

Pedro Souza, Realistic 3D Characters Team Manager:

I learn a lot from everyone about various things, but what I’ve learned from the team I’m currently part of, is how to approach things in a more relaxed manner. Usually, I’m quite intense when approaching issues — I try to solve them as quickly and as thoroughly as I can. However, I’m learning from the team to look at things more casually — I can examine a problem, let it sit for a while, understand it better, and then tackle it with more information. It’s one of the most important things I’ve learned and it helped me a lot.

At Room 8 Group we have a culture of honest dialogue and open feedback. How did it help you in your personal growth?

Pedro Souza, Realistic 3D Characters Team Manager:

I really believe we’re great at having honest conversations and giving feedback, especially since I often find myself giving feedback. Every time I speak up, I feel like people really listen, and I can see things changing based on what I say. Giving feedback also helps me learn and grow in terms of my communications – it’s nice to see someone understand what I’m saying and then actually make changes. The feedback I’ve gotten from my team around the world has helped me improve a lot. Even though I’ve only been part of Room 8 Group for three months, the feedback I’ve gotten here has already made me a better professional and communicator. Personally, I prefer feedback that’s quick and straight to the point.

Can you influence decision making as part of a project and in the company in general?

Poly Ferraz, Realistic 3D Characters Project Lead:

Most projects depend on what the client wants to see in the end. Usually, the client already has an idea that we need to follow. However, despite having a concept to follow, I can always give an opinion and art suggestion to my lead or producer, so we can discuss it! It’s nice to have space to offer suggestions. If we speak about the company level, we also have space to talk, offer suggestions, and be heard. So yes, I sense that my opinion is valued and it means a lot to me.

What personal advantages do you see in working at a global company?

Poly Ferraz, Realistic 3D Characters Project Lead:

Room 8 Group is a big company, which means there are lots of different roles and chances to move up. You can get promoted and grow within the company for a long time because at Room 8 Group there’s always room for more. It feels great and keeps you motivated, knowing there are more opportunities waiting for you.


We trust that the perspectives shared by our teammates have given you a sense of the dynamics of working within Room 8 Group. To learn more about exciting job opportunities available at Room 8 Group in Brazil, we invite you to explore them on our career page.

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